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Rise of the Monsters



Hurricane Sandy

I Titled it Hurricane Sandy because this storm is an ugly monster, and we are truly taking a beating!

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  1. On January 17th of this year, we lost our house to a tornado.

    Sandy is much more scary than any fictional monster.

    I hope your encounter with the storm goes better.

    • Tim, I’m so very sorry to hear that. You must have been devastated!
      Right now the water is rising quite high around us. our deck if 4 feet above the ground and the water is about to come to come over it…then one foot to our door, but we are not nearly as in bad of shape as many around us.
      My painting is to represent it’s Sandy’s ugliness, for I would not commonly paint something like that red one for fun.

    • I am in Miami. Been through every one since’54. In my opinion this is a very polarized place with subtle segregation ethnics but the must united place in world when hurricane hits. All self imposed cultural barriers seem to evaporate.

  2. Deb,
    At the end of it, I felt very fortunate that no one had been hurt. What I lost were things, man made items that could and will be replaced. It has been a little bump in the road. I sincerely hope that your situation turns out the same way.
    As for Sandy’s ugliness, I couldn’t agree more. I used to sit on my porch and watch the storms come in. We have such perfect little thunderstorms here in Franklin, Ky. With the thunder, lightening, and the wind, armed with the fact that I live in one of the lowest places around, the kind of place a tornado just does not travel through, I felt very safe. The approaching weather was so beautiful to me.
    It was beatiful the way a tiger or a bear is beautiful to someone who has not been mauled by one.
    I wasn’t at home when the storm hit but I was only few miles away.
    I have never seen a sky look so black, so menacing, so ugly.

    Just like you depiction of Sandy.

    Please keep writing and posting. Let us know that you are okay.


    • Hey TIm
      Just now got our internet service back after the hurricane had knocked it out. We got a lot of flooding at my place but no damage done.
      The Oregon Inlet bridge had some structural damage to it, which creates an issue for getting on and off the island, but there will be another way off by ferry soon.
      I went to the store today and from what I could tell it looks like it did more flooding than anything but most of the water has gone back into the sound now.
      I image people up north of us got is much worse than we did.

      I’m so sorry you had to go trough what you did go through. Thank you. xx

  3. Spooky! I especially like the pumpkin head. πŸ™‚

  4. Oh these are wonderful. Many prayers for safe passage through the storm.
    {HUGZ} and love,

    • Glad you like them, Red!
      All is well here now.
      Hugs xxx

      • Oh, I am so glad to see you! ❀ I am glad you have power and are safe. Hopefully, you do not have any damage. {HUGZ} and many thanks! xxx

        • We never lost power, not even on the worst night of the storm, but yesterday morning the internet went out. Most of the water has subsided back to the sound now.
          Your welcome and and big thank you too you! Hugs xxx

  5. haha I call my nephew pumpkin head b/c he has a giant pumpkin head

  6. These are wonderfully done. We have been watching Sandy closely, especially as it passed over the Bahamas wreaking havoc across the islands of my husbands home. Now heading toward family and friends in the US.

    • I certainly hope your husbands house made it through without damage. I also hope all of your family up north of here is safe too.
      Thanks for the comment on my paintings. πŸ™‚

  7. Hello! Popped over from Tom’s blog and wow!!! I love your work!! πŸ˜€ I’ve been exploring my “creative” side too..hehe..so it’s wonderful to get inspiration from your blog πŸ™‚

  8. Now I’m spooked and need to watch a good ole Boris Karloff movie! Hope you’re enduring Sandy OK. πŸ™‚

  9. Tony McGurk

     /  October 29, 2012

    The Frankenstein is fabulous work.

  10. Oh, Deb I hope that monster cools off soon. You all have our prayers.

    • Thank you for your prayers, Marina…all is well at our place. There was mostly flooding and some damage to our bridge though. πŸ™‚

  11. Stay safe Deb. I spent 6 hrs in a Toyota Corolla riding out Katrina because the roads were blocked with limbs and I couldn’t get to a safer place. Hurricanes and Tornadoes can be devastating.

