Sleepy Hollow by Arthur Rackham

The Headless Horseman in his Hessian uniform. “The more spectral elements of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” were likely based on German folktales concerning “The Wild Huntsman”, a ghoulish phantom that would chase interlopers through the woods at maddening speeds.”~Wikipeadia Interestingly, the Wild Huntsman is what’s left of the scandinavian/germanic Odin (Wotan), king of the…

Elsita

p.p.s.~ the white paper made the rest of this photo so dark. However, you can see my Nosferatu hands rather well. I have finally bought a print by Elsa Mora! Her work is very lovely. Whimsical without being¬†saccharine¬†and perfectly ageless! I became a fan of hers when I was pregnant with Karl, but money was…

Dark Shadows fashion part 2 {Michelle Pfeiffer’s hair}

I know what you’re thinking and you’re right, why isn’t everyone talking about how great Michelle Pfeiffer’s hair is in Dark Shadows? Because the world is populated by Philistines. So I have a confession, I love big Charlie’s Angels hair. Which is of course the opposite of what I have. But I have hope, because…

Dark Shadows fashion part 1

I had the pleasure of seeing Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows. And yes, it’s very current Tim Burtony with all of the good and bad that goes with that. The good is that the movie has a lovely painterly aesthetic, without the cgi blurriness of his Alice. There’s still cgi in Dark Shadows, but it’s not…

burda classics

well, it pains me to write it because I’m a total Burda fanatic, but the Burda Classics issue was a bust. As you can see, the problem with the patterns is that they lack both vintage fit and vintage details. I have a number of Burda patterns with far more detail and much better cut….