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Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A few weeks ago a shopping blog, Rare Bird Finds, featured my Time for love hand embroidered wall art. It was a lovely surprise and brought a lot of traffic to my shop, Swans Crossing for which I am quite grateful. The feature can be found here: Hand Embroidered Wall Art
Aside from the wonderful feature and subsequent traffic, I really enjoyed learning about Edward Gorey. Mr. Gorey was an American writer and artist, known for his macabre illustrations.
I found his work to be mysterious with a comical flair. After visiting his website and learning more about his work, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that it was his illustrations that were used in the opening titles of the PBS series Mystery. I loved watching Mystery, especially the Agatha Christie series and Mr. Gorey's illustrations made the show even more enjoyable. I found a Pinterest link that showcases some of my Mr. Gorey's work: Edward Gorey
Some of my favorites from the PBS Mystery show:
On February 21, 2013, Google paid a tribute to Edward Gorey on what would have been his 88th birthday. I love it! Have a look: