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Tuesday’s Treasury: Dig it!

14 May

Mining games seem to be all the rage right now. Everyone knows and loves Minecraft, but there are other equally awesome but lesser known mining/crafting games out there too, such as Terraria, Miner Dig Deep!, Total Miner, and probably others that I haven’t played. These games are absurdly addictive, whether your obsession is building a bigger and better castle, slaughtering zombies or searching for those elusive diamonds.

In today’s treasury, get ready to leave your colorful, pixellated overworld, craft yourself some awesome tools, and dig deep! But watch out, zombies and other enemies are lurking below the surface. If you survive, you may just find the treasure you’re looking for…


Cubeland

$40

Perler Bunny – Terraria

$3

Handmade Creeper Queen Size …

$280

8-Bit Fireplace Art

$80

Minecraft Crafting Table

$25

Hair Axe Durin Mint Swirl an…

$41

Miniature pickaxe (pick axe)…

$29

GRAVE DIGGER-silver shovel n…

$62

Dig it – Terraria Pin/Magne…

$7

Steampunk Goth Victorian Lea…

$300

Sedona Red Dirt Necklace – E…

$38

Bloody Zombie With Ripped Ja…

$48

Handcrafted “Warface&qu…

$625

Art Glass Gold Nugget Glass …

$20

Exotic- ocean green and blue…

$690

Minecraft Diamond-Paper Tile…

$95

Tuesday’s Treasury: Guys and Ghouls

7 May

The first time I heard a psychobilly song was on a Geico commercial of all places. After that, I sent away for a Th’ Legendary Shack*Shakers cd and have been in love with that type of music since. I’ve always been a fan of horror movies, Halloween, and creepiness in general, so it was easy to love other aspects of psychobilly subculture as well.

If you’re a fan of zombies, tattoos, and retro fashion, you might fall in love with it as well. Check out what these amazing Etsy sellers have made!


LORETTA Blue Gingham High Wa…

$62

Monster Handbag with Your Ch…

$125

Zombie Hand Cake Topper

$160

Pick size Green Rose Skull …

$15

Rockabilly Psychobilly Pompa…

$45

Rockabilly Psychobilly Pinup…

$5

Two Custom color True Blood …

$354

Sailor Jerry Cufflinks – Men…

$12.5

Zombie Poppet – A poppet, wh…

$25

Frankenstein coffin shaped a…

$35.9

Men’s work shirt rockabi…

$70

ROCKABILLY Deadite Set – The…

$60

Made To Measure Petal Bust P…

$110

Octopus Woman, Neo-Tradition…

$35

Pick color skull lightning b…

$6.5

Gold Wings pick holder penda…

$539

Book Art

20 Mar

Before  I made a living creating art, writing was my life. I went to college for a writing degree and worked on a novel in my free time. Life has a funny way of changing directions on you, though, and I now find myself sans a degree and selling my jewelry and art as my day job instead of novels like I thought I would. I love my life the way it is, but the one thing I regret is never finishing my novel. I’m rather embarrassed that I’ve been working on it for 15 years and it’s not at the point I want it to be. I’ve finished many drafts of it, but never found it perfect enough. I’ve had these characters in my head for so long, and I feel like I need to tell their story, so I’ve been trying to set aside some time every night to write a few pages.

If I ever do get my novel published (and it’s so easy to do self-publishing and promotion these days), I’d love some artwork to go with it. I’m considering starting some portraits of the characters or paintings of the landscapes. This got me thinking about art in books. There are times when it is needed – giving the reader a better picture of what is being described. And there are times that the subject is simply so interesting or beautiful that it deserves to be seen.

I browsed my usual sources of awesome art and found some amazing pieces from original books and stories, as well as unique depictions of classic literature.

The New World - Book Cover by Victor-Lam-art

The New World – Book Cover by Victor-Lam-art

Alice by tomape

Alice by tomape

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Obscure but Awesome

6 Mar

Have you ever played an amazing video game, but no one else seems to have heard of it? There are some great popular games out there, but there are other equally deserving titles that don’t get as much exposure. These gems deserve some attention and some more fan art made for them! I discovered there are  artists out there making art based on these games, but I would love to see more. I’ve asked Mom’s Basement members and other avid gamers about their favorite obscure games and created a gallery below of their picks.

Torin’s Passage

Torin’s Passage is a fantasy/adventure computer game from 1995. Despite being made by Al Lowe, creator of Leisure Suit Larry, this game is a family-friendly game I have fond memories of playing when I was a kid. You embark on a quest to find your captured parents, travelling through unique, nested planets and solving puzzles along the way.

After playing this game as a kid, I always loved the name Torin, and decided if I ever had a son, that’s what I would name him. And I did!

More Torin's Passage by sweet-pea-soup

More Torin’s Passage by sweet-pea-soup

The Lands Below by zazumii-chan

The Lands Below by zazumii-chan

Nier

Nier is a SquareEnix game from 2010 that definitely doesn’t have the exposure it deserves. This beautiful, melancholy game features a gorgeous soundtrack, a storyline with twists and turns, and interesting replay value. I can’t tell you more or it would spoil it. Just go play it!

Nier Replicant by semsei

Nier Replicant by semsei

Nier - Kaine by Dice9999

Nier – Kaine by Dice9999

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Self-Portraits

20 Feb
Self-Portrait by Naolito

Self-Portrait by Naolito

Artists are inspired by everything around them, and what’s more influential than your own self? Creating a self-portrait can be an illustration of how you perceive yourself, how you feel inside, or something you wish you were. It can be realistic or abstract and done in any number of mediums.

I’ve found a collection of artists willing to display themselves as art, many with a geeky twist! And at the end, I’ve offered my own self-portrait, created for this article.

Self Portrait by DeathMetalDan

Self Portrait by DeathMetalDan

Self-Portrait by bentolman

Self-Portrait by bentolman

Positronic Self-Portrait by D4N13I3

Positronic Self-Portrait by D4N13I3

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The Color of Things

6 Feb
Allure by black-dicefish

Allure by black-dicefish

A couple of years ago I discovered that I have Synesthesia – a neurological condition that causes different senses to be combined, rather than separate. A common trait of people with Synesthesia (synesthetes) is always perceiving letters, numbers, and words with certain colors attached to them. For example, ‘A’ will always be red to me, ‘B’ is brown, ‘C’ is yellow, ‘D’ is navy blue, etc. I also see colored shapes when I hear certain sounds, and perceive textures when I smell certain things. My sister also has Synesthesia and she is the reason I discovered my own. Up until that point, I thought seeing each letter as a color was normal. There are over 60 known kinds of Synesthesia and my sister has traits that I do not, such as tasting voices and perceiving numbers with personalities.

Synesthesia by ThePathOfDreams

Synesthesia by ThePathOfDreams

Most people with Synesthesia are creative and artistic by nature. And since this condition involves a lot of color, I thought I’d gather a collection of pieces with beautiful color palettes, and also include art by syesthetes as well. And even if you don’t have this condition, everyone loves color!

Rainbow

The following pieces are filled with many vibrant colors!

League of Legends - Zyra Fanart by  alexnegrea

League of Legends – Zyra Fanart by alexnegrea

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