This was Ezra’s Halloween portrait. She was inspired by the “other mother” in Coraline – AKA “The Beldam”. Ezra LOVES Coraline~ It’s one of her favorite movies. I, on the other hand, think it’s weird and a little disturbing. I mean, buttons for eyes? Lips sewn shut? Freaky~ A few weeks ago I read “Ocean At the End of the Lane”, not knowing it was written by the same author. The entire time I was so confused and disturbed, but I couldn’t stop myself from finishing the book because I wanted to know how it would end. After I was done, the first thing I said was “what did I just read???”. But then I found out that it’s written by the same author who wrote Coraline, and everything made sense. I’m still not a fan of both stories, but I have to admit that Neil Gaiman has one hell of an imagination, and he’s definitely in a genre of his own.
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