So, we’re cleaning out the garage and my mother finds this nifty little health book

it’s a heart health book to aid mother’s with ill, bed-ridden children who have heart problems

Specifically Rheumatic Fever.

You wanna know who suffered from Rheumatic fever when he was a frail, sickly little kid?

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(GIFs not mine) yup.  Steven Grant Rogers.

As stated in the forward, Rheumatic fever is a heart problem that causes the patient to have to spent DAYS possibly WEEKS in their beds.  This would get quite boring for anyone, especially children.  Luckily, this book provides some constructive activities for children to do in bed while they heal.  Including….

Drawing.  Yes, drawing.  Now this book was published way after Steve went under the ice.

almost a decade, to be exact.  But, these methods were most likely used during the 20′s, 30′s and 40′s as well as the swell ol’ 50′s.  Meaning…

Steve is an artist because he was bed-ridden with Rheumatic fever as a child.  Drawing was probably the activity chosen by his mother for him to do.  This book had other suggestions like ceramics, knitting, and wire sculpture.  But, drawing was the least dangerous (consider pre-serum Steve was the one suffering and how many other illnesses he suffered from) and was the least expensive.

After Steve recovered, he probably just liked drawing and picked it up as a hobby.

Anyway, there’s your daily fandom history lesson.

Morton, 77
Virginia, 76

“Virginia makes most of the clothing we are wearing. Morton’s garment was just finished last week. These are all Virginia’s ideas. She does not use a pattern, and just puts fabrics and colors together. She likes to paint on the material. She is working on something all the time; she does spinning, knitting, sculpture, and hand made paper collage. When we go out, we mostly wear the things that she has made.”

Nov 15, 2015 ∙ West Coast Craft Fair

~boys and girls of every age, would you like to make something strange~

October is soon to be upon us, which means it is time again to welcome the spooky, the creepy and the macabre back into our lives.

The Horroctober challenge is about taking that one step further. By participating in the challenge, you pledge to work on and complete a horror themed project (a story, a comic, a game, a monster) during the month of October. 

How do I join?

You join as soon as you decide to create. The dark forces write your name into their book and you are now known to them. However, to participate on the events on tumblr, there are three simple steps:

  • During the month of September, collect inspiration and resources. Tag them under horroctober to share them with your fellows and so we can feature them on the main blog.
  • Once October awakens, share your progress through WIPs and snippets, once again under the tag: horroctober
  • After October 15th, the Horroctober Submission Box will open, and you can submit your completed project to be shared with all the followers of the Horroctober blog, as well as have your name added to the Completed Works list.

What can I make?

Anything. All creative medium are welcomed. Art, writing, game making, podcasting, quilting, knitting, sculpture. All we ask is that it be a challenge, a project, something that takes longer than a single night’s work to complete.

But what about…

Answers to many questions can be found in our F.A.Q. and in your nightmares. If you can’t find it there, our Ask Box is also open to inquiries. 

So spread the word, think your darkest thoughts, and get ready for Horroctober.


Comme des Garçons Fall 2014 Ready to Wear - ‘Monster’

“It’s not about the typical monster you find in sci-fi and video games. It’s more about the craziness of humanity, the fear we all have, the feeling of going beyond common sense, the absence of ordinariness, expressed by something extremely big, by something that could be ugly or beautiful.” - Rei Kawakubo

photos:yannis vlamos/gianni pucci/indigital