Cat-ur-day

Saturday is here which usually means a Burning Question Poll or a lousy drawing.

But TODAY it is Cat-ur-Day. Move over Saturn, the cats are here.

Last night while I was folding laundry (yes, Vampires have laundry) my cat Oscar was curled up next to his buddy Stan-Lee. Stan is an old Steiff tiger of the most pleasant disposition. Oscar loves his Stan.

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Oscar is my baby boy, even though he turns eight this summer.

Gloria is almost fourteen. We got her at the pound (Sacramento Animal Control and Rescue) on my daughter’s 6th birthday. She was a teeny tiny little thing. Gloria is still pretty small but fierce. She is the hunter, and I will say no more. Birds, bugs, lizards, and all small rodents – you have been warned.

But wait… for all of you who need your poochie dogo fix I also took a picture of Alice, my cuddle bug hellhound (aka GSD aka German Shepard Dog.) Alice is three years old. Her birthday is December 25th. Alice weights 86 pounds, loves the cats to no end, listens to the “mom voice”, and steals the cat food as often as she can.

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For those who came here looking for a Burning Question or a drawing I aim to please.

Here is a doodle I did a while back of a vampire child and her cat. Just a doodle.

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The Tiger and Vampire Maman

And something else a little more detailed.

This one was done under another name (aka Marla Todd) but I drew it. This was a while back. I have a stash of works I’ve never shown anyone, and a lot of work I’ve sold or given away. Hell yeah I’ve been paid for my artwork and illustrations.

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Finally…

Drum roll please…

The BURNING QUESTION for today is: How does society influence art?

If you don’t like that one talk about your cats, dogs, art, or spring garden in the comment section below. Yes, that is what the comment section is for. Start the discussions NOW.

Happy Cat-ur-Day.

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

Blood Oranges: Doodles #1

My husband and I were watching a movie and, well, I’m got bored. There was a pencil and paper handy, so I started to doodle.

This is Friday, so I’m wondering what to do for the next 50 Saturdays.

Blood Oranges: Doodles with Juliette

So here we go. Blood Oranges #1

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If you have a doodle to share let me know at juliettevampiremom@ gmail.com

In the meantime I’m going to whip up some silly doodles for no good reason, for the next 50 weeks. Maybe I’ll even add in a poll or two.

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

 

Be WERE (it isn’t just wolves anymore)

For my friend Draliman at https://dralimanonlife.com

This quick sketch is from a distant memory… don’t let it scare you.

THIS is an elusive Were-hamster.

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And of course the lesser known Were-sockpuppet.

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~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

 

Five Minutes of Urban Fantasy (x 2 so that makes ten)

Urban Fantasy and Graphic Novels go hand in hand, like Hansel and Gretel without the witch, or maybe with the witch. OK with the witch.

Anyway…

I had a note pad, a pencil and a couple of minutes to spare today.

FIVE MINUTE GRAPHIC NOVELS.

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I hope you feel enlightened by this experience.

Have fun.

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

Horror and Art from my Cold Undead Heart

I’ll be blunt.

I write stories. I draw cute little sketches.

I love you. Juliette drew this.

I love you.
Juliette drew this.

If you download and read a FREE Horror Anthology (not just my stuff, but a lot of really good stories) and leave a review, I will send you an original sketch drawn just for you with my cold undead hand.

As part of the WPaD (Writers, Poets and Deviants) writing group I am proud of what we do to support MS research and entertain the reading public at the same time.

This month (January 2016) our newest anthology Creepies 2: Things that go Bump Beneath the Bed, is FREE.

Creepies 2 - Best Horror Anthology of 2015

Creepies 2 – Best Horror Anthology of 2015

Yes, FREE.

From the twisted minds of Writers, Poets and Deviants:
Prepare for terror… and a few laughs as well.
– An exterminator meets his match in a family’s attic…
– A cuddly toy with a disturbing origin is all the rage…
– A boy’s survival of a deadly accident turns out to be more curse than miracle…
– A man asks a vampire for a favor and gets more than he wished for…
– A strange device collects and stores the rage from people bent on revenge…
– An exquisite chess set in an old pawn shop is more than it seems to be…
– A WW2 bayonet carries an evil history…
– An ancient vampire struggles with life in modern society…
– Something is alive in the outhouse…

Enjoy these chilling tales and more in volume 2 of WPaD’s popular Creepies series.
But leave the lights on…

CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK FOR THE FREE DOWNLOAD.

And if you download it, read it, leave a decent review telling the world what your favorite stories are, I will send YOU an original sketch drawn by my own cold undead hand.

I mean, it is a WIN/WIN for everyone.

So do this:

  • Download the book.
  • Read it (and have the crap scared out of you, or just laugh and enjoy)
  • Write a nice review on Amazon (an honest review)
  • Let me know about it via email at juliettevampiremom@gmail.com
  • And I’ll draw you something fun and silly. Then I’ll send it to you either electronically or send you the REAL drawing. By the way the drawing might be worth millions one day so this is your chance to retire to that cabin in the woods or your dream house in Palm Springs.
  • This is all for fun so no trolls or haters please.
  • Art work give-a-way limited to first ten readers who participate. 

Questions? Ask below and I’ll get back to you.

But seriously, this is a fun anthology. Read it, review it, get art. You can’t start off the new year better than that.

Well except maybe possums eating bananas.

 

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

 

Even Vampires have feelings.

Gothic Tiles and Silly Sketches

Fine art.

I have the ability to create masterpieces that rival the paintings in great museums however, what I love to draw little bits and pieces on the fly. Fast images that capture an idea or a feeling or a moment or, more oftener not, a message. It makes me happy. And frankly it doesn’t take much to entertain me.

Last Friday I sketched out a birthday card in about 15 minutes for a friend to another friend. It was just fun. Nothing but silly fun. Ball point pen on paper sort of fun. Josh likes horror films and stories, and cats.

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I was thinking about tiles a few weeks ago and tasked my alter ego from the parallel universe to make some.

Vampire Girl Tile

 

 

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The tiles are now listed for sale on Etsy. Click here to go to the page. 

 

So I guess the message today would be: Do what makes you happy.

Do it.

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman