Why I Create

Sometimes self doubt raises its ugly head and makes me question why I do things. Why do I draw? Why do I write? Why do I “waste my time” making things that don’t matter in the long run? Sometimes, when these thoughts flow into my consciousness, I sit with and entertain them. We have a […]

Baked, Buzzed, Blissed

Lately my life has been a magic carpet ride of major proportions. Maybe yours has, too. Let’s compare notes on this crazy thing called LIFE. Good ol’ Betsey Venom has gone from writing about thrifting and rockabilly music to creating art, continuing the publication of her zine, writing a book, and working a new social […]

Oh What a Crazy Thing is This Life!

Looking back at 2018, it’s hard to believe that I was in the depths of despair just a few short months ago. I learned a tough lesson but one I needed to learn. Truly, moving through pain and depression with an open mind and heart can be life-changing. From suffering with the shingles to dealing […]

The Curse of Being “One of the Guys”

I’ve always been a bit perplexed and bewildered at those few, rare guys who somehow in some small way find me somewhat attractive. I’m neither blonde nor a bombshell. I’m in my 50s now and still on the chunky side. All that said, I’m starting to get noticed more, and that’s beginning to freak me […]

You Are a Work of Art

You are unique. You are one of a kind. You are a work of art. No one can tell me differently, either. No one can convince me otherwise. Your face is a work of art. Your body is a work of art. How you choose to express yourself is a work of art. The clothes […]