My First Signature Collection of Apparel Has Gone Public on VIDA

Christian Baloga for VIDA & Co.I was honored to receive contact from VIDA & Co., a Google Ventures backed startup that works with a selective group of artists from around the world to join their renowned fashion design community. VIDA is where craftspeople and manufacturers connect to transform artwork into luxury fashion and apparel products for those with impeccable style and a mindfulness of responsibly produced products.

I present this collection to you on VIDA with such excitement as it represents my lifelong passion and dedication to fashion, art, and bringing real-world benefits to people struggling to rise above the cycle of poverty. According to TNW, “In an interview, CEO Umaimah Mendhro emphasized how this goes beyond monetary compensation; scarf-makers in Karachi, Pakistan, for instance, earn literacy classes for every 15 scarves produced. You’re even able to see how many workers will receive classes based on your purchases.”

To inspire you, I’ll be mixing and matching items from my collection on Polyvore, where you can also discover your own style, create your own outfit, and shop.

I’d like to extend a warm welcome to you by offering 10% off your next order by using the code VIDAWELCOME. The first ten customers who buy my pieces each receive a 25 USD VIDA gift card. Additionally, for every VIDA product sold, VIDA offers literacy programs for their factory employees. Thank you for your continued support. Shop now!

Own A Tiny Nightmare Painted In Blood On Etsy

After testing the quality, performance, and reliability of printers from around the world, I am proud to present to you these limited edition museum quality art prints on Etsy. Read More …

All but one of the original pint-sized nightmares were painted with the artist’s own blood and measures no larger than a U.S. quarter. Each miniature took approximately eight hours to create. The final reproduction will be printed at it’s original size on a 5” x 5” piece of premium photographic paper.²

For yourself or for someone special, these meticulously painted art prints are a sure-fire way to create a certain . . . ambience. Even if you’re not yet in the Halloween mood, these prints may be spooky enough to evoke nightmares.

Each print will be signed on the front³, as shown, numbered and dated on the back.

Not crazy about micro blood paintings? Check back in the future for additional listings. If you have any questions or requests, feel free to contact me here.


¹ Final prints will be of a higher quality than what you see on your screen. This includes finer detail and more vivid colors.

² Printed on durable, professional grade paper of the highest quality. Although much effort is made to depict items accurately, please be aware, monitors and web browsers sometimes dither colors (automatically make or choose the best match). For this reason, colors may appear different on the final printed product. Most computer monitors will not accurately display colors and should not be relied upon to accurately depict colors where matching is critical.

³ The picture shown above demonstrates a sample of the artist’s signature. The final product will be replaced with a genuine signature and will vary in appearance.

⁴ Copyright for artwork is retained by the artist, Christian Baloga [], and is not transferred with sale. Christian Baloga retains all rights of reproduction.

New Book In Progress: Midpoint Update

Typewriter Alive


Once again, I’ve been lost deep in writing, spending an average of nine to twelve hours during weekdays. Yesterday marked the completion of the rough first half of the second act. Today, I’m embarking on a new part, the midpoint, one of the most exciting parts of the story.

Every segment of the novel has offered its challenges. Fortunately, they’ve also ushered in many great surprises. In any event, I’m happy to embrace it all as I continue my journey forward.

Here’s to progress!

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New Book Underway . . .

Christian Baloga's New Book Underway

12,081. As of today, that’s the number of words I’ve written in my newest book.

I couldn’t be more proud of what I’ve written this far about a series of unworldly events in the early 1900s that were so obscure, so startling, they never made it into textbooks. The story begins in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Read More …

with the eerie abduction of a woman whose unwitting family, desperate to find her, becomes embroiled in a scourge of nightmares that disfigure the world as they know it. Unknown to them, a merciless, invasive force is at hand—much closer than they think. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they must band together to survive before madness and death overtake them.

Working on this monumental novel has taken over a year, and will demand more time to complete. But with the outline finished and the rough second act underway, it’s exhilarating to see the story come alive.

While you’re waiting, read an excerpt from my first bizarre book, Wake the Wicked: Thirteen Twisted Tales here.

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Before I sign off and get back to work, I want to wish all my readers and art fans happy holidays. Hope you’re having an eventful 2016, and thank you for the support you gave me this year, and all the years before.

Speed Painting: Wednesday Addams in Human Blood [VIDEO]


Over the last few weeks I’ve been uploading a series of tiny nightmares painted with my blood to Instagram. People have been fascinated by how it’s done, so I’d now like to present to you this short film I’ve created, and sped up 5,000 times, of me painting a portrait of Wednesday Addams drinking poison.

View the finished piece (3/4” x 1/2”) here on Instagram.

Tiny Nightmares: Paintings In Human Blood

Happy Curious Events Day! As a toast to the strange, I’ve been posting my latest micro paintings in human blood to Instagram. Each painting is 3/4″ or smaller; and like any typical painting I use brushes to apply the media, but mostly for larger areas. How I paint the most minute details is up to your imagination.

Expect to see more pint-sized nightmares, or as I call them, paintmares, like these in the future. I’ll also be selling prints and originals in the future. Stay tuned.

Don’t miss out. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, & Tumblr.

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Don’t miss out on more tiny nightmares, painted with human blood. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, & Tumblr.

See Life Through My Eyes, On Instagram

Want to see the world through my eyes? I’m sharing my life on Instagram, right meow. In fact, I just created a public account today and have been sharing (3/4″ x 3/4″) watercolor illustrations painted with my own blood—just in time for Halloween. Follow me @cbaloga 

Celebrate National Book Lover’s Day With #BookVogue


What if you could wear your favorite books? With Polyvore, you can! In honor of National Book Lover’s Day, I’ve just created a very special group called “Book Vogue” for us bibliophiles devoted to fashion. Over the past week or so, you might have even seen a couple posts of mine showing sets based on my admiration of both. The set below is a feminine look befitting the book Wake the Wicked: Thirteen Twisted Tales. I’ve even created a set inspired by author Edgar Allan Poe and a story called, “Under the Thorns” from the book Wake the Wicked.

Wake the Wicked - Lady Horror - #BookVogue

I encourage you to join the “Book Vogue” group on Polyvore to curate your own style sets to show off your unique interpretations of your favorite books, scenes, and authors. It’s up to your literary imagination to create something bibliotastic to inspire the world. Keep an eye out for future contests specific to the “Book Vogue” group where you could win signed author books, art, and more.

Sign up here, on Polyvore, to create your first set and use hashtag #BookVogue on social media.

*Authors and artists, you can hold contests specific to your work by joining “Book Vogue.”