Saturday, March 5, 2016

Gnomes, Gnomes, Gnomes!!


These rather interesting images come from a book written in 1895 called "The Book of Gnomes by Fred Weatherly and illustrated by E. Stuart Hardy.  Maybe someday, I'll find a copy of this book, but in the meantime, I'll have to make due with looking at these incredible images!

I love the small details in images like these, such as the insect band and the dancing frogs.  I would love to get into the head of someone who thinks up things like this.  How interesting that would be!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Let's Rock!

Some people always are in step with the latest music.  I, on the other hand, have never seemed to be in touch with whatever music is currently popular or in fashion!

I don't know about you, but I'd love to hear this band play!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

What Does Your Dream Home Look Like?

Ever since I was a little girl, I've dreamed of living in a old, slightly run-down, Victorian home.  The character and detail in these houses is so much more beautiful than anything being built today.  Now that I am an adult, these types of homes have become "trendy", so my ideal home will probably always be out of my price range.  Nevertheless, I can still dream!

I love looking at houses like this.  I can't help but think about the people who lived there in the past and what ghosts and goblins now roam the abandoned halls!  A home like this would be the perfect place to display quirky collections and provide an elegant framework to inspire ones day-to-day activities!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

The Insects Christmas

I love bugs.  But that's not surprising, after all, who doesn't?  They are amazing, tiny creatures who are fascinating to watch.

I also love Christmas, so it's not surprising that at Christmastime I always watch The Insects Christmas.  This early stop-motion animated film was made in 1913 in Russia.  It features a tiny Santa, multiple insects, and a frog all celebrating Christmas.

Learn more about this short film and view it here.  You won't regret it.

The Insects Christmas

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

What's Your Universe Like?

In what universe is this normal?  If most people saw a random clown and skeleton, they might take a second look.  However, what if in some parallel universe, this was considered normal and we were the ones who were a little strange?  Wouldn’t you just love spending a day in a place like that?  I would!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

To the Victor Goes the Spoils!

When clowns do battle, who is the winner?  The victorious side takes the heads of those they've vanquished!  And who says clowns are creepy?