Cyan in celluloid...

I've been watching a lot of video blogs on YouTube, and I made this video as a way to say hello to some of the people who's channels I've subscribed to. I figured that I would share it here as well. It's kind of silly, but I can be kind of there you go.


I received quite a few books this year, which is always a most welcomed gift. Here's the list:

The Golden Bough by Sir James George Frazer
The Monsters: Mary Shelley & the Curse of Frankenstein by Dorothy & Thomas Hoobler
Russian Fairy Tales collected by Aleksandr Afanas'ev
Absinthe: History in a Bottle by Barnaby Conrad III
Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos (in English translation)
Inside the Victorian Home: A Portrait of Domestic Life in Victorian England by Judith Flanders
Salome by Oscar Wilde with the original Aubrey Beardsley Illustrations (The English translation)

A Vampiress

I've been bastardizing old paintings again... Vampires are the theme for the day. It's a simple edit, but I like it. The original is called Biondina, and Lord Leighton is likely rolling in his grave at this moment. If you want to see a larger version, I posted it in my gallery.

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I'm alive, honest...

It's been 21 days since I last posted, and I figure that I should drop in and say (in my best Monty Python impression), "I'm not dead yet..."

I had a little surgery in the middle of November, and I always find that December is a good month for reflection. As a consequence of both of those things, I've been spending a lot more time on private thoughts rather than public ones.

I've also been preparing myself for Solstice. It's right around the corner, and there's much to be done...Unfortunately, it's not a favourite holiday of mine. I guess I'm a bit of a Scroogey McScrooge, but I'm trying not to be. I think I just need to work on developing my own traditions that don't involve the parts of the holiday that I consider to be negative.