My personal blog as a 'grown-up' Goth and Romantic living in the Highlands of Scotland. I write about the places I go, the things I see and my thoughts on life as a Goth and the subculture. Sometimes I write about music I like and sometimes I review things. This blog often includes architectural photography, graveyards and other images from the darker side of life.

The Gothic subculture is not just about imitating each other, it is a creative movement and subculture that grew out of post-punk and is based on seeing beauty in the dark places of the world, and looks back to the various ways throughout history in which people have confronted and explored the macabre, the dark and the taboo, and as such I'm going to post about more than the just the standards of the subculture (Tim Burton, Siouxsie Sioux and Anne Rice et al.) and look at things by people who might not consider themselves anything to do with the subculture, but have eyes for the dark places. Goth should not be limited by what is considered "goth", inspiration comes from all places, the key is to look with open eyes, listen carefully and think with an open mind..

Gallery

Here is a selection of my artwork that is broadly in keeping with the blog. I do a lot of artwork that has absolutely nothing Gothic about it, but I also do a fair number of things that do. For a fuller look at what I do, check out my Deviant Art page ::here::.

This is the first of two drawings of deer skulls and rose petals.

"Dawn of the Iconoclasts" Drawing of a ceramic plant-pot/plaque.
Inspired by the Dead Can Dance song of the same name.


A sketch of some of my personal effects. 

Some of the stuff on my bedside table.
Practice at different textures, shine and gloss.

Parodying a certain style of art. I actually had makeup in my eye!