Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Hallowe'en!

For all the years that I can remember, my grandmother had this picture hanging in her kitchen.

It's called "All is Vanity" by Charles Allan Gilbert.  Anyone visiting her for the first time would always ask, "why do you have a picture of a skull?"  As a child, the optical illussion always delighted me and it still does today. 

I think my aunt got the picture when my grandmother sold her house and moved to a retirement home.  I hadn't thought of it in years until I saw this image on an artist trading card that my friend Marilyn made a few weeks ago.  It's funny that such an image, so appropriate for this time of year, reminds me of sitting in that pretty turquoise kitchen of my grandma's all those years.

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