Sunday, 29 November 2015

Keeping it surReal

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Pendle Craft

There's a nice article in here about Trick or Treating in the UK.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Another title to add to my growing list...

I find a lot of really interesting stories listed under Young Adult. Here's another one, The Trilogy of Two written AND illustrated by Juman Malouf (Wes Anderson's partner).

Does it matter that I'm not young? Nope. But am I an adult? Well, that depends on your definition.

Why grow up: Subversive Thoughts on an Infantile Age - on CBC's IDEAs

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Hallow-e'en 1914 - W. M. Letts

"Why do you wait at your door, woman,
Alone in the night?'
"I am waiting for one who will come, stranger,
To show him a light.
He will see me afar on the road
And be glad at the sight."

"Have you no fear in your heart, woman,
To stand there alone?"
"There is comfort for you and kindly content
Beside the hearthstone."
But she answered, "No rest can I have
Till I welcome my own."

"Is it far he must travel to-night,
This man of your heart"?
"Strange lands that I know not and pitiless seas
Have kept us apart,
And he travels this night to his home
Without guide, without chart."

"And has he companions to cheer him?
"Aye, many," she said
"The candles are lighted, the hearthstones are swept,
The fires glow red.
We shall welcome them out of the night--
Our home-coming dead."

From Hallow-e'en and Poems of the War
by W.M Letts, 1916

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Gorey Envelope Art Contest Winners

This one, by Olivia Brett, took 1st place in the 14 to 18 category. I love it! Well, I loved them all! Click here to see more.

Gorey Envelope Contest Winner

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Gorey's Black Doll and the Tinies

Oh yeah, and here's another crafting idea for next year. Simple, elegant, and very creepy. I love it!

Find it at The Gorey Store
A life-long friend of Edward Gorey's made the Black Doll for him in 1942. Gorey visited her while she was making it, and upon seeing it insisted on keeping it in its unfinished state, lacking a face, arms and clothing. In spite of her objection, Edward Gorey prevailed. It may be the first recorded instance of Gorey's enduring dedication to engaging the imagination. The incomplete Black Doll has remained a recurring enigma for almost 70 years appearing in many of Gorey's books and drawing as well as being the subject of his silent screenplay. This is the first time The Black Doll has been produced for Edward Gorey's devoted following. - Source

Oh and there's just so much more at The Gorey Store! Like did you know it's the 50th anniversary of the Gashlycrumb Tinies! Or that there are holiday cards available?! Gosh, I could do all my festive shopping right there!

Except not many of my family and friends share my Gorey appreciation :(

BUT if any of them want to get me something, well, I can tell them where to shop!

Not that I really need anything...

I could make myself the doll...

But, ok, I really wouldn't mind a Gashlycrumb Tinies mug. The problem, of course, is which one to choose! I mean who doesn't like Amy? Desmond is rather festive and let's not forget George under that rug. And Kate, well, she is a classic! One of my favs tho has always been Neville...

Which Tinie would you choose?

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Next crafting idea

I'm not much into crochet but this could work!

Read more about Caitlin here

Friday, 6 November 2015

There's nothing like a good bonfire!

For one night of the year, the streets of the usually sleepy East Sussex town are overrun with giant burning effigies and flaming crucifixes.- Source, The Independent

Lewes Bonfire Night

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Library of Lost Souls

I have been eagerly awaiting the appearance of the latest book in Ransom Rigg's series for of peculiar children, Library of Souls.

It still has not appeared in any book stores here :(

Sure, I could get the audio book or an e-version but I WANT PAPER! Damn it! I have the other two in paper back. And because this series is inspired in part by old found photos, well, I need those photos before me. On paper. In a book I can hold. AT night. Under the covers. With a flashlight.


Monday, 2 November 2015

For any lost souls out there...

The song is an ear worm (be forewarned) and the video is quite...haunting.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

...or believe you see those that are now dead?

I highly recommend...

River is a six-part British television drama series, created and written by Abi Morgan and starring Stellan Skarsgård and Nicola Walker. It premiered on BBC One on 13 October 2015, and will be shown internationally from 18 November 2015 by Netflix. - Wikipedia