Acid PopTart




With skin pale as snow with olive undertones and hair the colour of raven’s wings, I gave birth to an angel but it was she who made my heart sing. Thalia Scarlett Tempest was born at 10:25pm on May the fourth, 8.4 lbs, happy and healthy. This entire journey has been incredible and I’ve learned so much as I transition from maiden to mother, determined to break old paradigms and forge new paths. I faced obstacles from family to doctors but I made all my own choices and couldn’t be happier with my decisions to leave the doctors office and go with midwives and a home birth without drugs. Concerns abounded about my age and having a child, and yet through my decisions, I gave birth to a healthy baby girl. I won’t be online much, as I love spending every moment with Thalia. Warmest thanks to my true friends and in laws who may not have always understood my choices but respected them and was willing to learn more. My midwives that I could call any time day or night and who are still there for post partum care, my new support system full of like minded mothers. And most of all, my amazing husband, Damion Smith. Through 9 months right up to the final 24 hours of labour, sleep deprived, working 2 jobs, he never faltered in caring for me, supporting me, reminding me that I could do anything. It may be odd in today’s society to be together nearly 17 years before having a child, especially since people make my age some huge issue, but to us it was perfect timing.
With skin pale as snow with olive undertones and hair the colour of raven’s wings, I gave birth to an angel but it was she who made my heart sing. Thalia Scarlett Tempest was born at 10:25pm on May the fourth, 8.4 lbs, happy and healthy. This entire journey has been incredible and I’ve learned so much as I transition from maiden to mother, determined to break old paradigms and forge new paths. I faced obstacles from family to doctors but I made all my own choices and couldn’t be happier with my decisions to leave the doctors office and go with midwives and a home birth without drugs. Concerns abounded about my age and having a child, and yet through my decisions, I gave birth to a healthy baby girl. I won’t be online much, as I love spending every moment with Thalia. Warmest thanks to my true friends and in laws who may not have always understood my choices but respected them and was willing to learn more. My midwives that I could call any time day or night and who are still there for post partum care, my new support system full of like minded mothers. And most of all, my amazing husband, Damion Smith. Through 9 months right up to the final 24 hours of labour, sleep deprived, working 2 jobs, he never faltered in caring for me, supporting me, reminding me that I could do anything. It may be odd in today’s society to be together nearly 17 years before having a child, especially since people make my age some huge issue, but to us it was perfect timing.
So Sang the Tempered Soul

Another shot from my maternity shoot. I cannot wait to show my daughter these once she’s old enough to understand.

Model/Styling: Acid PopTart
Photographer: Red Generation

So Sang the Tempered Soul

Another shot from my maternity shoot. I cannot wait to show my daughter these once she’s old enough to understand.

Model/Styling: Acid PopTart
Photographer: Red Generation

Tonight! I’ll be there and you can ask me about my big news in person. ;) But come to see some amazing talent collected in one spot, my work with Kevin James of Red Generation Photography will be on display. More info:
https://m.facebook.com/events/206987726131107

Tonight! I’ll be there and you can ask me about my big news in person. ;) But come to see some amazing talent collected in one spot, my work with Kevin James of Red Generation Photography will be on display. More info:

https://m.facebook.com/events/206987726131107

Yes, yes, it’s been quite a while I realize. September was a bizarre roller coaster trip of emotions and physical actualities. I’m still feeling a bit overwhelmed. It’s near impossible to keep up with all forms of social media from Twitter to Facebook, I think I may have to start syncing them all together.The huge news is, I’ve returned from quite the successful adventure in LA. It was a very insightful trip where I made a lot of fantastic new friends and contacts. I learned a lot from various speakers and panels. But the biggest highlight would be the successful pitches to several Hollywood studios. I’m very pleased to announced that several studios have requested my script. It’s only the first step, although hugely important, to getting into the field of my dreams, movies, on a large scale. But thus far, it’s been positive. 
I have more huge news to announce, but all in good time. Thanks to all who have stood behind me and cheered me on.

Yes, yes, it’s been quite a while I realize. September was a bizarre roller coaster trip of emotions and physical actualities. I’m still feeling a bit overwhelmed. It’s near impossible to keep up with all forms of social media from Twitter to Facebook, I think I may have to start syncing them all together.

The huge news is, I’ve returned from quite the successful adventure in LA. It was a very insightful trip where I made a lot of fantastic new friends and contacts. I learned a lot from various speakers and panels. But the biggest highlight would be the successful pitches to several Hollywood studios. I’m very pleased to announced that several studios have requested my script. It’s only the first step, although hugely important, to getting into the field of my dreams, movies, on a large scale. But thus far, it’s been positive.

