Saturday, September 1, 2012

Dia de los Muertos & Other Worlds

Dia de los Muertos by megan_n_smith_99
Dia de los Muertos, a photo by megan_n_smith_99 on Flickr.

Do you know how you wake up some mornings filled with energy and enthusiasm for life?

Yeah, me neither. I think it might be a quiet day on the couch. I did get some chores done yesterday before fatigue and pain set in.

I just finished reading the first book in the 100 Cupboards series by by N.D. Wilson and really enjoyed it. I am glad there are 2 more waiting on my Kindle. I love getting e-library books, especially since the library is closed for budget cuts this week. amazon says this series is for ages 8-and-up so i am clearly part of their target audience.

"Twelve-year-old Henry York wakes up one night to find bits of plaster in his hair. Two knobs have broken through the wall above his bed and one of them is slowly turning . . .Henry scrapes the plaster off the wall and discovers cupboards of all different sizes and shapes. Through one he can hear the sound of falling rain. Through another he sees a glowing room–with a man pacing back and forth! Henry soon understands that these are not just cupboards, but portals to other worlds."

Oh my, I am one of those people who spent their childhood hoping that I would stumble into a wardrobe and out into Lantern Waste. As an adult I guess I am still hoping that I'll figure out the right pattern to tap the bricks and end up in Diagon Alley. Stranger things have happened. Almost every advance in particle physics, is stranger than Harry Potter's World. So it seems .. well, almost possible. We'll see.

This drawing is:
Dia de los Muertos
5.5 x 4.25"
Ink on paper
Available on Etsy. I've got a couple more Halloweeny things as well.

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