29 april 2011

Art by Beatrix Potter

Have a Lovely



28 april 2011


You've got to watch this video to see this clever
Alice in Wonderland iPad book in action.

I'm certainly ready for an iPad!
What about you?

26 april 2011

Amelia Jane Murray

by Amelia Jane Murray,
and HERE
With thanks to Philip

22 april 2011


The Easter Rabbit by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

The Bumper Book; A bumper crop of good stories and poems to grow on”
Illustrated by Eulalie
Edited by Watty Piper

Through the sunshine,
through the shadow,
down the hillside,
down the meadow,
little streams
run bright and merry,
bursting with the news
they carry,

singing, shouting,
laughing, humming,
"Easter's coming,
Easter's coming!"
by Aileen Fisher~

Have a wonderful easter weekend!

21 april 2011

~Peder Severin Kroyer


Peder Severin Kroyer

Peder Severin Kroyer ~ Summer Evening at Skagen,
(The Artist’s Wife with a Dog on the Beach),
oil on canvas.

Peder Severin Kroyer was a Norwegian-Danish painter.
He is one of the best known and beloved, and undeniably
the most colorful of the Skagen Painters, a community
of Danish and Nordic artists who lived or worked
in Skagen, Denmark. Kroyer was the unofficial leader
of the group. Kroyer painted many beach scenes
featuring both recreation life on the beach
(bathers, strollers), and local fishermen.
The model for Summer Evening at Skagen
was Marie Kroyer, the beautiful wife of the painter.

19 april 2011

~Rie Cramer

rie cramer.
A vintage mermaid book illustration
by Rie Cramer. (Dutch)

17 april 2011

~Sunday Poem

Theo Van Hoytema-December 1902 (detail).
     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.
Poem by Emily Dickinson
Art byTheo Van Hoytema
1902 (detail)

15 april 2011

charles santore1

Wishing you a Lovely Sunny Weekend

14 april 2011

~Hugh Thompson

Hugh Thompson

1920 Hugh Thompson ~ Illuminating…
the dusky mirror;
from The scarlet letter,
by Nathaniel Hawthorne, New York

10 april 2011

Rapunzel (E.F. Harrison)

Rapunzel by E.F. Harrison

When I undo the knotted mass,
Fathoms below the shadows pass
Over my hair along the grass.
O my golden hair!

~ by William Morris

9 april 2011

Giovanni Boldini

A Portrait of Princess Marthe Bibesco
by Giovanni Boldini

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

8 april 2011

~Map of Narnia


LINK HERE for the ones with poor eyes!
Thanks Philip ;o)

6 april 2011

~Coleen Ball

Coleen Ball


Take risks: 
If you win, you will be happy;
If you lose, you will be wise. 
~Author Unknown

5 april 2011

~Jacques-Louis David

Jacques-Louis David

by Jacques-Louis David (French 1748-1825)
~ Coronation of Napoleon and Josephine (detail)

David was a highly influential French painter in the
Neoclassical style, considered to be the preeminent
painter of the era. In the 1780s his cerebral brand
of history painting marked a change in taste away
from Rococo frivolity toward a classical austerity
and severity, heightened feeling chiming with the moral
climate of the final years of the ancien régime.

4 april 2011

~Louis Icart

Louis Icart

by Louis Icart (French 1888-1950)

3 april 2011

~Nicolaas Van Der Waay

Nicolaas Van Der Waay

by Nicolaas Van Der Waay (Netherlands 1855-1936)
~ Orphan Girls in a Hallway

2 april 2011

Frederic Leighton


Art by Frederic Leighton (English 1830-1896)
The Countess Brownlow

1 april 2011

Daniel Grhartz

by Daniel Grhartz
(American 1965-)