May Monster Madness

My little bloodied red dress is ready. I’m accessorizing it with a hammer, an ax, and perhaps an onyx dagger with a chic rubied handle. Onyx and rubies are all the rage at monster blog parties these days. And when it comes to monstrous partying, nothing tops May Monster Madness.

Don’t worry if you feel like you have nothing to wear (or if you need more time to sharpen your accessories), for the party doesn’t start until Saturday, May 28th, 2016. I really hope to see you there. You don’t have to be a monster to attend the festivities. In fact, you don’t even have to like monsters (although, if your dislike of monsters is known… you might want to make your bling extra sharp and extra pointy). Wondering how to participate in the yum, my Luvs? It’s easy:

You can write (fiction, poetry, monstrous articles), you can paint, craft, sculpt… you can tell us about the little monsters that haunt or beautify your garden, your closet, your mind… Like the delightful mistress of Little Gothic Horrors says in the main party post, for this summer soirée, you can explore “Whatever interests you, as long as it is monster-y in some way!” Yep, you can go for mythological creatures, fairy tale monsters, hilarious monsters, lovable monsters that creep and crawl, hateable human monsters that make your skin crawl, cute monstrous kids…

By the way, earlier this month, a friend *waves at Winter Moon* shared a page from John Kenn Mortensen’s Sticky Monsters. I, as you can probably imagine, fell completely in love with the creepy wee creatures. So… I decided to base my May Monster Madness contribution on one of Señor Mortensen’s creations. But… I haven’t been able to pick just one. Would you like to help me choose? If so, let me know if you would like me to write about the 1st, 2nd or 3rd illustration. If you’re feeling particularly motivated, I would love to know the why behind your suggestion.

1. Now, that’s what I call a sprouting nose…
Sticky Monsters, by John Kenn Mortensen (1)

2. His nightshirt would make fabulous Halloween curtains…
Sticky Monsters, by John Kenn Mortensen (2)

3. They practically bent over backwards for her…
Sticky Monsters, by John Kenn Mortensen (3)

Visit Little Gothic Horrors for specific details. And while you’re there… why not join in? 😉
May Monster Madness, 2016


31 thoughts on “May Monster Madness”

  1. Woohoo! No one can pull off hammers, axes, onyx and rubies quite like you!! 🙂

    Love John Kenn Mortensen’s ‘Sticky Monsters’. They’re all fabulous, but I’m voting for number 3. There’s just something nightmarish about bodies bending awkwardly, and I’m imagining them moving in an erratic spider-like manner.

    (On a random note… the naked guy with a log for a head, in the first image, instantly made me think of Donald Trump for some reason.)

  2. Ohhhh I have missed you so much. Sometimes I can smell your words in a synaesthetic kind of way. And today I got a big dose of Magaly. I read a bunch of posts and now I can go on with my day! Love, hugs and kisses!!!

  3. With the insanely summery weather we’ve been having the last few weeks, I have poured all my energy into the garden (I have a tan. Yes, even my HANDS are tanned. I don’t really know how to feel about it…) and have not been thinking so much about monsters and ghouls. We’ve even been playing The Evil Within some nights, but it hasn’t gotten my morbid mind going at all. I’m giving it another week, seeing if something monstrous pops up, before I sign up. It’d be so weird if i sign up and then only want to take pictures of blooming lilacs…

    • Yay! for gardening and enjoying the sun. Some years ago, my entry to MMM was fanged daisies. They were extremely chic and very much into fashion. Some monsters are just too cute. I bet there are many monsters who enjoy the sun. You might find one before the 28th. 😉

  4. Hello! *waves back*

    I’m loving the sound of your outfit, and can’t wait to see you at the party, but I will be keeping my distance, especially since you keep sharpening that damn axe of yours! 😉

    His illustrations are amazing and I’d love to read the delicious words you’d write to accompany image 3. Not that I love the others any less, I just think the third one is the creepiest of all.

    • I promise to keep my axes on safe until I’m ready to slash *hehehe*.

      I can’t wait to get my copy of Sticky Monsters. Each piece is amazing, indeed! I hope to do it some justice.

  5. So exciting! I have to get my butt in gear and create something! I have to put down my Star painting for now! I love all the illustrations!! But, number 3 is adorable! I love her face! Like she is going to rip off her clothes and be some zombie kick ass hero! LOL! Or, she might be the head mistress of zombie land! And, those girls are bending over for their Queen!

    • I was about to say that you could always write a poem, tale or article about your your fear of monsters… then I realized that doing so might be scary, too. Also, what other people write might be scary. Fear is such a strange thing… I’ve always found monsters a bit comical (the ones that come out of our imaginations, at least). I’ve always dreaded the ones who walk around in human skins though…

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