Edward Gorey #16

Apparently Donald imagines things. He seems to have imagined a friendly reptilian creature in his bedroom. At least he looks friendly- like he wants to have a discussion. This is from the 16th Edward Gorey postcard in the 2011 calendar book. At first glance I thought he was a boy, but Donald appears to be…

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Edward Gorey #15

Postcard #15 in the Edward Gorey Postcard Collection is from his collection “The Tuning Fork“. In this illustration we see a woman riding some kind of sea monster. Her expression seems resigned and I’m not sure if she is wearing a long string of beads, or perhaps it’s a string of popcorn. Anybody? “The natives,…

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Edward Gorey #14

Who doesn’t love to get a postcard in the mail? Sending these Edward Gorey cards from the 2011 Postcard calendar has been a lot of fun.  Behold postcard #14!  People on bicycles eating berries, because that’s what people in Edward Gorey’s world do. So I’ve chosen a number between 1-100. The first person to guess…

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Edward Gorey #13

Edward Gorey Postcard #13 is the mile marker to being halfway through the year and half done with the Gorey postcard theme. How does time go by so quickly? Slow down, I say. There is a lot of detail in this color postcard called “The Galoshes of Remorse“.  We see four bored gentlemen framing the…

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Edward Gorey #12

The Year of the Edward Gorey Postcards continues. This one is going to my niece who is turning Sweet 16 on Wednesday. I don’t believe she’s a fan, but who cannot be enchanted by this image?  It’s a mystery to me what’s going on, as often is with Mr. Gorey’s illustrations. I think that is…

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Edward Gorey Postcards #8-11

I thought it would be so easy to keep up with this postcard project. Alas, that has not been so. I’m going to do a big catch up in this post and list 4 cards that will take me through May 2011. Postcard #8 has a man in a dressing gown being carried off by…

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Edward Gorey #7

Edward Gorey has a wonderfully comic way of expressing himself as he displays in this illustration with men wearing skirts. I haven’t decided yet who this card should go to. Certainly someone with a fine sense of humor and an appreciation of the more subtle things in life, such as men with mustaches wearing long…

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Edward Gorey #6

This is one of my favorite Edward Gorey postcards, ‘Bibliophile with cats‘. As you can tell by the date in the calendar below, I am a few weeks behind on my Gorey postcard updates, so I’d better get this in the mail. I’m sure I won’t have a problem finding a reader and cat lover…

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Edward Gorey Postcard #4

The Edward Gorey postcards continue with this fourth card going out in the mail this week. Not all of the postcards in this postcard calendar are black and white. It’s nice to have variety. Keeping with the theme of variety, I think I will change this up and send this card to someone I don’t…

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Edward Gorey Postcard #4

The Edward Gorey postcard theme has encouraged me to learn more about Mr. Gorey and become more of a fan of his. In Feb I had heard it was his birthday (Feb 22) as there were a few blogs mentioning this. Here is one and another and another. One of the blogs mentioned his home…

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