Wednesday

Art by Morna Rhys


Crescent Moon

Morna’s childhood environment of Cornwall, UK is often still 
heavily present in the essence of her work.  Beautiful rolling landscapes and 
secretive silent coves are skillfully portrayed through the medium of etching. 
The liberty and intrigue of nature and land seep through her 
mysterious compositions and colours


Purchase the prints here:


Taf Estuary
 

Usk Castle


Hawthorn Moon


Queen Anne's Lace

Handwoven beauty bag


 Handwoven on a loom, beauty bag
Black cotton and sulfur linen - black cotton lining.
It has a black handle, a black leather 
cord and a  gold zipper

Purchase the beautibag here:
 La Tòrna, Etsy


Japanese woodblock print by Kazuyuki Ohtsu


Summer Sunflower

Purchase 'Ra and Apep' knitting pattern by Anna Dalvi


 'Ra and Apep' - a knitting pattern by Anna Dalvi
Width: 36 cm/14" - length: 241 cm/95"
163 cm/64" in diameter 

You can purchase the PATTERN here:
Cooperative Press, Etsy


The sun disk, carried across the sky each night by Ra - the Egyptian sun god.

Each day, Ra would carry the sun disk in his ship across the sky. 
And each night, the sun god had to travel through the underworld to return to the east. 
Apep knew which way Ra would have to travel in order to put the sun back into the sky. 
So every morning Apep would hide at the base of Bakhu the mountain of the horizon. 
Apep would try to defeat Ra to keep the sun from rising the next morning. If Apep 
succeeded, the world would be thrown into chaos. A few times, Apep did 
manage to swallow the sun boat, causing a solar eclipse, but inevitably 
Ra’s supporters would free the sun by cutting a hole in Apep’s 
belly and freeing the golden orb.


Sulamith Wülfing (1901-89)


Sulamith Wülfing , 1953

Solvender...Sun Turners...


An Else Wenz-Viëtor illustration...
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by Ida Bohatta-Morpurgo (1900-92)
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'Het Tuinvolkje', 1949- cover illustration by Fritz Baumgarten 
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Mabel Lucie Attwell 
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Shibata Zeshin: 'Grasshopper and Sunflower', ca.1877


Lace crochet sock edging


Maize Hutton from Craft Foxes.com writes:

'I used a 2 mm hook and some of my new fave vintage cotton yarn
called Coquette by Susan Crawford. It's such a wonderful yarn to crochet with.
I simply inserted my hook along the stitches at the top of the sock and
made some single crochets for a couple of rows.

  After I joined the third row, I made one sc, then chained 5 while skipping 3 sts.
Then I did 3 sc in the next 3 sts and repeated all that from the ch 5 to the end. On the
next row, I did one sc after joining the 7dc in the ch3 loop from the previous row. Then
I chained 1, sc in the 2nd st of the three sc from the previous row and then
another ch 1, and repeating all that to the end of the row'.

Thanks Maize Hutton!

Maurice Langaskens (1884-1946)


The Violinist, 1910


The Violin Player

Monday

The apple harvest is fab this year...


'Father Johns War Song'. Illustration by Florence Harrison, 
from Early poems of William Morris, New-York, 1914
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Engraving of apple gatherers from 'Four Hedges'
 by Clare Leighton (1898-1989)
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Clare Leighton (1898-1989):
'September - Apple Picking', 1933
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Reinhold Max Eichler (1872-1947): 'The Apple Room', 1907-08
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The Pick of the Orchard', 1870
by Seymour Joseph Guy (1824-1910)
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Jessie Smith: Carrying apples, 
front cover of Good Housekeeping, October, 1920

Orchard - early 1900s




The fruit seller...


Victor Gabriel Gilbert (1847-1933): 'The Fruit Seller'


by Anton Pieck

Little boy with apple in his mouth, 1911


'Apple Seller'

Vintage fairy illustration by Margaret Tarrant


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Church bells - close to the sky...


 Repairing the bells of Potsdam, Germany, 1930
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A peal of church bells being rung in a 17th-century woodcut
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In the Middle Ages, it was believed that the sound of a bell could
disperse thunder. A large number of bell-ringers were electrocuted as a result.
In France between the years 1753 and 1786, 103 bell-ringers were killed during
 thunderstorms as a result of holding on to wet bell ropes. The Parlement of Paris
enforced an edict in 1786 to forbid the practice. Deaths likely continued
until the 19th century, when the lightning rod came into general use
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A contemporary woodcut of The Great Thunderstorm, Widecombe,
in Dartmoor, Devon, England which occurred in 1638


'Wedding Bells' by James Hayllar (1829-1920)
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A woman gets carried away while bell-ringing at St Cuthbert's, near Penrith, 1961 
Photo: Getty Images, via

High up in the sky...the lark


Franziska Schenkel: 'Mother with Child on a Meadow'
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  Vincent van Gogh:
'Edge of a Wheat Field with Poppies and a Lark', 1887
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The Skylark

The earth was green, the sky was blue:
I saw and heard one sunny morn,
A skylark hang between the two

by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-94)



Winslow Homer: 'Song of the Lark'


 Sky Lark
19th century shipping clipper card
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Jules Breton: 'The Song of the Lark', 1884
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'The Lark' by Anne Anderson (1878-1930)

Saturday

A late summer shower...


'Haying', ca. 1925
Woodcut by Harold Collinson


Charles Burchfield: 'Landscape with Rain', 1917