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The Camera Captures One’s Soul; A Painting, One’s Heart (x 49)

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The talented and obscenely prolific Bethalynne Bajema has rendered my likeness in oil, an act for which I’m both humbled and grateful. ☆ While the painting itself is not for sale, a limited edition of 35 signed and numbered reproductions on metallic paper — as well as 13 hand-embellished, signed and numbered prints on 8″ x 12″ fine art paper — are.

:: the artist’s work ::

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Three parts because I blab about myself enough as it is; two parts because today I’m about as sharp as a plastic spoon — please allow me to present further details via the artist’s own verbiage:

“One of the first portraits I created for my Black Ibis project was for the enigmatic Clint Catalyst. I’ve been so invested in the faded colors and sepia work these past few years I had almost forgotten what it’s like to work in the dark end of color spectrum. It was almost like I was a twenty year old goth again painting the cute lad who I always catch at the coffee shop…

This print will ship well backed flat, in a plastic sleeve to protect it. Please allow three to six weeks for delivery within the US. International orders may take a smidge longer.”

Miss Bajema then goes on to thank me [when it is I who have thanks to extend her direction!], and adds:

“[Clint] will be found among my tarot deck, as well — as The Hierophant! You will find a few other print versions of this painting in The Scriptorium Shop under the ‘Black Ibis’ category.”

Moreover, you’ll find a special offer — as well as the name of our winner
for the
Jillian Lauren: Some Girls give-away —
beneath the cut…

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So. Damn. Deadly. Cute…

I’m vergin’ on a

HAUTE

HAUTE

HAUTE  ATTACK!

With special thanks to Nixon Sixx for casting such an adorable spokesmodel

in this, THE SEVENTH PRIZE RIBBON among

the JARED GOLD/CLINT CATALYST CO-BRANDED MERCHANDISE—

a ‘site exclusive’ for the illustrious

[dot] com

Matter of fact, the HMacabre skeleton crew has assembled an on-line boutique

for the erudite enthusiast of shadowed fineries who’s privy to the fact that

one need not spend a million bucks to look like it.

However!

Before my A.D.D.-addled ass has a chance to bifurcate off into scatter-shot territory,

I need to provide the following info —of

:: where to click :: (HERE!) :: & claim :: First Place as a Hauttie! ::

O.K., then Next:

Look upon a few shop highlights for the darkly inclined, such as

the obscenely affordable black smoke leggings,

as well as

another collaborative effort with

the gents and ¢ommon ¢ent$ in mind…

(Go ahead & fling the slab of Velveeta at me over that one—I’ll cop the rationale of Twi-hards in my defense: “I don’t know how it happened! I must’ve been roofied or something, ’cause my taste level—I mean, my defenses—were down. Really: I’m really much cooler than that!” )


Mmmm-hrmmm. Right.

All the same, THIS FINE ITEM

is most right-on, indeed!

The offspring of joined forces: Haute Macabre with Cyberoptix

(a company worthy its own blog post, truth be told…)

:: rad ties & cravats ::

paired with retinal candy such as the following

drool-worthy [OOPS]  impeccable display of DNA at its finest?


—ahem!—

Well, since I’m “already here,” so to speak,

I figured I might as well share…


Since, you know: there’s a more-than-decent chance I’ll be ogling their URL

frequently

More.Hot.Rivet-Heads.&.Goth.Guys,Plz!


Hrmm. Did you guys hear something?

But of course!

Furtive whispers from Thee Cult Ov Thee Fashion-Forward

state the obvious

(That is—for any devotee of Haute Macabre or mine owne Dot Com):


BAM!   Be it

xx or xy,

THIS. IS. UNISEXY.

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Retail Pervery!

(…and it’s long overdue)

THE SIXTH PRIZE RIBBON among

the JARED GOLD/CLINT CATALYST CO-BRANDED MERCHANDISE—

as modeled by the Most Correct Miss Lenora Claire , an L.A.-based art curator, freelance writer, television/nightlife personality and phenomenonicon.

Item Description:

Congratulations! You are really did it this time! You’re twisted, deviant, salacious, and—of course, lovable. What better way to announce it to the world than this “Perv” Prize Pin?

:: CLICK HERE TO GET YOURS NOW! ::

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Two Bombshells With Cobalt-Colored Hair

First, I’m stoked to have social media superhero Miss Destructo

as the next ‘Consumer As Spokesmodel’ (despite how admittedly goober the title may be…)  ::  Keep sending in those glamour shots of you rockin’ product, kids… Whether it’s a book bag or a prize ribbon, I’d love to plaster your face up here for all the w.w.w. to see!

