Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Running of the Boars...

Hello Lovelies~

I hope you're all doing well out there! I have so much to share. First off, I just found out my Mary & Owen Nette piece was selected to be in the Revenge of Freaky Fright Nights! Show down at Space 242 in Boston. The whole show has a Halloween/horror theme with all different mediums represented! The gallery is right down by Fenway Park, so it should be pretty neat. I'm flattered to be included!

This past weekend, my Sweetie and I attended a wedding way up in the mountains of Maine at a ski lodge. One our way back (the weather was perfectly Indian Summer; 80 and sunny), I took some shots of the foliage and a covered bridge nearby. Here are some of those pics. What a perfect weekend.

We also stopped at a roadside junk shop and found two new additions to our taxidermy collection. Meet Barleycorn and Boris (the boar and the black squirrel respectively). Barleycorn now has a place of honor above our living room mantle and we have yet to hang Boris, but we will. Some may object to taxidermy (and I would never stuff an animal or hunt one myself), but it makes me more sad to see them gathering dust in some junk shop in the dark. For eccentrics like me, they become part of the family and these two are keeping Bernard company now. (Bernard, as you know, is our skeleton model.)

Are you Kids familiar with Mondo Posters? They release limited edition art posters for movies, bands, pretty much anything pop culture you can imagine, but the artwork is top knotch. Recently, they released a group of 80's horror posters like The Beyond, The Innkeepers, House by the Cemetery and The Gate and I would like one of each, please. (The artwork makes these slashers look classy... and I like that.)

And I'd like to wrap up with one of the most amazing photos I've seen in a long time. Check out this shot of Liberace... all decked out for the 4th of July. The sequins? The short shorts? The baton? This picture is perfection. The world will never have another like him.

Until next time: unpleasant dreams...


Chrisy said...

congrats on your inclusion in the show...richly deserved....and oh those covered bridges...one day i'll get over there see them...and your new family members...fabulouso!...at least they won't eat much!

The Stapelia Company said...

Chrisy- The covered bridges are rare and beautiful up here for sure. If you ever get over here... let me know, I'll show you around. :)
Yes, I love the new additions. They don't say much. ;D