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So who am I? You can read my more formal biography here, but to sum up an introduction in a few words: Hello! I'm Bethalynne. I'm an artist and writer who has been using this domain as my personal outlet to the world since 1998. I started out as a freelance commercial artist who worked mostly as a website designer for other creative types. These days I work as creative director for the family business The Attic Shoppe Trading Company, which makes all sorts of neat little things. I also self publish quite a bit of my personal work. As for me I have a very over active imagination. I don't spend too much time with my head in the clouds, I've just resigned myself to living up there. My sense of humor is quite off. My time with Lovecraft has caused me to put way too many tentacles in my art. And most of all, I live for my creative life and I don't take myself terribly seriously. My website offers access to all of my creative pursuits and my blog is an eclectic collection of everything else. My larger projects are linked to below, as well as site updates below them. It is a pleasure to meet you. Please enjoy my site and thank you for visiting! - Bethalynne

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October: My current seasonal project: Collage art as a Halloween,
autumn and the macabre inspired tarot. Info can be found at the Attic Shoppe.

Halloween Tarot

It is August now and I've been a bit light on the updates on my site. Sadly this is due to some particularly unhappy stomach surgery I underwent at the end of July. I'm currently in healing mode and moving at a snail's pace. I'm looking at a very lovely autumn though. I was asked to do a tutorial feature for Somerset Digital Studio magazine's Fall issue (available in September) featuring my Black Cat & Poisoned Tea Society artwork. I also have my second Lenormand style deck almost finished that I will begin posting a new card each day here shortly on my blog. And more stuff, of course, because... I seriously never sleep. Except for right now. Right now sleep is my second home because I'm enjoying some exceptionally lovely pain killers. At least for a few more days. And then back to the real world. September edit: You can pick up a copy of the mag here.

I've begun a tea project with my local ladies. It features unique tea flavors based around the Orange Moon Tea Society, a tea collective that is apart of my Snapdragon Tea fiction. The project includes the stories, related artwork, tea, and a new bat-centric Lenormand deck I created called the Tea Bats Lenormand -based upon the Mad Hatter quote "Twinkle, twinkle, little bat! How I wonder what you're at! Up above the world you fly. Like a tea tray in the sky." from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. You can see posts for the society in my blog here, meet the society at orangemoonteas.com and view the deck here.

It's taken me a few years to get the original Black Ibis tarot rebooted and add the long promised minor arcana to it, but I've finally done just that. And I do believe it looks smashing. The deck is small in size, packaged in a sturdy tin and has a companion book of brief card explanations. It's being offered through The Attic Shoppe Trading Company throughout the summer. You can get your own copy here.

The Isidore Tarot and I had the extreme pleasure of being featured in the Spring issue of Somerset Digital Studios Magazine. You can see samples of my spread and pick up your own copy here.

The third addition (with snazzy vamp cover) of my art book is now available. My foreword is by my favorite and very influential to me artist Joachim Luetke. With some very kind words by Brom “Bethalynne’s work is a whisper, a seductive echo that creeps into your head just before you fall asleep and follows you into your dreams. Ghostly, beautiful, sensuous, her work caresses you with a painted insect fingernail. She is a painting, a poem, a daguerreotyle, a costume of lace and beads, a bejeweled dragonfly. She is a carnival of talents dancing together to craft a unique and haunting voice.” You can pick up your copy here.

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