Artisans Coop is an online marketplace for ONLY for handmade items, run by its member artists and supporters. I’m a founding member and volunteer, so I get to see the workings. It really is what it says on the package. No outside investors we’re beholden to, no megalomaniac billionaires at the helm. Just us. Just artists and people who love them.

And yep, I have a shop there. With permission from the Countdown, I’ll be featuring shop items on the blog during October. And after October.

I’ve even added a shop page here, so you can look things over in Spooky Moon style.

Right now, it’s all brooches, so today’s item is my Red Skull Brooch (no, not that Red Skull. It’s just a red skull).

Brooch with with a ceramic skull sporting red swirls, including rusty and dangly bits.

Tell everyone! Tell your dog! Tell your gecko! You could tell your cat, but they probably won’t care.

I watch a lot of YouTube. I have a wide range of interests, and I dig watching people do their thing. NightMind, by Nick Nocturne, is one of a handful of creators I love so much I support them on Patreon. He covers Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) and Unfiction, two of my favorite things in the world. He’s thorough, interesting, and fun. I have sat through 4-hour streams for this guy. So, naturally, I had to get a plushie. I mean, that’s what you do, right? I also got a pin, which I proceeded to put on the plushie.

Adorable four-eyed demon plushie.

Nick has two channels, his main channel, Nightmind, is for meticulously researched scripted explorations of cool stuff. Nick Nocturne [Astraline], is where he posts his Twitch streams of Unfiction and ARG. They’re long, but so much fun because you are looking at new things with him. Astraline is its own world of characters, of which Nick is one, and I can’t wait to see where it goes.

I have a lot of Halloween stuff. Bins and bins. Most of it is mass produced, from places like Home Goods or Michael’s. This year, doing my usual Halloween hunt at those places just didn’t appeal. I wanted something original, made by human hands.

So for 2023, I am buying original Halloween art. If you are an artist, or know of something good, hit me up in the comments.

Anything I buy will be featured here on Spooky Moon in October, when there’s more traffic. Sales and publicity–what could be better?