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flax-golden tales: the friend factory

the friend factory It’s the latest craze in dolls, so she simply has to have one. I can’t really complain, I remember my own rabid Cabbage Patch days. I told her to think about it, explained over and over that it would have to be her only birthday present but she never even waffled, it […]

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springy.

          It is a gorgeous day today, springy and warm and bright. Took the long way back and forth from the post office and brought the camera, some additional shots are over on the oft-neglected Flickr photostream.

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flax-golden tales: death awaits you all

death awaits you all Most of them stand on the steps in front of the doors for some time before making their decision. Marking the the obvious differences and missing the subtle ones. (The bunny is the most obvious difference. The hand-drawn bunny sitting patiently beneath a shining sun, distracting from the fact that the […]

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new(ish) night circus cover

The cover of THE NIGHT CIRCUS has been updated a bit. Here, revel in the pretty:    

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every time i start believing that this is, indeed, my life, something like this happens

“The Night Circus made me happy. Playful and intensely imaginative, Erin Morgenstern has created the circus I have always longed for and she has populated it with dueling love-struck magicians, precocious kittens, hyper-elegant displays of beauty and complicated clocks. This is a marvelous book.” – Audrey Niffenegger

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previous incarnations

I am cleaning my studio today, and amongst all the other questionable artifacts tucked into dust-covered corners (spools of fishing line? a Ouija board? a May 1999 NYC subway map?) I found a pile of old photos & I thought I’d scan a couple to share. So this is me in New Hampshire circa 2004, […]

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flax-golden tales: a small, solar quest

a small, solar quest We went looking for the sun today. We started early and packed a lunch of fresh baked bread and cheese and apple cakes with honey. We each brought a thermos full of mint tea. We wore cloaks of proper colors to alert the wolves that we were only on a temporary […]

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obligatory tessa in a box

  There’s a thick layer of foam padding on the bottom of the box. I hope she doesn’t expect that to be a standard cardboard box feature from now on.

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circusy things

A roundup of circus-related news & such for a rather grey Monday:   THE NIGHT CIRCUS received a starred review from Kirkus. *star-shaped confetti* THE NIGHT CIRCUS was chosen to be one of the six (6!) books presented on the Book Expo America Editors Buzz Panel. Which is absolutely marvelous, particularly because my editor has […]

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flax-golden tales: shadow angels

  shadow angels Angels lurk in shadows. Not many people know that. They like to think that angels hang out on clouds with harps and constant sparkling sunshine bouncing off of their halos. Sure, a few of them are sun-dwellers, but most angels are sneaky. They’re hiders by nature. They blend the rustling of their […]

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