Featured Artist: Ghosttraveler
Ghosttraveler’s grayscale designs — accented with a pop of pink — are a perfect introduction to the world of “witchcraft and spooky stuff.” Her sleek designs are a seamless juxtaposition of the supernatural and the glamorous; like the bony — yet perfectly manicured hand — reaching out from beyond the grave.
For Ghosttraveler, creativity is “the process of showing thoughts in a tangible way” which is something that she strives to achieve in her own work. As a professional graphic designer, she often feels drained after a long day at the office. However, she pushes herself to find the creative energy to work on her own art; she chooses to focus on topics that “inspire me and keep me going.”
Ghosttraveler is especially interested in the spiritualism movement of the late 1800s. She’d love to have a time machine to travel during the years between the 1840s and the 1920s. She shares that her interest for this period stems from that “spiritualism was at its peak and the posters for traveling mediums, spiritualists, and magicians are super inspiring.” However, she is also encouraged by contemporary artists like @Sugarbones, @Camillechew, and @Liamhurst and hopes to “get to their level” someday as well.
The self-proclaimed “Cat Mom” also jokes that commitment to her creative process is “nothing special” because it’s just a combination of qualities like focus, motivation, and persistence (plus, lots of coffee) that make it possible. She even jokes that it’s nothing glamorous and she’s “like a monster hunched over my MacBook.” Nonetheless, we think it’s only fitting that a “monster” can create such spooky designs.
Most importantly, however, Ghosttraveler wants to convey the message that “life is short” with her art. She encourages people to pursue happiness, whatever form that might take — like travel, tattoos, even a little magic or witchcraft. She reminds her audiences that “you never know when your time is up.”