31 augustus 2010

~Just to say Thanks…

drinking tea by Kate Greenaway

This is me and my lovely followers, drinking tea.. :)

30 augustus 2010

Carl Brenders

"Summer Roses - Winter Wren"

by Carl Brenders

29 augustus 2010

~Take some more Tea…

aliceteapartyDennis Hockerman

`Take some more tea,'
the March Hare
said to Alice, very earnestly.

`I've had nothing yet,' Alice replied in an
offended tone, `so I can't take more.'

`You mean you can't take LESS,' said the Hatter:
`it's very easy to take MORE than nothing.'

`Nobody asked YOUR opinion,' said Alice.

`Who's making personal remarks now?'
the Hatter asked triumphantly

Story Alice in Wonderland
Art by Dennis Hockerman


25 augustus 2010

~The Crow

Mirino Croque-mort Crow.
The crow shook himself and ruffled his
black feathers. He felt utterly humiliated. 
He had quite forgotten his dream.
He arranged his feathers and flexed his wings.
It was late in the morning. He was beginning to
feel quite peckish.
As he opened his wings he notice a little vole
just beneath him, searching about in
the short grass between the big, grey stones.
Very gently the crow then closed his wings,
and without moving or making the slightest sound,
he allowed the little animal to continue its quest in peace.
Art and Story by Mirino
Click Here to read the whole story~

24 augustus 2010

~Alice 1929


Willy Pogany .
William Andrew ("Willy") Pogany
(born Vilmos Andreas Pogány)
(August 1882 – 30 July 1955) was a prolific
Hungarian illustrator of children's and other books.
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22 augustus 2010


Tree of Love
By Sarah Hanrahan
From the TV serie; The Beauty and the Beast


He is my life,
Far in the dark grow the roots that sustain.
From her I find the tears of joy to fall as gentle rain.
From him I receive the love that shines
as the brightest sun.

She is my life,
She allows my hopes and dreams to run.
Together we grow a tree that spreads far
beyond our sight.
That protects and shelters and grows a fruit,
that teaches wrong from right.
Love binds us together, spun of silk
We have no care for evils ilk
Whether together, or apart
We clearly know, each other's heart.

21 augustus 2010

Gustave Doré .

“Little Tom Thumb had heard all that was said.
Having discovered, when in bed, that serious talk
was going on, he had got up softly, and had
slipped under his father’s stool in order to listen
without being seen. He went back to bed, but did not
sleep a wink for the rest of the night, thinking over
what he had better do. In the morning he rose very
early and went to the edge of a brook.
There he filled his pockets with little white
pebbles and came quickly home again.”
by Gustave Doré
Illustration for Little Tom Thumb, 1863
From Perrault’s Fairy Tales

20 augustus 2010

~Racey Helps

Racey Helps.
Angus Clifford Racey Helps
was an English
children's author and illustrator.
His books were written in a simple style and
featured woodland creatures and birds,
with illustrations by the author.
He is known for illustrating postcards,
greeting cards, jigsaw puzzles, playing cards
and wrapping paper.
Racey Helps. Racey Helps. Racey Helps .
Helps was born in Bristol in 1913 of
English-Scots descent, and spent his childhood
in the hamlet of Chelvey, Somerset.
He was privately educated at a vicarage and
later at Bristol Cathedral School.
Leaving school he entered the antiquarian book
business and attended the West of England
College of Art.

Racey Helps. Racey Helps.
His anthropomorphic illustrations and
picture book stories of woodland animals
portray eventful scenes with a healthy helping
of humour that appeal to children and adults alike.
.Racey Helps. Racey Helps. Racey Helps .
Link here to read more
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19 augustus 2010


cheshire_cat by Chris Miles

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"
He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought --
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.
And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!
One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.
"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.
`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
by Lewis Carroll
cheshire_catfound here

18 augustus 2010

~Arthur Rackham!

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“Shelley’s boat, when opened, completely puzzled
Solomon, and he took counsel of his assistants,
who having walked over it twice, first with
their toes pointed out, and then with their
toes pointed in, decided that it came from some
greedy person who wanted five.
They thought this because there was a large
five printed on it. ‘Preposterous!’ cried Solomon
in a rage, and he presented it to Peter; anything
useless was usually given to Peter as a plaything.”

Illustration by Arthur Rackham
for Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
Written by J.M. Barrie.

16 augustus 2010

~Alice in Wonderland

by Milo Winter 1916 
Milo Winter (August 7, 1888- 1956)
was a well known book illustrator,
who produced works for editions of
Aesop's Fables, Arabian Nights, Alice in Wonderland,
Gulliver's Travels, Tanglewood Tales (1913) and others.

13 augustus 2010

arthur rackham peter

“You must know that Solomon had no intention
of remaining in office all his life. He looked forward
to retiring by and by, and devoting his green old age
to a life of pleasure on a certain yew-stump in the
Figs which had taken his fancy, and for years he had
been quietly filling his stocking. It was a stocking
belonging to some bathing person which had been
cast upon the island, and at the time I speak
of it contained a hundred and eighty crumbs,
thirty-four nuts, sixteen crusts, a pen-wiper and
a boot-lace. When his stocking was full, Solomon
calculated that he would be able to retire on a competency.”

Illustration by Arthur Rackham
for Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

Written by J.M. Barrie

12 augustus 2010

~W. Bouguereau

William-Adolphe Bouguereau
(November 30, 1825 – August 19, 1905)


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11 augustus 2010

~Alice Newby

Alice Newby

“There stood Will-o’-the-Wisp on a stone before
them, flashing his lantern.”

by Alice Newby, circa 1920
Found here

10 augustus 2010

~Michael Sowa

Michael Sowa.
“As the train pulled out of the station,
Esterhazy settled back confidently into the cushions.
He looked out at his parents and countless
relatives all weeping and felt curiously thrilled.
He was sure he would have no trouble finding
a wife in Berlin and living there happily ever after.”

by Michael Sowa
From Esterhazy: The Rabbit Prince


9 augustus 2010

~Michael Sowa

Michael Sowa.
“I know I’m rather short,” said Esterhazy,
“But perhaps you’ll marry me anyway.”

Michael Sowa - Illustration from
Esterhazy: The Rabbit Prince

.Michael Sowa (born 1945) is a German artist
known for his whimsical, surreal and stunning
paintings often featuring animals.
His works are titled in English and German.
He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin
for seven years, spent a brief time as an
art teacher and then became a painter.


8 augustus 2010


Nate Frizzell.
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune—without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I’ve heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

by Emily Dickinson
Painting by Nate Frizzell

6 augustus 2010

~Alfred Stevens

Alfred Stevens.
Alfred Stevens was a Belgian Painter, (1823-1906)

Also known as:  
Alfred Emile Léopold Stevens.
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 The Bath, 1867


5 augustus 2010

~Elena Dudina

A solas.
A Talanted graphic artist from Spain
Elena Dudina.
Her beautiful artworks are great combination
of magic fantasy and dark emotions.
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