Available (with either a cream or pink frame) my Etsy store. A small framed print based on the gorgeous 1994 movie La Reine Margot.

Via Etsy

(Source: cavigliascabinet)

I still feel vaguely guilty about abandoning my Literary Lent project this year (do to various crappy life happenings), but I like the pieces I did complete and have been thinking of making prints.
What say you?

I still feel vaguely guilty about abandoning my Literary Lent project this year (do to various crappy life happenings), but I like the pieces I did complete and have been thinking of making prints.

What say you?

A small sapphic illustration is the style of Studio Manasse.Art Deco. Between the wars. Surrealist muse.
On acid free Stillman & Birn Epsilon paper. app. 5”x7”. Ink, ink wash and watercolor.
via Etsy

A small sapphic illustration is the style of Studio Manasse.

Art Deco. Between the wars. Surrealist muse.

On acid free Stillman & Birn Epsilon paper. app. 5”x7”. Ink, ink wash and watercolor.

via Etsy

I added this lovely Ziegfeld-style mermaid design to my Society 6 store this past weekend.
In addition to prints, there are totes, phone cases, and T Shirts.
Perfect for any beach or Mermaid Parade.
via Society 6

I added this lovely Ziegfeld-style mermaid design to my Society 6 store this past weekend.

In addition to prints, there are totes, phone cases, and T Shirts.

Perfect for any beach or Mermaid Parade.

via Society 6

My cameo portrait of two lovely conjoined twins is once again available for purchase.

A high quality ink jet print in a red copper cameo setting under glass.

Approximately 1” x .75”.

Via Etsy

I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to illustrate this autobiographical piece by my amazingly talented friend John DeVore.
Read The Witches of the Confederacy at Medium.

I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to illustrate this autobiographical piece by my amazingly talented friend John DeVore.

Read The Witches of the Confederacy at Medium.

Mini framed mermaid art just added to my Etsy store! Can be purchased as a pair or individually.

via Etsy

Just added to my Etsy store. A small framed print based on the gorgeous 1994 movie Queen Margot.

Via Etsy

During which Charlie Chaplin has a birthday.
via Society 6

During which Charlie Chaplin has a birthday.

via Society 6

I added a new mermaid to my Society 6 store.
I’m really happy with how some of the products look for this one - particularly the tote.

I added a new mermaid to my Society 6 store.

I’m really happy with how some of the products look for this one - particularly the tote.

Society 6 is once again having one of their periodic sales - free shipping* and $5 off everything! Through Sunday night Midnight PST.

So, now is an excellent time to indulge in all your mermaid and monster needs. Find my store here.

*I have heard of some issues to with the free shipping in Canada, so, if that’s where you live you might want to hold off until it’s sorted

I just created this image for the “Fear Itself” edition of No, You Tell It

I just created this image for the “Fear Itself” edition of No, You Tell It

12. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Before you ask, no, I haven’t read The Goldfinch yet, but it’s sitting on my shelf and I’m looking forward to it.
I loved her first novel about murderous classics scholars attending a fictional version of Bennington College. It’s on my list of books that are wonderful, top notch mysteries that are never characterized as such.
12/40 in my Literary Lent Series

12. The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Before you ask, no, I haven’t read The Goldfinch yet, but it’s sitting on my shelf and I’m looking forward to it.

I loved her first novel about murderous classics scholars attending a fictional version of Bennington College. It’s on my list of books that are wonderful, top notch mysteries that are never characterized as such.

12/40 in my Literary Lent Series

Look. I know I’m very, very behind. But I’m going to get back on track (i.e. desperately catch up on) with my Lent Project. If it kills me.
11. Ali and Nino: A Love Story by Kurban Said (AKA Essad Bey, AKA Lev Nussimbaum, etc.).
A really beautiful novel about a Muslim boy and a Christian girl who fall in love in the last days of Imperial Russia in Baku. The book first came to my attention when I read the extraordinary biography of the author, The Orientalist by Tom Reiss. Kurban Said was actually born Lev Nussimbaum, a Russian Jew, the son of a wealthy oil man in Azerbaijan. His mother was a suicide (and possibly a spy for Stalin, who also - perhaps - occupied the Nussimbaum’s house after the Revolution). He attended high school with the Nabokovs in Germany, converted to Islam (pretending to be a Persian prince). And wrote and wrote and wrote under various pseudonyms and identities.
Ali and Nino was first published in Vienna, in German, in 1937 under the name E.P. Tal Verlag, a pseudonym for a German Countess whose family still claims she is the author (really. you can’t make this stuff up.). Most people, however, believe that Said/Bey/Nussimbaum is the author, as it’s impossible to believe it was written by somebody who hasn’t spent substantial time in Baku. Bey fled to Italy when the Germans occupied Austria and died there in 1942 at the age of 37.
11/40 in my Literary Lent Series

Look. I know I’m very, very behind. But I’m going to get back on track (i.e. desperately catch up on) with my Lent Project. If it kills me.

11. Ali and Nino: A Love Story by Kurban Said (AKA Essad Bey, AKA Lev Nussimbaum, etc.).

A really beautiful novel about a Muslim boy and a Christian girl who fall in love in the last days of Imperial Russia in Baku. The book first came to my attention when I read the extraordinary biography of the author, The Orientalist by Tom Reiss. Kurban Said was actually born Lev Nussimbaum, a Russian Jew, the son of a wealthy oil man in Azerbaijan. His mother was a suicide (and possibly a spy for Stalin, who also - perhaps - occupied the Nussimbaum’s house after the Revolution). He attended high school with the Nabokovs in Germany, converted to Islam (pretending to be a Persian prince). And wrote and wrote and wrote under various pseudonyms and identities.

Ali and Nino was first published in Vienna, in German, in 1937 under the name E.P. Tal Verlag, a pseudonym for a German Countess whose family still claims she is the author (really. you can’t make this stuff up.). Most people, however, believe that Said/Bey/Nussimbaum is the author, as it’s impossible to believe it was written by somebody who hasn’t spent substantial time in Baku. Bey fled to Italy when the Germans occupied Austria and died there in 1942 at the age of 37.

11/40 in my Literary Lent Series

A detail from my Princess White Deer piece.
Up through March 31. Please swing by.
THE CHORUS GIRL SHOW by Carolyn RashipI’ve been creating a series of large works on paper depicting the interesting and scandal filled lives of women who began their professional lives in the chorus - then wound up as movie stars, writers or infamous.
Dixon Place 
61 Chrystie Street, NYC

A detail from my Princess White Deer piece.

Up through March 31. Please swing by.

THE CHORUS GIRL SHOW by Carolyn Raship

I’ve been creating a series of large works on paper depicting the interesting and scandal filled lives of women who began their professional lives in the chorus - then wound up as movie stars, writers or infamous.

Dixon Place

61 Chrystie Street, NYC