Thursday, October 8, 2009
Are you scared yet?
A page from the illustrated children's book version of The Changeling & the Bear
Maybe it was the combination of reddening leaves and overcast skies... It started with a thought about how autumn inevitably brings with it thoughts of death, and a stoic sigh at that. (I've thought about it enough lately, already.) Then somehow the thought dived underground and did a magical switcheroo. I started thinking about Halloween and got into the season. Because, as every child knows, it is fun to be scared, when you're in the mood for it, and it doesn't go too far.... when you know "it" isn't real.
I've decided to look through my flat file for scary art and post some so that you, gentle readers, can indulge with me in the delicious sensation of imagining frightening things from a comfortable distance. Not just visual scariness either, you can hear some here: http://www.dandutton.com/halloween_music.html
("The Graveyard" is the song for the illustration above.)