Late Night Musings (Contains art)

Posted: July 24, 2011 in Uncategorized
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I’m typing this on my Lion-enabled computer.  It’s taking some getting used to, scrolling “backwards” – scrolling up moves the screen down, now.  It’s like the iPhone and the iPad.  We just got back from Lawrenceville, and are both a bit tired and ready for bed.

Today was spent doing a number of travely bits.  We attended the farmer’s market for the second week in a row, and got more delicious farm-fresh vegetables.  Some honey, which I’m very much looking forward to using.  A few other items.  Then we traveled to the farm where we got our milk from, and saw happy cows in action, doing their cow-thing.  The farm is far out of our way, but I think it’s important to see where your food comes from.  It’s making me look at everything in a whole new light.  Why can’t 90% of our food be local – by which I mean, from within a day’s traveling distance?  I feel like everyone would be better off that way.  It seems that post-World War 2 industrialization had a lot to do with how our food and meats are now grown and processed.  I’m a little too tired to post specifics, but there are several books on real food that explain why agriculture and meat-processing became so industrial, and we lost a little bit of what amazing food we had before it happened.

In other news, I’m working on some Edward Gorey-inspired art.  Gorey was an incredible children’s book author and illustrator who passed away in 2000, and did very gruesome, ghastly, darkly humorous Victorian-inspired children’s stories.  The Unstrung Harp, The Curious Sofa, The Gashlycrumb Tinies – all these works and more were both written and illustrated by Mr. Gorey.  His art is unique and almost instantly recognizable, thanks to his style.  An example of the Gorey-inspired work is below.  If you’re interested, it will be in my Etsy shop upon completion, and I would love to do commissions in a similar style.  Leave a comment below with your email address or mail me at greylikestorms(at) for more information.


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