What happens if you buy a shop where you’ve long been the manager (as my friend did—Essentials, in Northampton, Massachusetts) and Tony DiTerlizzi(of Spiderwick and Wondla and Alien and Possum fame) frequents it? You might just end up with a window that looks… like Woodlandia. And here you can read and see how Tony made the magic.
Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser is a freelance writer and blogger whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Brain Child Magazine and Salon the Huffington Post, Babble and Ceramics Monthly. Her essays have appeared in various anthologies including The Maternal is Political and Wait a Minute, I Have to Take Off My Bra. A writer for Preview Massachusetts Magazine, she keeps a personal blog, Standing in the Shadows at the publication’s news site, the Valley Advocate and a tumblr Refractions. She is a sometime contributor to Momfilter. Follow her on twitter–@standshadows or Pinterest.