I love the story behind this painting. Paul Gauguin was staying at Pont-Aven, in Brittany, in the summer of 1889 and painted there his famous portrait of "La Belle Angele." La Belle Angele, wife of Satre, Mayor of Pont-Aven, never saw her portrait until it was finished, when she remarked to the dismay of the artist:
This poem comes from an article comes from the Interior Journal (Stanford, Kentucky).
I created these illustrations from a number of old newspapers from the 1960's. The images have been isolated from travel sections of newspapers. They are lovely and clean when viewed on their own.
It is a New Year, new beginnings this time of year tends to magnify peoples loneliness. There are many blog posts that enable people to function at their best. This is 12 of them, enjoy;
I remember watching "Vision Quest" at the George Street, Cinemas during a stopover in Sydney travelling home to Canberra from boarding school in Brisbane. It was released in Australia under the title "Crazy for You". It did not rival the box office success of the "Karate Kid" at the time however it was a more accurate picture of teen life. I remember wanting to see it as I heard that Madonna had a brief appearance singing, "Crazy for You."
One of the first edition copies of the original Christmas card was discovered by a housewife in Essex England in 1954. The quaint old card bears the date of 1843 and the signature of the artist, shows in the centre panel, a family at their festive board, their glasses all raised in a holiday toast. … Continue reading The first Christmas Card – 1846
A strong, sassy use of type. The ‘U’ create a not so subtle graphic smile. I imagine the ‘Q’ might be perhaps a pared-back transgender symbol.
These beautifully hand drawn birds were taken from two books by Mary and Elizabeth Kirby; Beautiful Birds in Far off Lands and Birds of Gay Plumage. They were successful writers and illustrators of books for children in the natural sciences. They are beautifully illustrated works where the chromo-lithography technique is effectively made to reproduce some … Continue reading Beautiful hand drawn birds from the nineteenth century
I found this delightful picture in the most recent edition of the UK Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine. This Husky has different coloured eyes caused by a condition called Heterochromia. Heterochromia results due to uneven melanin distribution and inbreeding. Melanin is what gives colours to the irises. It so happens that many puppies have the almond-shaped pale … Continue reading Husky Hero Image
I was reading the Weekend Australian this morning and I noticed this fantastic photo of a smiling husky. If its grin was any bigger the ice would crack.