Who has not yet fallen in love with Jeff VanderMeer's new novel 'Borne'? After reading, visions of bears danced in my head. This, of course, lead me to browse through vintage illustrations of the mighty beast.
New Zine Alert!
Invited Ghosts is happy to share our new title 'Dead Bee Digest'. Dead Bee Digest is a multi-authored zine that shares poetry, non-fiction articles, and meditations on the environment and capitalism. The zine is half sized and is $2. You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in purchasing or trading for a copy.
Spring is slowing bringing the earth back to life around me. Unfortunately, this means my allergies are rearing their ugly heads. Most mornings I awake with goopy eyes and stuffed up sinuses. In an attempt to stifle the grumpiness that I often feel in the morning, I think about the beautiful flowers that will soon bloom sharing their effulgence. Vintage picture books also help soothe my grumpiness with their delightful garden illustrations.
'Marigold Garden; Pictures and Rhymes' by Kate Greenaway was published in 1910 and features golden hued illustrations of ladies and children frolicking in a garden. All images are public domain and you can read the book in its entirety on the wonderful internet archive. Below is a collection of some of my favorite illustrations from the book.