    • That sounds like a very scary experience Bo! Katrina was a nasty monster! I’m just glad you are okay now!
      BTW: Thank you very much for the earrings…I love them! πŸ™‚ xx

  12. Hi hun!

    I’ve been praying you and Mitch are OK – let us know when it passes, OK?

    Love and hugs for you both!


    • Thank you for all your prayers, Prenin! We’re safe. Had a bit of flooding but most of the water has gone back into the sound. We did loose internet connection, but not the power, which was a blessing. Bridge out of here has some damage to it though, so we may have to take the ferry to leave the island when we’re ready to go back home for the winter.
      Love and hugs xx

      • Glad you and the Big Guy are OK – I’ve been praying that you be safe! πŸ™‚

        I’m still watching the news on the storm and it’s still chewing its way across the country.

        They are warning of three feet of snow believe it or not! 😦

        Who says global warming isn’t a threat???

        Love and hugs to you both! πŸ™‚


  13. Painting “Sandy” was great therapy I bet and a great way to confront fear. In April 2011 we had a tornado drop in our front yard (town) and it really tore stuff up. Thankfully we just had some fence damage! I am really thinking you folks. I have family and friends in PA, DE and NJ.

    • I was just thinking of how nasty and destructive hurricanes are. We’re okay, I just hope the rest of the east coast is okay.
      Thanks xx

  14. AHHHHHHH!!!! {me, screaming like a little girl}
    I had to run away from the blog for a moment and return slowly and cautiously πŸ˜€
    Nice work Debbie!

  15. As soon as I opened your site my husband, who was looking over at the computer said “those are cool, who did them?” So there you go, he took the words right out of my mouth.

    Good luck with Sandy. We are getting hammered here. Luckily I’m not in an evacuation zone, but many of my friends and family are. They even shut down all the subways and buses.

    Stay safe.

    • Hahaha, of all the things for him so see on my site…lol Tell him I said, “thank you.”
      We got through it unscathed…hope you did too, Carol!

  16. hannekekoop

     /  October 29, 2012

    I really wish this last monster would not harm anyone. Very scary. Hope you are okay. Hugs,

  17. ltpen315,barb

     /  October 29, 2012

    Sandy is very scary!! Much scarier than anything man has conceived! Love the art!

  18. Binky

     /  October 29, 2012

    I bet Winky is glad Pumpkin head didn’t go to the fall fair, or he might have lost out on his prize.

    I hope you guys are safe and have a plan to get out if the water gets any higher. Stay safe!

  19. And she knocked on my door tonight, but passed on by, i think she was too tired, or could it be the spirit inside my door! Beautiful watercolors Deb! I glad that tonight she passed by quickly without and injuries to anyone!

  20. Fabulous works, DebπŸ˜ƒ
    Happy Halloween πŸŽƒ

  21. Happy Halloween Debbie πŸ™‚

  22. Ciekawe sΔ… twoje potwory…..very nice evening

  23. Hi Deb,

    It’s been ages since I’ve been here on wordpress. Just got back this last couple of weeks from a busy summer schedule of working, packing and moving into a new home. Hope you are doing well and had a wonderful summer. Very beautiful paintings you’ve created. I love the Frankstein one is absolutely gorgeous. Take care and have a great day!

    Love, Peace, Happiness

    • Hi Bev!! It’s been ages since you’ve blogged…so good to see you, Hon!
      Summer was great! Painting are for a little Halloween week fun!
      The Frankenstein watercolor painting is my favorite too! πŸ™‚
      Congrats on your new home, Bev! πŸ™‚
      Love and peace! xx

  24. Good one honey. Like all these monsters.

  25. Deb,
    This is just a check back. I am glad to see all are ok.


    • We’re okay. I posted a slide show of the damages in this are on more recent post.
      Thanks Tim! Hugs xxx

  26. Another Debgoth theme πŸ™‚
    You’re really talented Deb…you always manage to find new things/themes to draw….so cool!

  27. Androgoth

     /  October 30, 2012

    These are absolutely brilliant Deb πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Andro xxx

  28. These paintings are truly amazing, Deb!! πŸ˜€
    Awesome job!!!

  29. MysteryCoach

     /  November 9, 2012

    Everything okay with you guys ? I didn’t read all the comments πŸ™‚

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