Winter Wonderlands by Josef Lada | Tres Bohemes
Most of Josef Lada's holiday themed artworks depict charming Czech villages in the midst of winter, snowcapped and calm. Characterized by pastel cottages, Czech villagers, and small smoking chimneys, these works evoke a feeling of warmth and nostalgia.
Random Stuff and Whatnot
This season, I've seen articles on Krampus on both Way Past Normal and on Topless Robot. Krampus, if you haven't heard of him, is the Christmas demon who accompanies St. Nicholas on his rounds, punishing the bad children with something far more horrific and traumatic than a mere lump of coal. Krampus, a folkloric figure in Austrian, Bavarian, and other alpine areas, seems to be enjoying an internet-driven surge in worldwide popularity lately. Lesser known to Americans is the Czech version of…