November Wombats

Inspired by artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s passion for wombats, every Friday is Wombat Friday at Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood. “The Wombat is a Joy, a Triumph, a Delight, a Madness!” ~ Dante Gabriel Rossetti 

November is finally upon us.  2015 seems to have flown by and looking back on the year I realize that most of it was spent with health troubles.  Yet I can not help but feel optimistic.  I feel better than ever physically, I am blessed with friends and family, and I have an enthusiastic passion for pursuing the Pre-Raphaelites.  Never lose focus on what consistently interests you; it is your mental endeavors that serve as a lifeline when you are ill.

This week, I posted about the rumor that Elizabeth Siddal’s exhumation partly inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula.  It’s an important post to me because I think, or at least I hope, it provokes thought on the language we use to describe Elizabeth Siddal.  Her name pops up frequently in Facebook comments or message boards and it’s often just to repeat the lurid bits of her story.  Elizabeth Siddal is more than that macabre episode in Highgate Cemetery.

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Also this week, Kirsty Stonell Walker has posted a sneak peak of her upcoming book We Are Villains All.  And don’t miss this post, where Kirsty shares gorgeous photos from her recent journey to Prague.

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