I'm thinking about Edward Gorey this week. He died on April 15, 2000. (note: um, I just realized this is March, not April, but let's go with it anyway.) I don't know anyone who doesn't appreciate Gorey's macabre drawings- so whimspookal. His little books are a delight to read over and over again and someday (when I win the lottery) I'll start buying first editions. Many have been inspired by Gorey and this week I have some art to show you that is Gorey-esque. By the way, if you haven't read Born to be Poshumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey by Mark Dery, well, what are you waiting for?
The thing I find most lovable about Gorey is the way he fantasized the macabre but lived a quiet life at home with his cats. Something we can all aspire to.