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Repost: Lucky Thirteen

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Matthew Roby

12/4/15: This is the wild and wonderful world of Matthew Roby. His birth took place on a Friday the 13th, and thus began his obsession with that unluckiest of numbers. After drawing, painting, and sculpting characters from popular culture and mythology, Roby wrote and illustrated a book, “The Fateful Fable of Thirteen.”

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Matthew Roby

“A  modern day grim tale, all about 13 fantastical (but ultimately doomed) characters. Each one is cursed from birth, having been born in the mysterious month of Thirteenber. Bound together by fate, they’re destined to cause one another’s farcical deaths in a chain of unfortunate events, all concocted by the calamitous crooked creature, Thirteen.”

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It’s like Edward Gorey rides again. The illustrations are stunning, and Roby has created some beautiful sculptures from the book’s characters. Book, illustrations, and sculptures are all for sale in his Etsy store, Pickled Circus. But it’s Roby’s sculptures of both his characters from the book and his other works that really caught my eye. His pieces are really quirky and beautiful and deserving of attention.

You can follow the magnificent Pickled Circus on Instagram and you can buy his creations on Etsy.

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Claude Pincher

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Reaper Rider

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Wilbur Wiggleton

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Milton Moondust

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The Queen of Hearts

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The Naughty Penguin

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

10 thoughts on “Repost: Lucky Thirteen

  1. He is very talented but……………

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  2. These pieces are super cute and terrifying at the same time!

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  3. I had stopped getting emails when there was a new post. I thought that Donna had some major personal;l problems and was not posting. So, I am happy to find this again. I like most of them, there are a couple I could do without. Hal

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  4. I hope everybody reads this. Without doing a single thing, as I know now, I got unfollowed from this group. I did not think to go to the website and checked to be sure I was still following this group. So, it can happen. I was still following other groups, it was just this one. Hal

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