Kay Nielsen (Danish, 1886-1957)

The occupational daguerreotype

"In the mid-nineteenth century, a variety of
men (but few women) had staged pictures of themselves
taken at work, from artisans and clowns to engineers
and preachers....." Read on here

'The Parting of Lancelot and Guinevere' by Julia Cameron
'Madonna Pietra degli Scrovigni' by Marie Spartali Stillman, 1884

Am I Your Relative?

A question asked on 'Forgotten Ellis Island '...and in the book and film by Lorie Conway. Lorie Conway tells the story of the Ellis Island Hospital - America's Immigrant Hospital - and patients long time forgotten. Interesting!

The blog 'Mein™ Inspiration'

"Mein™ Inspiration is the resource for inspirations and fixations to be gathered and shared". An inspiration indeed!
Riches of Heaven: 'The Annunciatory Angel'

Once again: 'Gild Bookbinders'

I know I've already blogged a 'Gild Bookbinder' journal
before BUT when I saw this beautiful 'RESERVED'
[for a customer] sign, I just had to show it to you!
I just looooove it...and the journals as well!

Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (1561-1636)

Paper Sculpture by Shelagh Wing

Woooow, wonder how to such a 'paper Elizabeth' is made?!
See and learn more about Shelagh Wing's (UK)workshops here

Sir William Segar (in or before 1564-1633)


Carved Elizabethan lady cameo
Walter Goodall (1830-1889)

The first Danish queen

Queen Margrete the 1st (1353-1412)
Herbert Sidney

Wernher Collection here and here

Jean Clouet (1480-1541)