SHOP UPDATE & A SPECIAL HOLIDAY OFFER!
I’ve added really nice prints of my Plaid Girls series, Little Queens series and Sleeping Forest series in the shop.
Most importantly though, I am now offering customize prints of my literary girls (and boys). You get to choose your three favorite characters for a wonderful 8 x 6 print!
this offer will only last until November 25th!!!
So take a look if you are interested! xxx
p.s. only two days until the end of the postcard giveaway!
Everyone has it in them to express themselves that fundamental thing that they know they are inside. That rather beautiful afraid person. Which might get translated into aggression, or silence, or shyness, or all kinds of other things. But inside we know that we are huggable and lovable, and we want to love and be loved. That person is yearning for fulfillment. To be the person they know they can be and that’s a constant journey; that’s a process. It’s not acquiring about this thing and then that thing, getting to this place, learning this technique, and finding out how this works. It’s about the fact that other people are always more interesting than oneself. Let’s forget what successful people have in common, if there’s a thing unsuccessful people have in common it’s that they talk about themselves all the time.
― Stephen Fry (What I Wish I’d Known When I Was 18)
Robin Pecknold and Joanna Newsom x
S.A. Andrées’s Arctic balloon expedition of 1897
Anonymous: Why do you like Anne Frank? Is she an inspiration for you? x
I like her because she is unique voice. When you read her diary you get a glimpse of what it was like to be a Jewish teenage girl in hiding during one of the darkest time in history. You get a look into the pains of growing up as a girl, teenage heartache and dreams, as well as an undeniable hope in the face of such darkness and eventually death. It’s quite humbling and inspiring.
It’s also important to remember her. She is one of the most well-known voice of the victims of the Holocaust, and I feel that she humanizes the experience that she and so many others went through. Too often when we look back on history we see facts and figures and numbers, but Anne and others like her (there is the diary of a young girl who survived the Holocaust by cleverly lying and tricking the Nazis officers in the camp where she was, saving herself and her mother in the process, coming out next year) reminds us that all of the people lost in this war (and all others) are human, with lives, and dreams and hopes and families. And that is really important to remember I think.
I also was introduce to her when I was 8 or 9 and her story really had an impact on me at that time. It broke that wall of innocence I had around myself not much aware of war and history before that, and it opened my eyes a lot. I read her diary avidly, and read about WWII extensively, copying pages from books at the library, learning facts and surrounding myself with pictures of Nazi rallies and concentration camps and death and horror. I was fascinated and disgusted all at once, trying to understand what it was, why it happened, breaking the wall between fiction and reality. History is not that easy to grasp when you are that young as your world is still so small. It was a sort of personal quest.
Anne opened the door to all that for me. And I’m really grateful for that as well.
(sorry, I didn’t mean for it to be this long)
Reindeer, West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh (by steve_fredrico)
I got a rock
Charlie Brown ⋅ It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
i got a rock - charlie brown (it’s the great pumpkin, charlie brown!)
New 8tracks Mix: MONSTERS, WITCHES & GHOSTS, OH MY!
- I Got a Rock // Charlie Brown (It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!)
- Anything Can Happen on Halloween // Tim Curry (The worst Witch OST)
- Beetlejuice Main Titles // Danny Elfman (Beetlejuice OST)
- I Put a Spell on You // Bette Midler (Hocus Pocus OST)
- Friday the 13th Theme // Harry Manfredini (Friday the 13th OST)
- Remains of the Day // Danny Elfman (The Corpse Bride OST)
- Double Trouble // John Williams (Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban OST)
- Come Little Children // Sarah Jessica Parker (Hocus Pocus OST)
- Ghostbusters // Ray Parker Jr. (Ghostbusters OST)
- Monster Mash // Bobby “Boris” Pickett
- The Addams Family Them Song // Vic Mizzy
- Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead // The Fifth Estate
- This is Halloween // The Residents of Halloween Town (The Nightmare Before Christmas OST)
- Dance of the Witches // John Williams (the Witches of Eastwick OST)
Anonymous: what are your favorite movies? i'm sorry if this has been asked recently!
- The Secret Garden
- A Little Princess
- The Princess Bride
- Fairytale; A True Story
- La grenouille et la baleine
- Miss Potter
- The Neverending Story
- Little Women
- The Lord of the Rings
- Star Wars (ep. 4-5-6)
- The Muppet’s Christmas Carol
- While you Were Sleeping
- Dead Poet’s Society
- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
- The Secret of Roan Inish
Others that I really really like:
Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Groundhog Day, Beetlejuice, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, The Karate Kid (the original), The Host, The Harry Potter movies, The Narnia movies, The Goonies, and so many others I forget right now…
“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”
she is on my mind today.
Oh Merricat, I do so love you.
Hoarfrost at the edge of the marsh (by oysters4me)