All wrapped up in Pendleton.
Hello! Welcome to another edition of From the Desk.
You may have noticed a lot of buzz about Twin Peaks lately, and there’s a reason why: the whole television series is running on Netflix Instant right now.
Although I’ve seen the movie, I’ve never actually watched the series, so Jake and I have been working through it for a couple of weeks now. And yes – it’s totally worth it.
“Sure, and maybe after the square dance we can go on a hayride!”
Dark, weird, ominous, quirky – this is definitely one of the oddest murder-mysteries out there. I understand why this David Lynch series developed such a cult following.
And while you’re at it, you may as well treat yourself to one my most favorite movies, EVER:
This is ALSO on Netflix Instant (surely one of the greatest gifts on Earth), and I implore you to watch Wild At Heart if you haven’t seen it already.
WTF?? It’s Willem Dafoe.
Sailor Ripley, Lulu, Bobby Peru – the cast of characters in this flick is brilliant.
And maybe I’m going way too far down the rabbit hole, but I just made this correlation last night:
THIS GUY from Twin Peaks
And THIS CHICK from Twin Peaks
Whom play a married couple on the show, ALSO play a married couple in this movie:
They’re the psychotic murderous couple from PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS!! OMFG! I loved this movie when I was small innocent child. I’m still reeling from this revelation.
Ok, ok, moving on…..
Coincidentally, a few days after I perused the beautiful hand-lettering styles of Darren Booth on his website, Bobby Solomon happened to feature Booth on The Fox is Black.
This article features the process behind the making of Booth’s cover art for An Object of Desire, a novel by comedian Steve Martin. I always love seeing how an artist works, and this was no exception. All hand-drawn and painted! Read the article here.
I cannot get over the winter cabin stylings of this Norwegian house (Oh! That skull pillow!) I want to clone stamp the whole thing into my own house.
And here’s a couple more tidbits for you guys:
+ The most comprehensive internet guide to finding a literary agent I’ve found yet. (Best tip: you ain’t going to find one on the Internet.)
+ Portland’s own Schoolhouse Electric was featured on Door Sixteen.
+ And, if I haven’t shared this yet: The Top 20 Children’s Books of 2010.
Til next time!