Friday, July 22, 2011

No, I said 'ello, but that's close enough!


"Things are not always what they seem in this place... so, you can't take anything for granted."
 Labyrinth is one of my all-time favorites and this scene is a nice way to begin our story here...

Starting a new blog is a lot like starting a new journal, although it admittedly takes a good deal more preparation. Secret Place is more than just a new blog, however – it's a new adventure.  

What can you expect to find here?
• New (and really old) paintings, drawings and curious creations by yours truly
• Mysterious circumstances
• Videos, articles, hand-made finds and links to other items with a fantastic bent
• Some dark, some light
• Photos of people, places and things that inspire a sense of magic
• Memories and nostalgic finds - both imaginary and real
• Books, oh dear, all the books
• Odd and intriguing objects that come across my path
• Surprise twists
• Plenty of geekiness and a fair dose of humor

To start us off on our journey with appropriate recommendations, here are few links to whet your appetite for adventure. 

A Book


The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, by Catherynne M. Valente is about as appropriate a book as I could find to recommend as we begin our journey. It is the tale of a girl (maybe special, maybe not) on a journey in Fairyland. Often compared to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, it is both a fairy tale and a criticism of the same.

The story was originally independently published by the author online as a free web novel. It is still available here, minus the final act, but you can also learn more about the author and view a few curiosities. Be sure to listen to September's Rhyme!

 
A Song



A Toy 

 And just in case you love the The Labyrinth Worm as much as I do, you can find your very own here

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