Morticia Does Knotts Scary Farm

Greetings Misfits. Just as I brought you with me to Halloween at Disneyland a few weeks ago today I’d like to have you come along with Spawn and I to Knotts Scary Farm.

A friend is one of the main monsters there and we were able to get in with him on a VIP tour of the Haunt.

I gotta tell you it was the way to go. We didn’t wait in a single line. Walked right in to all the mazes and rides and had special seating at one of the shows. I also highly recommend going on a less heavily trafficked day such as a Thursday. Less crowds mean shorter lines and more monsters to go round. And the more monsters the merrier!

I’ve added some of my favorite photos from the night below but you can see the night better if you click the link to watch my YouTube video. Just remember, I don’t have a cameraman or crew following me when I so these videos. Its just me and my cellphone. So no judging.

Knotts Scary Farm- click me!

Enjoy and I’ll see you soon, Misfits!

My Disneyland Halloween

Last week I took a much needed day off and went to Disneyland for their Halloween celebration. Now I like the rides and shows and so on as much as the next guy but what really pulls me to The Happiest Place On Earth is the artistic side of things. To me it’s just one giant art installation and I love to simply grab a latte and spend hours walking around looking at displays and shop windows and…well…the art that is Disneyland.

I made a YouTube video about my day which you can see here:

Disney Halloween On YouTube

But I’d love to show you some of my photos from the day so you can maybe see what I see when I visit.

Tarot Bella

Most of you know, or can at least guess, that I’n very intuitive and believe strongly in the worlds of magic, Universal energy, and the old ways.

So I was thrilled when the lovely tarot reader, Kerry at TarotBella.etsy.com offered to pull my cards and do a reading for me. That said, I’d never had a reading long distance before and boy was this long distance, she’s in England! So I was definitely hesitant about how this was going to work.

Turns out my worries were unfounded because I was impressed.

Right off the bat the first thing my reading said was that I am clairsentient. How she knew this I have no idea because we hadn’t spoken of it. Clairsentience is not one of the more commonly discussed psychic gifts. Clairvoyant is the norm, or Telepathic or even Sensitive. But clairsentient, the ability to feel the dead, is a pretty random word to pull out of one’s hat. I was suitably taken aback.

The reading went on to discuss my immediate future, which apparently was ruled by cup cards and would be full of expanding career opportunities (my newly redesigned main Instagram account perhaps? Hmmm….).

There was a section given to my spirit guide. And another to my actual card spread. Which when it boiled all down told me that the inner turmoil I’ve been feeling lately had very strong roots in a subtle feeling of disconnect in my social media. It’s good to know the universe backs me up in my decision to make some changes!

And all of it was presented beautifully with Halloween graphics, lovely fonts and black and white photos.

Kerry herself is the tarot reader for UK Cosmopolitan magazine and UK newspaper, The Sun. Clearly the woman has some talent.

She has her own Etsy shop as well where you can get your own readings.

And to top it all off she’s just the sweetest, most humble person. Really there’s just nothing not to like here.

Check her out and tell her I sent you.

www.tarotbella.etsy.com

Till next time, Misfits!

Jacq

Welcome to a New World

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Gosh, I’ve had this website just sitting here for a few years now. I think my last post in it was 2016.  I knew I wanted to keep it, but I just could not see what its final use was going to be. It went through one incarnation as a random blog… didn’t like that, it felt contrived because I really didn’t know what to say or how to promote it. Then it was a portfolio of sorts for a bit. Then it became just a place holder for the last year-ish. But thankfully, inspiration has struck and I know what to do!

For a while now I’ve felt so pulled in so many directions with my online world. I LOVE Instagram. It can be such an art form and I’ve embraced that aspect of it fully and without reserve. After all, I spent ten years of my life as a professional fantasy artist. I NEED an artistic expression.  I have five working accounts there, though one is secondary to another so I wont include it here.   Each of my accounts is dedicated to a specific aspect of my life. There is the Gothic model account which is my main account. There is a personal version of that same gothic world. Then there is the account dedicated to my horses and magical outdoorsy, Tolkien inspired life. And lastly there is my business account for my Vintage store.   I am deeply attached and involved in all of them but I also really wish I could find a way to tie it all together.   As of this writing I have somewhere in the neighborhood of 45 thousand followers, but they are spread out over the various accounts with my modeling one being the largest at just over 38K.   Many of my followers follow all of the accounts, but not all. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a place I can have ALL of it together?   I can’t really do that on Instagram, or at least I have yet to figure out a way to do that and have it be cohesive and visually appealing. I tried it on YouTube for a bit and still have my account there as well. But I found videos extremely time consuming and rather frustrating to edit well, and as this is not how I earn my living, they sort of fell by the wayside. I can, however, do it here.

I like to write, have in fact written and published a book ( see the link above), and had numerous articles published in magazines and so forth.  Having a blog will be relatively easy to maintain, and as there is always something happening across the sundry aspects of my world I will not lack for material with which to regale you with.  But be prepared, one day I may be talking about my horses, the next it might be a vintage shopping trip, and the third day I may show you some rehearsal photos from a ballet I am dancing in. In other words, expect to be shown just about anything and everything from my current life.

So does this mean I’m giving up my Instagrams? Oh gosh no! I love them too much.  This is in addition to that. I might talk about some of the same things but I can flesh it out here a lot more fully and show more photos/media.  That said, I’m still pondering how I can combine some of my accounts without losing the aesthetic of each one that I love and need so there may be some future changes at some point there.

For now, we’ll just start with this and see where it takes us, yes? Until next time…

Safe journey, Misfits!!!