For those of you not from the midwest, those of you whose exotic locales feature a scant four seasons, let me explain; Every year, around the end of February, the sun returns. We all know it’s way too early to really be spring, but who are we to argue with melting snow, singing birds, freshly cleared bike paths? Then, just when we’ve decided to surrender our satisfying winter grumps for tentative happiness, something like this happens:
Followed, usually, by another month or two of winter. I’ve said before that nothing trains you for disappointment like the Midwest (weather), but SecondWinter gets everyone, every time.
This year, though, i’ve decided to try and take SecondWinter in stride. Cold and windy? Hot Cocoa! Icepuddles?* Fun boots! Grey, rainy, icy, grey, brown, grey grey grey outside? Perfect for ghost stories and the grotesque. So, inspired by SecondWinter, Neil Gaiman and my perpetual love of all things cheerfully gruesome, I give you:
And, if you still need a pretty, gloomy art and a reason to be on the internet, I highly recommend Ectopiary.