Are you as excited about this weekend as I am? I am sooo happy to sleep in and enjoy some luxurious hours in the upcoming two days. It’s been a very long week and I am in great need of recollecting myself.
In the meantime I would like to share some of these wonderful Edward Gorey cards I picked up last weekend. I’ve posted some additional ones over at Steam Spectre and would love you pay a visit there and possibly “follow me”? Happy Weekend to you! What are your plans?
I’ve been feeling a little under the weather lately. Not only in the sickly sense, but I’ve fallen into a pretty downhearted state. I had to call in sick on Friday which has only left me racked with guilt. It was a necessary action, but somehow the three day-turned four day weekend feels rather tarnished. I feel better today, but I’ve been a little depressed. My boy is away for the weekend and I’ve stayed pretty hermited away in my apartment. With the wedding and all it’s surrounding celebrations behind me, I realize it’s a little difficult to face the mundane humdrum of everyday life. I’m grateful to have a job, but it’s far from my ideal profession and I’m feeling quite uninspired.
However, I really dislike feeling this way so I try to make lists and remind myself of the things that do inspire me and spur creativity. My first step was getting out the apartment and spending some time at the bookstore. This was definitely a big help. I picked up Lucy Gayheart because I adore Willa Cather. I also bought A Passage to India because I want to go there very much and because E.M. Forster also penned another great favorite of mine, Howard’s End. Last, but not least, I purchased Under the Tuscan Sun which I have yet to read and thought might serve for some much needed escapism.
I’m also watching one of my favorite movies, A Series of Unfortunate Events. No matter how many times I see it, I am captivated every time…
One of my favorite parts of the film: the animated sequence during the closing credits. Delightfully Gorey-ish.
What kinds of things pull you out of a gloomy mood and inspire you?
My dear friend and I are convicted that we must attend The Edwardian Ball together someday. Because I should be studying, cleaning, exercising, and all matter of more productive things, I have been researching a variety of costumes for us to wear when we attend! Etsy, once again, is my main source of inspiration. Here are few of my favorites! Have a happy weekend!
And these are a little crazy… but I LOVE them!!!
I am such an Etsy fan because I really love the idea of supporting quality artists and crafters, but most importantly because I like to know where the things I purchase really come from. If anyone has any other suggestions for similar sites I would love to hear about them! Thank you!
I watched The Corpse Bride for the first time the other night and I wondered why it took me so long to see it! I absolutely loved it. It was so haunting and so beautiful. The movie, as well as this little guy from my last post, brought to mind another favorite: Edward Gorey. His work is so amazing and has obviously been quite influential! A few months ago when I was at the height of my Gorey obsession I found out about this event. Someday…
It looks like so much fun!
Gorey fans must check out this link. This lovely genius blogger uploaded an out-of-print illustrated book by Gorey. It’s hilarious! Ah the wonders of the internet!
I must mention this adorable little fellow recently created by my dear friend at the Violet Raven. She has an assortment of cuddly little friends, but I have to admit Edward is my favorite! I think I’m a little prejudiced though because he is named for Edward Gorey! I am smitten…