Bethalynne Bajema was brought to this world some years past, spring-time-ish, in a dark ceremony using stolen languages since unspoken by man. From an early age she was taught sewing, story-telling, and unconventional warfare… all this in preparation of her foretold future as Dread-Overlord-And-Tailor. What prophecy could not see was the impact her older brother’s comic collection would have on her, and the siren songs of India ink, the arts, and the written word. These talents have since been nurtured and have been showcased in a variety of magazines, books, and nearly twenty years online.
Mixing equal parts Victorian horror, sepia erotica, clockwork logic and Industrial music, Bethalynne carves her dreams on the skins of Tibetan holy men before transferring their contents to the computer’s screen. Each meticulously rendered image is a window into a story: a visual sample of Bethalynne’s extensive library of original fiction and love of graphic novels.
Bethalynne currently resides in southern Ohio with her better half, artist Myke Amend, her green army, and their four fur-ball monsters Gremlin, Ghost, Mau-lificent, and Tucker. She is art director and main shop-keep for The Attic Shoppe Trading Co. and regularly contributes new specialized card decks to the Attic’s catalog of unique products. You can see a preview of all her current decks and samples of her deck projects at Attic Cartomancy.
Bethalynne’s work has also appeared in: Somerset Digital Studio Magazine (artist spotlight & tutorial article) Weird Tales Magazine (featured artist), Dark Beauty Magazine (featured artist), Gothic Art Now (book, contributing artist), Vampire Art Now (book, featured artist), Fruit of the Secret God (from Santerineross, featured as writer), DREAM (from Santerineross, featured as writer), among other publications and books she serves as cover designer for.
At the start of autumn 2019 due to an unknown slow stomach bleed (from a fall two years back) Bethalynne went into multiple organ failure and spent the next six months in ICU immobile and battling back. She finally returned home February 2020 and after several months of physical therapy regaining her ability to walk and reasonable health except for being left with end stage renal disease, with liver failure that soon followed. She’s currently enjoying her and her husband’s first home of their own and patiently waiting for a kidney & partial liver donor. She is currently not taking commissions. Her online sales go towards her towering medical debt so showing your support by investing in one of her available designs, prints or books goes a long way to help keep that tower from reaching the moon. She also has, as so many people needing help do, a Gofundme page that she admits she doesn’t promote as aggressively as she could because she’d rather sell a print than get a donation. Thank you for stopping by and many blessings!
You can contact Bethalynne at eucalyptus.honeysuckle (at) gmail.com – please keep in mind due to her health and her current status of in and out of the hospital correspondence is not always immediate. For more current updates please take a moment to visit and follow her on Instagram. Correspondence through DMs on instagram is not a good way to reach her. Many extra special thanks to John Galati for his contributions to Bethalynne’s longer biography.
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