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Chopping it up with Alana Bates with her killer CUTlery and Morbid Cuties

May 17, 2019

 Please introduce yourself, where you are from, and what you do.

Hello! I’m Alana Bates (yes, that is my real last name), the owner of Morbid Cuties. I currently live in the tiny town of Fish Haven, Idaho.  My day job is helping my family run a coffee shop in Garden City, Utah… which basically means I’m a barista.

 

1.) Can you tell us when you started this TERRORIFFIC endeavor? How long have you been in business?

 I originally started sewing voodoo dolls and crocheting horror themed dolls, which is where I got my business name Morbid Cuties. I slowly moved into painting in November of 2018, So it’s been less then a year but probably the most rewarding form of art I do. It’s what keeps me sane.

 

2.) What kind of gory goodies do you offer?

I paint horror and sci-fi themed chef knives!  

 

3.) What’s your biggest sellers?

Definitely Art the Clown from Terrifier.  He has been the most requested from pretty much everyone!  Pogo the Clown (John Wayne Gacy) has been a top seller as well, especially because Pogo is the only real life monster I have painted so far.

 

4.) What has been your biggest challenge?

Probably trying to find the time to paint consistently and work on better perfecting techniques.  I have never been much of a painter until recently, so I have a lot of room for improvement.

 

5.) What was your most exciting project?

I would say the Predator knife I painted! He was the most challenging and detailed knife I have done because he is one ugly mother f…...

 

6.) What can your fans and future customers look forward to? Any new projects in mind you care to share?

I will be doing more sets! After my clown knives went viral on Instagram I have had a lot of requests for clown theme