I have more huge news to announce, but all in good time. Thanks to all who have stood behind me and cheered me on.

"Alive"
Wearable Sculpture Art Piece: Jody Krevens
Model: Acid PopTart
Photographer: Charlie Gast
Taken at a roving fashion show, at a Neverland Party. PLEASE reblog with credits, Jody is an incredibly talented artist as is Charlie Gast, the photographer.

"Alive"

Wearable Sculpture Art Piece: Jody Krevens

Model: Acid PopTart

Photographer: Charlie Gast

Taken at a roving fashion show, at a Neverland Party. PLEASE reblog with credits, Jody is an incredibly talented artist as is Charlie Gast, the photographer.

"A Haunted Memory" Shot in what I can assure you to be a haunted train station, in Detroit. Some very freaky things happened on this shoot. And it was daytime. Between the noises I was hearing inside the building (I’m outside of it), the fact I’m actually standing on a 4th story ledge, and the impeding storm heading our way with the wind already kicking up and creating a sail out of that late 1800’s dress I was wearing… that look upon my face isn’t all acting. ;) Shot by Rissa Law  Model is Acid PopTart

"A Haunted Memory"

Shot in what I can assure you to be a haunted train station, in Detroit. Some very freaky things happened on this shoot. And it was daytime. Between the noises I was hearing inside the building (I’m outside of it), the fact I’m actually standing on a 4th story ledge, and the impeding storm heading our way with the wind already kicking up and creating a sail out of that late 1800’s dress I was wearing… that look upon my face isn’t all acting. ;)

Shot by Rissa Law
Model is Acid PopTart

Spanish funeral coaches from the International Vehicle Salon in Madrid, photos courtesy of Miguel Caballero Covián. I’ll take one of each please. (Special thanks to the Goblin Market.)

Looking for a sequential artist to take over the duties of illustrating the VooDoo Baby comic. Dark and moody styles are a plus! Please let me know if you ink and colour your own work, or if you have people you prefer to work with. Email theVooDooBaby@gmail.com for more information, submission materials or questions. Please enclose links to your work with your query. If sequentials are not your strong suit but you still are interested in the VooDoo Baby project, we are accepting pin up illustrations as well. Email for more information. Thank you!

Feel free to reblog this, we’ve received a ton of incredible response and I’m blown away by the talent I’ve been introduced to. Deadline for submissions will be March 18th.

Please also keep in mind I will be holding a casting call for two male models/actors to play two very important roles in VooDoo Baby’s universe. We will be doing photo shoots along with a special photo project as well as some filmwork. Portraying emotion is a huge plus.

(Photos above taken by Fan the Flame Photography, model for VooDoo Baby is Acid PopTart, Make Up by Tonya Taylor. Follow on Facebook: facebook.com/theAcidPopTart. VooDoo Baby is ™&© Acid PopTart Productions 2009-2013)

kambriel:

The first piece of art from our recent Midnight photoshoot… 
Photo: DividingMe - Wardrobe: Kambriel - Models: Kambriel, AcidPopTart & Crow Familiar

I cannot express in mere words how incredible this shoot was! To be able to create such magic with such talent! Kambriel remains one of my dearest mates, it was so wonderful to reconnect with her and to be able to create such art together. She of course is the fellow model and created the most amazing wardrobe. (Yes, even the hats!) And I would be terribly remiss if I did not credit the transfixing talent of the photographer, DividingMe. Such an honour to work with him!

kambriel:

The first piece of art from our recent Midnight photoshoot… 

Photo: DividingMe - Wardrobe: Kambriel - Models: KambrielAcidPopTart & Crow Familiar

I cannot express in mere words how incredible this shoot was! To be able to create such magic with such talent! Kambriel remains one of my dearest mates, it was so wonderful to reconnect with her and to be able to create such art together. She of course is the fellow model and created the most amazing wardrobe. (Yes, even the hats!) And I would be terribly remiss if I did not credit the transfixing talent of the photographer, DividingMe. Such an honour to work with him!

Do you read helpful tidbits from the resident Gothic Miss Manners of our time? The dear sweet Ms. Jillian from Gothic Charm School? You really should. Plus check out her tumblr as right below, another acute assessment of far too much cranky when you could focus on the good and find your own path. Fashion blogs really seem an excuse for people to be whiny and critical instead of you know, going out and *doing* stuff.

gothiccharmschool:

Oh bless. There are “fashion” blogs complaining about “the kids” wearing vertical b&w stripes, and how they should just knock it off unless they really are Beetlejuice. I think I’ll wear one of my b&w striped blazers today, because I CAN.

Also, I am ALL FOR the proliferation of b&w…