No blogging this weekend!

I have to work all day tomorrow and Sunday,
soooo no polar bears...only a snail or two!
See you Monday...

No need for you to get up eaaaarly to check my blog ;O)

Two sketchs by René Lalique

peacock jewelry sketch by René Lalique

Art Nouveau jewelry sketch by René Lalique


A true story about a baby and a cat...??

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
'The Inundation of The Biesbosch in 1421'

Painted after a true story from 1421 when a flood carried off a cat and a cradle.
The cat jumped from side to side on the cradle to keep it upright.
Is this the truth?? Read more here...

William Holman Hunt (1827-1910): 'A Flood', 1870

Robert Ingpen & Alice...

Robert Ingpen's illustrations for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
are so wonderful! You can purchase it here: UK & US

'Tree of Life', ca. 1892
by Currier and Ives

...with golden leaves...

Tree of Life chime - hang it in your garden/balcony
and the leaves will play a tree-and-wind-melody

Purchase here

Veni Cretor Spiritus

Betsy Porter: 'Tree of Life'

The most beautiful tallitot by Debbie Secan

Tree of Life tallit

Rainbow tallit

Peace tallit

Please click on the images to enlarge...and purchase here

Art prints by Marsha McCarthy

Precious Child


Tree of Life

All Things

Purchase here


George Hitchcock (1850-1913)

Flight into Egypt, 1895

The Flight into Egypt, 1892

Marken Peasant Girl


The Poppy Field

Carl Larsson (1853-1919)


The Last Rays of Sun

Apple Tree In Blossom

Summer Flowers

Self -Portrait in Landscape

Lisbeth is Fishing

by Beatrix Potter

Clémentine-Hélène Dufau (1869-1937)

Affiche pour la Société des Miniaturistes et Enlumineurs de France

Clémentine-Hélène Dufau painting. n.d.

The Sling, 1898

Admiring a Vase

How did he do that?

A Smoke Angel from Airplane Flares
by Russell E. Cooley IV, USAF

Portraits of Stanisława Witkiewicza (1851-1915)

Portrait of Stanisława Witkiewicza, 1897

Portrait of Stanisława Witkiewicza, 1902

both by Jacek Malczewski (1854-1929)

Villa Koliba by Stanisława Witkiewicza

A house one can only dream of!

Link for the images above

Inside the villa

Portrait of Stanislaw Witkiewicz, 1890

Villa Koliba is designed by the Polish Stanislaw Witkiewicz (1851-1915) in 1893
It is in the town named Zakopane, in Poland

The villa, ca. 1900

Winter...oh, how magical!

Still in a 'troll and gnome mood' ;O)

A clean nose is a happy nose!
Troll cleaning....
illustrated by Rien Poortvliet

I remember these trolls from my childhood! But who made them?
They often picked their noses...and I wasn't allowed to do it!!!

OOOHHH, Mira knew the artist: It is the Dutch artist Rien Poortvliet!
Thanks!! And thanks for this link to his museum