Spooky Desert Bookmark

It’s that creepy time of year again! I love curling up with a good book and a warm cup of tea on these autumn days. I recommend anything by Nnedi Okorafor, if you’re on the lookout for a great read. Her words flow in and around you like brisk wind through naked trees. And if you’re getting ready to settle in for a good reading session, you might need a bookmark to fit the mood. I made this week’s crayon drawing into a bookmark with a quote from Nnedi Okorafor.

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Spooky Desert, Crayola crayons
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“If you spend enough time in the desert, you will hear it speak.” – Nnedi Okorafor, Who Fears Death.

You can download my Spooky Desert Bookmark on etsy.

Check out these other bookmarks in my etsy shop Familiar Oddlings.

Bats and spiders and books

It’s finally October and that means: Halloween! It’s my favorite holiday. The eeriness, the fall colors, that chill in the wind, the suspenseful feeling of something about to happen, the candy… I love it!

One of my favorite things to do to celebrate Halloween is make a bookmark with a spooky theme. Reading scary stories in the fall evenings, all wrapped up in a cozy blanket, is one of the best things! And matching a bookmark to the mood is fiendishly fun!

One year I made one with bats!

You can purchase a download of it here: Halloween Bat Bookmark on etsy by Familiar Oddlings

I made the artwork by using paper collage and acrylic paints. I really enjoyed getting the moon to glow behind the swarm of bats.

 

This year I wanted to do something with spiders and autumn leaves, and this is what came out:

Purchase a download of this one here: Halloween Spider in the Leaves bookmark on etsy by Familiar Oddlings

Crayola crayons again. They are wonderful! The brightness of the colors are fantastic! I get a thrill from the challenge of getting these to blend and fade as smoothly as I can. I wanted the vibrant fall leaves to pop forward from a subtle gray leaves/cobwebby background, all within which the glorious spider suspends on her thread!

 

I hope you all enjoy these and have a spooky Halloween!