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With the accessibility of original, affordable art that the internet provides, there is no excuse for the bare walls in your apartment or home. My affection for the macabre draws me to Straw Castle Design‘s latest offering. “Pushing Up Daisies” is yet another stunning, hand carved block print. Every step in the creation of this print – the carving of the block, the printing, and the hand cutting – was performed solely by the artist, Derrick Castle. You can view progression of the project on Derrick’s YouTube channel.

This current Licorice Black edition is limited to only 30 pieces. At the time of my purchase last night, half had already been sold. Mine will be up year round, but it would also be a great addition to your Halloween decor. You can purchase this original art from Straw Castle Design’s Etsy shop.

Artwork has become more affordable and accessible as artists have been able to expand their presence on the internet. Small prints are usually available in 4″x6″ and 5″x7″ sizes, and inexpensive frames for these sizes are available almost anywhere.

I’m really attracted to the colors in this Straw Castle block print. It is available in their Etsy store for only $4.99, but act quick as it is limited to just 30 prints. Finish it off with a dark brown or natural wood frame, which you can probably find for less than $10. If you have a few minutes to kill, you can see more of Derrick Castle’s portfolio at, and works for sale in his Bigcartel and Etsy shops.