Diane has an entire channel filled with observations about Ireland, the US, Canada and more. I’ve watched quite a few over the past week and they’re great.
To keep politics off this blog for a bit. It’s just too fatiguing and I think we need a place to go without Trump news. And frankly, I just can’t keep up with everything. When I do feel like screaming about what’s his racist ass criming name, I’ll keep it to Twitter. So follow me there if you’re glutton for punishment.
Pictured above is the winner from the 7 to 10 years old range. Amazing!
What a delight it must have been to have been one of Edward Gorey’s correspondents, or even a postal worker charged with handling his outgoing mail.
The late author and illustrator had a penchant for embellishing envelopes with the hairy beasts, poker-faced children, and cats who are the mainstays of his darkly humorous aesthetic.
(A number of these envelopes and some 60 postcards and sketches are included in Floating Worlds: The Letters of Edward Gorey and Peter F. Neumeyer, which documents the correspondence-based friendship between Gorey and the author with whom he collaborated on three children’s books, including the delightfully macabre Donald Has a Difficulty.)
The Edward Gorey House, a beloved Cape Cod residence turned museum, has been keeping the tradition alive with its annual Halloween Envelope Art Contest.
Competitors of all ages vie for the opportunity to have their winning (and runners up and “very-close-to-being-runners-up”) Gorey-inspired entries displayed in the Gorey House and its digital extensions.