Why Ghosts are Scarier than Zombies

I have always thought that ghosts were way scarier than zombies, but never really bothered to put any thought into why I think that. I recently came to the realisation that this was just plain lazy, so last week I thought long and hard about the reasons…

…why ghosts are scarier than zombies

Reason #1 You can’t kill a ghost.

I know exactly how to kill a zombie…

beheading

…but how the hell do you kill a ghost?

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Reason #2 Ghosts make horrible neighbours.

Imagine you lived next door to a haunted house…

haunted-house

What happens if your ball goes into their yard? You’re screwed!

Now, imagine you lived next door to a house full of zombies…

zombie-house

Considering the fact that zombies are mentally incapable of understanding the mechanics behind opening a door or window, living next door to them would be at best hilarious and at worst, a bit on the noisy side (and at least you can get your ball back).

Reason #3 Ghosts are malevolent and cruel.

Think about it…who would you rather have visit you in the dead of night, that ghost girl from The Ring…

Ringu

Or this guy? Sure, he’s not pretty, but he’s not there to haunt you until you go insane, he’s just a bit peckish is all.

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Reason #4 Ghosts are very, very sneaky.

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Zombies are terrible hiders.

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Reason #5 You don’t hear anyone telling zombie stories around the campfire.

They’re just not that scary.

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Reason #6 Ghosts might actually exist.
It seems that almost everyone claims to have seen, or felt the presence of, a ghost at some point in their life.

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Nobody has ever claimed to have seen a zombie.

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How To Get Revenge On Your Cat

Lately my cats have been getting on my nerves. It’s just little things they’re doing – like dragging blankets through the house (my blankets, not theirs), stealing the dog’s food, play-fighting on the couch – so violently that couch cushions end up all over the floor, scampering across the kitchen counter (I’m looking at you, Cherri) and just being generally irritating.

They have, in fact, been so annoying lately that I am starting to wonder if they have some kind of beef with me. There is a lot of debate on whether cats can be vengeful or not; some people say yes (mostly cat owners) and others say it’s not possible for a (non-human) animal to have an emotion like revenge. I tend to lean towards the side of Hell, yeah, they are!

It started me thinking… what if I decided to get revenge on my cats? Of course I wouldn’t actually do that, but if I did…how would I go about it? Here’s what I’ve come up with so far…

How to get revenge on your cat

1. Cats are attracted to boxes like moths to a flame. Put a giant empty box in the lounge room. The vengeful part? Make sure it is completely sealed.

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2. Keep the door closed to just one room of the house. It will soon become the only place your cat wants to be.

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3. Eat bacon in front of them.

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4. When cats encounter something new in their environment it really freaks them out. Put an object in a place where there is normally nothing (like the hallway). It doesn’t even have to be anything scary-looking; for example, a lamp will do nicely.

they don't love lamp

5. Borrow an annoying puppy for the day.

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6. Deny access to your lap.

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If you have any more revenge ideas feel free to e-mail me. If I like your idea I’ll draw it and put it up here.

Banana Bread Recipe

Hello! I’ve been pretty busy lately – both at work and with my art. I am now working part-time though, so I’m looking forward to churning out lots more arty goodness! Here’s what I’ve been up to…

I had a banana bread recipe published on one of my all-time favourite sites: They Draw and Cook. If you haven’t been there yet, it is the most incredible Website filled with mouth-watering recipes and stunning artwork; two awesome combinations (in my humble opinion).

Click the recipe to see it on the site.

Banana-Bread

I drew a mermaid and went crazy with colour.

Seahorse_play

I drew a portrait for a friend who is turning fifty this week and looks about thirty-five! I hope she likes it.

Rose

Home Alone

I love my family, but when they all leave the house at once it is awesome! It also doesn’t happen very often, so when the opportunity arises, I jump at it.

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Then, when I find myself alone, it’s always a bit of a shock…

Home alone

…until reality sinks in.

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Then it’s just a matter of deciding what to do…

Pull out my recipe books and cook some exotic, gourmet meal?

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Wade through the masses of paperwork that needs filing?

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Yoga?

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That’s it! Yoga always makes me feel amazing afterward. I am totally going to do yoga!

Right after I finish this game.

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Sssh… it’s Snow White

These are my latest digital pieces. The first is called “Sssh” – they don’t realise the monster in the water is a vegetarian and they were never in any real danger. (Unless, perhaps, they tried to stop her from gathering the delicious berries!)

Sssh Snow_White

The second is my version of Snow White – imagined using the hauntingly beautiful look of the big-eyed Blythe Doll.

Also, have an awesome Christmas. 🙂