Saturday, October 31, 2009

Globular Organs

Happy Halloween!
Jar of Pickled Eyeballs available in my shop.
Feast your eyes on Morbid Anatomy one of my favorite haunts.
Stranger than fiction: Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonders
A bizarre tale and tail: Geek Love

Friday, October 30, 2009




Happily lost in the trees.

A gorgeous day for leaf peeping.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Friendly Ghosts

Meet my neighbors. They are friendly ghosts.

They lived a long time ago; they are all from the 1800's.

It is a tiny country cemetery. 
Two small rows of graves flank each side of the churchyard.
I look out on them every day. 

Clarence always tugs at my heart.
The epitaph is so familiar.
Our Elwood.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


One of the more bizarre antiquities collections from Space Farms.

Coffins fashioned with ice boxes.
It is a rather chilling sight.
Perfectly creepy.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Tidbits | Laura Ferrara

Laura Ferrara's paintings are enchanting. 
There is such a  dreamlike, ethereal nature to her work.
I wanted to know a bit more about the artist behind the paintings,
so I asked her a few questions, little snippets and tidbits ...

Meet Laura Ferrara of Emerson's Bookcase

My time is spent painting, drawing and taking care of my children. 
My husband takes care of me! 
I work in a school bookstore to help out with the bills.

If you had to choose another profession, what would you do? 
I would love to be able to paint and make a living 
but if I couldn't do that then I would be a writer or a musician. 
If I could change my brain and make it mathematically inclined 
I would definitely be a physicist.

 If you could travel in time, past or future, where and when would you go? 
I would live in the first half of the twentieth century 
coming into my prime in the twenties, thirties and forties, 
primarily due to all the amazing art that was being created during that time 
but also because of the culmination of so many political and 
philosophical ideas that ultimately became a catalyst 
for the championing of human rights. 

 If you could be any character in fiction, who would you be? 
Forster's Mr. Emerson from A Room With A View.  

If you could trade places with any historical figure for a day, 
who would you choose? 
Virginia Woolf 
because I'd love to spend one day 
living with her extraordinary powers of observation.  

A movie is made about your life, 
whom would you choose to play the lead as you? 
Irene Dunne because, to quote Roddy McDowell, 
"How can you not like Irene Dunne." 

What book are you currently reading? 
Words on Air, a correspondence between 
Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop. 

What music are you listening to now? 
Right now - my new favorite is Seabear. 

What is your favorite Latin motto or phrase? 
"cras amet qui nunquam amavit; quique amavit, cras amet" 
 "May he love tomorrow who has never loved before; 
And may he who has loved, love tomorrow as well"  

One or two artists whose work makes your heart flutter: 
Two that always cause my heart to skip a beat are 
Milton Avery and Vilhelm Hammershøi.

You can find Laura's work here:

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sprouting Spuds

More potatoes for your viewing pleasure.
A curious purple variety.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Alien Creatures

A monstrous sight. Commonly known as a spud.

Tuber of the Nightshade II

These forgotten potato creatures grow in my pantry.
They are frightful.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009


My pickings from the pumpkin patch.
Love the textures, colors, patterns.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Red Ones

Pumpkin picking at Hollins Farms.

I love meandering through the patch.

Everyone seems to gravitate toward the classic orange pumpkins.

I prefer to seek out the odd and fanciful colors.
The short and fat red ones are my favorites.
Next time I'll show you my pumpkin and gourd collection.

Monday, October 12, 2009


A drive up the road to a nearby farm.

The withered sunflowers caught my eye.

They reminded me of one of my favorite wood engravings:
Death Among the Thistles by Leonard Baskin.

Friday, October 9, 2009


Out of the shadows...
An interview with Pink Bathtub Designs.
Feed your soul with the
Free Art Project on Indie Fixx.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


We just took our evening stroll through the village.

It's a bit blustery outside. There is a chill in the air.

We stopped to warm ourselves in the sun.
Without a doubt, the autumn season is upon us.

Monday, October 5, 2009


I left the porch light on last night.

The giant bees were attracted to it.

Alas, they were fried to a crisp.

I was able to pull this one out intact.
Poor little fellow.
He's a beauty.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


A masquerade.
A catbird disguised as a wild hare.
A little noir, a little strange, a little weird.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


A large tree stump.

Slowly burning.

The patterns and swirls in the wood
are fascinating.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Why hello beautiful.
This is my latest bird specimen.