I hope my friends will forgive me for going an entire month without posting. My belated holiday wishes to you all, with a bit of groveling for forgiveness on the side. To make matters worse, what inspired me to post today is the news of a death. On Christmas itself, Edd Cartier
passed away, at the age of 94. I do not expect many of you to know who that is, but I encourage you to follow the link to view some of his work. He was an excellent artist, and his interior art was as good as, and in some cases rivaled that on the covers despite being in black and white. His use of light and dark and negative spaces was ideal for images of the Shadow, and I always appreciate coming across his illustrations as I read. his artistic gift to the world is one that should be recognized.
Other links: A sampling of his work
, Covers and other sci-fi work, including a bizarre assortment of aliens
, and another sizeable sampling.
That said, I am still working my way through my newest Shadow pulps and Shadow comic, and intermittently House of Leaves, enjoying peppermint sticks made of almost pure sugar, listening to the new Seal album, wearing a wonderful new sweater and generally basking in the bounty of Christmas. I've also been back to mucking about with collage and stamps and whatnot the past few days, making sets of bookmarks. It's high time I contributed to the household Etsy store, and there are friends I'd like to make them for as well. I'll try to post pictures next time.
It's a bit of a grey day today, and we've yet to have snow, but I got my walk in before the rain. I'm trying to get back to my daily walks and the usual schedule. On the one hand it seems a shame to go winters without snow, but on the other hand I dislike the cold and so do my knees. I do have a good supply of tea and reading material, however, so I think I could stand a bit of wintery whiteness.
My attention seems to be wandering, but by all means, feel free to let me know how your holidays went, and update me on anything else I might have missed. I believe I owe an RP reply or three, so I'll try to get on those, and expect bookmarks in the next post.