Monday, December 5, 2011

Having Some Fun with the Famous NYC Gargoyle

Last week I posted some photos of a famous New York gargoyle who's one of my favorites. I've been a fan of this stone fellow for many years. I recently came across one of my old art school assignments in which I used him as an inspiration to design a label for a bottle of wine.

I had gone on a trip wine tasting in the Napa Valley and toured a winery with a cave-like area where they stored their wine barrels. It was very atmospheric, and gave me the idea to create a wine label called Cave Dweller, with the NYC gargoyle as its mascot. 

Last year I was writing a mystery short story that took place at a winery. I knew exactly what I'd name my fictional winery: Cave Dweller. The locked-room mystery story "The Hindi Houdini" was accepted into the second Sisters in Crime Guppies chapter anthology, so hopefully you'll be able to read more about the Cave Dweller winery in the near future.


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