I’ve been doing an online course about the Gothic and Fantasy in Literature. So far we have discussed The Brothers Grimm, Frankenstein, Dracula, Edgar Allan Poe and HG Wells. I came across this small sketch of mine and thought it was quite Gothic with the castle in the background and the formal gentleman doffing his hat. And of course you could invent a narrative about the two people! Is it a father waving goodbye to his daughter as she goes into the castle to be a governess or are the two people lovers? Is it Dracula’s castle perhaps? What is the mood of the drawing?
I am retired and live in the NE of England. I try and keep active and interested and involved in a variety of activities: yoga, walking, writing and, since Sept 2019, taking groups round art galleries. We discuss what we have seen and share thoughts about how the works of art have affected us personally. Hopefully I can set up another blog/website about this latter subject before the New Year. My reading includes poetry, fiction, philosophy and other non-fiction. My writing reflects my interests, as you can see if you browse my blog-posts. A number of my poems and other writings have been published online.
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4 thoughts on “Waving Goodbye”
Erik – I really look forward to something on Wells. I think I’ve read practically everything he wrote. I have about ten feet of his books in my library, mostly old hardbacks I’ve collected over many years.
Maybe we’ll be more in contact now I’ve clicked on ‘follow’… I’m so thick.
Hi Colin. Not sure if I’ll get round to writing about HG Wells. Re-read The Island of Dr Moreau recently – there’s more to it than I remembered. Eric
Can I use a thumbnail of your Waving Goodbye drawing on my bands Website, Myth & Dream? I use images that I find fit songs we write. I think this image fits well for one of our songs.
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Yes, Ok David. Can you send the link when you’ve done it?