It’s been quite a long while since we shared any photos here. This week, while making some tough decisions, I decided we do just that. This photo is extremely old. It was taken around 1991, and I’m not very sure just which member of my family took it.
If this site stays standing through the rest of this year, (much like this lighthouse still is) I plan on working this into my art somehow. I already have some ideas.
That first image was designed with your fears in mind and is a stark contrast from the ideas behind the second design. If you were to tilt your head to the side and imagine yourself underneath a row of trees this would likely be your perspective, should you happen to be in some woodsy area in the fall. The parallel set of trees are stretched and blurred just slightly out of your view. As if your vision is hazy and foggy for some reason. Skewed is an early concept for a set design.
The second is much simpler. This weekend I longed for quieter moments while dealing with a chaotic week. My niece has been heavy on my mind since both she and my sister are in Irma’s path. (I’m way further north, so I worry for them since I’m so far.) Yesterday morning she insisted she’s safe. Quieter was made for and inspired by my niece and will be used for greeting cards and other prints.
What are your quiet places? Do you have any? How do you stay calm during a storm?
Whenever we feel a slight chill in the air, my son says “Is it changing over to fall?”
Touches of Fall
This is a welcome question in my son’s arsenal of ever-growing queries. Usually he’s correct. The same air that is responsible for a slight nose- run will soon transform the leaves on the trees into different colors.
On the weekend, we decided to take a little road trip. We got to see the evidence of such queries sprinkled about the trees.
It’s a welcome question because it sparks in me traditions that perhaps have long been forgotten in my family, yet somehow, I’ve managed to carry them on. As soon as the cold air rolls in, my windows open up. You can smell all sorts of apples and cookies baking. In October and November, you’ll often see pumpkins somewhere in my home.
What I noticed over the weekend took me on a trip down Memory Lane. I realized how much at times we really are like our family, despite liking it or not. We are them and they are us in many ways and sometimes perhaps that is why we carry on tradition. Approaching fall I remember my family. When it was full and many of them were still alive, us gathered around the table at some family function seafood and pasta. The long drives oftentimes down to the shore. Some fancy meal often cooked up by many or just one member of us. The aroma of some great food, the sound of some laughter, and hefty conversation all play back through my mind.
I’m beyond grateful we’re able to carry some of these old times on.
This may be a local legend, but I think the book will present to be something people from all over could enjoy.
If you’ve ever traveled anywhere up or down the east coast you may have spotted a magazine called “Weird NJ“. If you’re a New Jersey resident, chances are you’ve heard about it, or are a fan.
Author J. Pollack and Weird NJ’s Mark Moran put a large quantity of investigative work and research into this book. I’ve been lucky enough to hear some fun facts and details about the story behind the story, and let me tell you, this case will grip you right from the beginning and not let go.
Death on the Devil’s Teeth Teaser Trailer
Be sure to check this creepy summer read out on its release date coming up: July 20, 2015! I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!
Note: Special thanks to Jesse P. Pollack himself for permission to use his tweets/images and revision of this article.
All images used in this article are the properties of their respective owners in collaboration with the book, Death on the Devil’s Teeth.