It took me until Tuesday of last week to even get my planner in order – it was that kind of messed up week. But I did manage to pretty it up eventually.
This week I went with a single artist, the ever-popular John William Waterhouse. I’m guessing if you’re a girl-type person of a mystical bent you probably had at least one Waterhouse hanging in your dorm room.
Waterhouse is usually associated with the Pre-Raphaelites but in fact he painted a number of years later, inspired both by the PreRaphaelite brotherhood and by Greco-Roman, Arthurian, and Shakespearean mythology.
I love his use of colors, and the sense of movement in many of his paintings, particularly that born of the wind. I chose some of my favorite Waterhouse paintings for this theme.
The font is called Radaern, and is available for free.
You might notice my error – I accidentally duplicated the weekend Mood Box sticker instead of the weekday one. Oh well. I knew what it meant.
You might also notice how little I wrote on this week’s planner even though by the time I remembered to take pictures the week was nearly over. Some weeks I write all over the pages and some weeks I barely have a to-do list. Life has a way of doing that. I don’t always have the time, energy, or fucks available to be thorough in my planning; but there’s plenty of room for whatever I need, even if I just need something pretty to look at now and then.Become my patron for exclusive online content and read new stories before anyone else!
This week we feature one of my favorite animals, deer (and their relatives). I’ve always adored the white-tails who inhabit my part of the world, and knowing that I came from people who killed them pretty much just for fun** broke my heart long after I finished reading Bambi.
That’s right, reading – did you know Bambi started out as a novel by Felix Salten? I need to keep my eye out for a copy of the edition I checked out from the library a hundred times as a kid. It’s ostensibly a children’s book, but it’s pretty damn dark, sort of a lighter version of something like Watership Down (another favorite book of my childhood, go figure). There’s no Thumper, no Flower, but there is a lot of death and a less romanticized version of Bambi and Faline’s relationship (meaning they basically only had one until mating season was over).
Anyway, leaving for work at 6:30 in the morning means I often get to see deer up around my workplace which is on a huge wooded lot. They still make my breath catch when they run, and their little spotty babies with the big knobby knees still make me squee. I’ve long considered deer a sacred animal (not that they’re not all sacred, but this one has a particular mystical significance for me, both as a creature of the forest and as the symbolic animal of my once-upon-a-dance god).
Art resources I could find are below the images.
Font: Woodgod (free)
Unknown by Olena Shmahalo – Thank God for TinEye.com or I’d never have figured out the artist of this lovely piece! I still have no idea what its name is, as it isn’t in her gallery.
Fermata by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. Prints available.
Glade by Bluecrow10. No prints of this one, but you can download it.
** Don’t bother defending hunting in comments, I won’t answer – vegan, remember?Become my patron for exclusive online content and read new stories before anyone else!
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