Saturday, 31 March 2012

The Gloaming


A favourite time of day. The other favourite time being, when the sun is all golden and just setting.
March was busy. Really stirred up the stagnant life of mine.  I'm excited to see what happens in April.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Geppi's Entertainment Museum

In February I went to Geppi's Entertainment Museum...
The photos pretty much tell all of what this place is about! Comic books. Pop culture stuff. More comic books. Movie posters. It was one of those places where I may have said "Oooh, look at that!" one too many times. I immensely enjoyed that photography was allowed – but did not want to carry my camera around so the phone worked just as well for blogging purposes.

I love this illustration style!

I was pleasantly surprised to see so many old political cartoons and vintage toys. 
Also, something I didn't expect to see there was...brownies! Brownies are a creature in Scottish and English folklore, they do household work at night. As some may know, I love folklore a great deal and spend a lot of time reading and researching it. I hadn't seen a brownie illustration before now, though. Well there was a massive collection of The Brownies here at GEM, which in this case was artwork, toys and even a camera all featuring the characters that illustrator Palmer Cox drew. (I need to acquire a book of Cox's Brownies.)

The Brownies!    

There was no shortage of paper doll/cut out people! I really enjoyed looking at these things especially. May have photographed every instance of mentioned items.

It was a really well done museum for the size of the location. I knew of its existence before I started to work at one of Geppi's companies, but once I started my current job I became more aware of what it was all about and my curiosity drove me to visit the place.

More posts to come... I have been busy and putting them off for some time now!