And next, a familiar face on this blog, as of late—

Zoetica Ebb, filling the role of “Check-Me-Out-Bitches; I’m In An Ad!”

Ahhh, YES:

I really love this “bounce-out.” (Is that what they’re called?) Whatever the nomenclature,

Massive thanks to graphics whiz Joanna Carr!

Till Later—

x o x o x

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The Consumer As ‘Spokesmodel’…(& I’m Lovin’ It!)

There’s a section on my beast of a MySpazz page where, for quite some time now, I’ve been posting a “Reader of the Week”: images of folks being as somber or silly as they want, so long as they follow two rudimentary guidelines: 1) keep it PG-13, regardless if the subject matter veers toward “X Rated-Adjacent” territory and 2) incorporate one of my published works (Cottonmouth Kisses and/or Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache), ancient relics/self-published chapbooks, an anthology in which a story of mine appears…or, in one instance, photographs of me that were published in…

:: Well, You.Get.It ::

Of the seventy-something thus far, I’ve featured a spectrum that spans from bondage bunnies to strategically-placed texts “about a comma short of indecent exposure”; from high drama in high heels to low-and-deliberately-difficult-to-find positioning of the aforementioned. (A Veritable “Where’s Waldo: Catalyzed,”
if you will…)

When the collection hits the 101 mark,
I plan on posting my favorites from the batch as an archive of Greatest Hits.

Until that time, however? I’m really digging on the pictures submitted of peeps sporting their

Jared Gold/Clint Catalyst PRIZE RIBBONS !

The shot above is from the gorgeous

Ginny Guzman ,

a photographer based here in L.A., though I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting her yet…

However, up next?  Someone  with whom I have shared hijinx—as well as the bathroom at Fred 62 *(winkage)*—is my favorite Russian Cosmonomad/”Techno Renaissance Internet Goddess Extraordinaire” [Lou O’Bedlam]:

Zoetica Ebb

Werkin’ the re-vamped CC Tarot Card Destroyer Tee in CORRECTNESS at the brink of overdose…

:: for more hot shots of Zo, sans specs? :: click to reveal what’s tucked away “beneath the click!” ::

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Zoetica Ebb Is A Hedonist. :: (…Isn’t Everyone?) ::

MAXIMIZE YOUR RETAIL BLISS, WITH THIS:

THE FIFTH PRIZE RIBBON among

the JARED GOLD/CLINT CATALYST CO-BRANDED MERCHANDISE…

hedonist! |ˈhidnəst| |ˈhidənəst| noun

a derivative of: hedonism |ˈhēdnˌizəm|

the pursuit of pleasure; sensual self-indulgence.
† the ethical theory that pleasure (in the sense of the satisfaction of desires) is the highest good †

Leave the scarlet letter for Miss Hester Prynne. THIS is a title to profess…

:: CLICK HERE TO GET YOURS NOW! ::

as modeled by
Artist/Writer/Photographer/Style Technician/Russian Cosmonomad and

Coilhouse magazine & blog Co-Founder,

Zoetica Ebb

Who—among her many other accolades—ranked #3 on

G4’s “Hottest Women Of The Web”(!)

More “Images Conducive Of Pleasure” Are Tucked
Beneath the Jump

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Because ‘Participant’ Is Not An Award, And Life Is Not The Special Olympics

Truth of the matter is:
We don’t all get a hug for our efforts.

What we do ‘get,’ however, is Freedom Of Choice…
(though make no mistake: to not choose is—in itself—a decision).

A choice you’re hereby offered the opportunity?

Who gets an award (yourself, perhaps?), and
For what?

BEHOLD: THE LATEST OFFERING from

THE JARED GOLD/CLINT CATALYST COLLABORATION…

P R I Z E   R I B B O N S !

photo by Dirk Mai

as modeled by a Most Epic Individual herself:

Miss Pauley Perrette

:: CLICK HERE TO ORDER ::

But for those of you whom the terminally cute
is a constant reminder that human beings do, indeed, have a “Gag Reflex”?

Go ahead and OWN THAT BITTER BILE
DOWN TO THE BONE!

Pictured above, at Hollywood’s latest haunt of legendary proportions, Mr. Black:

Aldo Vento

flaunts his Hater status
in black-on-black-on-black…

:: CLICK HERE FOR YOUR OWN ‘BARK OF SNARK’ ::

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