Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
So I'm thinking about dogs in costumes, obviously. This particular bunch is so stylish and cute that my face hurts from smiling. Hats off to Sonya Yu and her pup Trotter for creativity and what I'm sure is an infinite amount of patience (on both sides!).
Have a great weekend!
Photos via Dog Milk, originally discovered thanks to Mandy.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
As I mentioned at the beginning of the month, October is the best. One of the reasons it is the best is that scary movies are now seasonally appropriate fare (none of this, "no, Liza, Alien is not a Thanksgiving movie" business). They are also available in marathon format with apparently no guilt associated with that whatsoever. You want to see 7 straight hours of monsters/thrills/chills/creepy children/possessed inanimate objects? Well, no problem. I'm sure Netflix, TCM, and AMC have got you covered on all fronts.
We have been making a pretty good dent in our scary movie queue, some more enjoyable than others (ugh, Tall Man. Ugh.). Corbett's knowledge of films in this genre is pretty near encyclopedic which explains how cult gems such as The Gate and Night of the Comet made their way onto the TV. I like to throw in a few classics every now and again because the memory of my childhood viewing still impacts my adult perception. Few things remain as terrifying as watching Grace Kelly being strangled over a desk. Others, like The Omen and Evil Dead, feel like required viewing this time of year. I'm looking forward to watching the rest of both those trilogies, particularly since the subsequent Omens will be all new to me. And aren't these posters great? Looking them up was almost half fun. Except for Tall Man. Ugh there, too.
What will you be watching this month? I'd love to know!
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Monday, October 15, 2012
I usually let the art do the talking here on Length x Wit and don't get too personal, but this time, I get to combine the art and my everyday life! My sweetheart, Corbett Sparks, has decided to open up an Etsy shop filled with his beautiful animal-centric watercolors. We invested in a fancy camera and an even fancier high-tech printer, so archival quality prints are there for taking. Gorgeous originals are in there, too. His work examines a menagerie of weird and wonderful creatures, and I love that the depictions range from the vicious to the delicate and charming.
Working as an independent artist is no easy thing, but it's something he's talked about for so long so passionately that he knew it was time to take that leap. And it is a leap. It's a learning process for both of us, and I'm so proud and excited to see it come to life.
You can check out the shop here and see more of Corbett's work at his website.
Happy Monday, everybody!
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Thursday, October 11, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
It's the first day of my favorite month! October is the best. The air has that wonderful, faintly smoky smell and the trees seem to bloom into red and gold. Apples are truly in season (and pressed into cider!). Sweaters can re-enter the clothing rotation. You can eat hot soup without sweating. Turning on the oven is no longer the worst. Pumpkins start appearing on doorsteps. And it all culminates with spooky holiday that now centers around scary movies, dress-up, and sweets. It's just a straight-up delicious month.
Above: Beware the Beautiful Witch by Power O'Malley (1913), via Suzee Que.
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