Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Things That Go Bump In The Night

I am headed back to California in March (this time with Evan in tow) for the wedding of dear ones from high school. The trip promises to be a whirlwind reentry into the land of eucalyptus and salty sea-fresh air with nary a moment to even say hi to the 'rents.

Having grown up there, I gotta say...

That corner of the world is an evocative place-- a landscape that encourages a kid's imagination to run wild. Disorienting misty vapors and toe-nibbling creatures of the deep,
the monsters of my childhood didn't live indoors in closets or under beds. They haunted the twisty roads of Northern Marin and the waters of the wind-whipped bay.

Little did I know that an artist named Don Kenn --born and raised in Denmark, miles upon miles away from San Francisco-- would perfectly capture these imaginings on wee post-its. How amazing is that? They remind me of the work of Edward Gorey-- macabre and beautiful all at the same time. I'm a fan.

If we DID want to bring this vibe indoors, we could plaster our home with this wallpaper by Abigail Edwards:

More spooky cool birds:

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