Friday, November 16, 2012

Pemberley Leaking…Mr. Darcy Temporarily Evicted and a Giveaway


I have a closet that my friends call Pemberley. Inside is a treasure trove of all things Jane Austen. On the floor I have two three-tiered bookshelves that holds my personal Jane Austen Library as well as the collection of goodies I have picked up for giveaways. On the top shelf, I keep large boxes of watercolor pots, watercolor pencils, compressed pastels, stacks of paper, and rolls of canvas.

A little over a week ago, Pemberley (my closet) sprung a leak. Okay leak doesn’t really describe what occurred, it was more of a torrential downpour that brought with it huge chunks of the plaster ceiling and turned my watercolors into something that resembled a melted rainbow that streamed down the walls and puddled on the floor.

Thankfully, the top of bookshelves extended over the shelves which means that the cascaded over most of my books and giveaway goodies. However, Mr. Darcy (as well as the rest of Jane Austen’s heroes and heroines) were temporarily evicted.

Most of the books that did receive an impromptu shower were paperback duplicates. I am hoping that I can salvage the pages and turn them into some kind of artwork.

However, I do have some good news to report; the blocks of paper that I ordered for printmaking finally came in and I have once again started putting them to good use. This is where the giveaway comes in.



I have 1 8x10 print of Darcy’s Proposal to giveaway.

Giveaway is international

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Giveaway ends November 26

Prints are printed upon 140 LB Cold Press Acid Free Archival Print board Paper


If you are interested, I am selling the prints as well.

The Price is $10 for residents of the US  shipping charges included.

If you would like to order a print please email me at ars45123 at yahoo dot com

Until We Meet Again,


Monday, November 12, 2012

50 Shades of Mr Darcy? And a Giveaway

Monday's Wonderings 

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good riding crop must be in want of a pair of bare buttocks to thrash. At least that is how it seemed to Elizabeth Bennet. -50 Shades of Mr. Darcy: A Parody by William Codpiece Thwackery

33528479_300x300_1 A hilarious parody of an erotic bestseller and a romantic classic—those wanting a little naughtiness in their lives should prepare themselves for Mr. Darcy's Blue Broom-Cupboard of Seriously Kinky Sh*t

Lizzy Steele had been brought up to be a proper lady with perfect manners, skilled in conversation, and well respected in the community. But when Mr. Elliot Bingley comes to court Lizzy's sister, she is given the opportunity to learn a somewhat different skill set upon her introduction to his friend, a Mr. Christian Darcy. It only takes one chance meeting with this tall, dark stranger for Lizzy to be lured into Darcy's secret world of lascivious practices and lusty urges. Drawn like a moth to his flame, Lizzy is the mistress of her own undoing, for Darcy has made no protestations of love; indeed, his intentions were made plain from the outset. But even the most innocent and well brought-up of young ladies have urges, and as Lizzy learns that a riding crop isn't just used for going for a canter on her pony, a whole new world is revealed to her—shaded black and leather-clad. (from Amazon)

Heaven and earth, are the shades of Pemberley to be polluted by 50 Shades?

Indeed, it seems so and I have to admit that I was a bit (okay I was a lot) disturbed by this.

One never knows what they will find while searching the internet and today I found something that I am not likely to forget. I discovered the existence of 50 Shades of Mr. Darcy: A Parody by William Codpiece Thwackery.

I have to say this is one P&P adaptation I am not rushing out to buy. While I have read—and enjoyed—several steamy versions of P&P, I have to say that I draw the line at kinky. It is just not for me. The story of Darcy and Elizabeth is supposed to be a sweet love story that does not involve blue broom cupboard where kinky things happen with riding crops.


I want to hear your thoughts on the subject. Have you read it? If so, did you like it? If not, are you going to give it a gander or avoid it like the plague?

Tell me your thoughts and be entered to win the complete Jane Austen Collection and a charming little Blue & White teacup and saucer.


Giveaway is international

Ends November 30

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Angela A2A