Friday

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

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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
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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
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...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'
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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


Giving


Tree of Life


All Things

Purchase here

Thursday

George Hitchcock (1850-1913)


Flight into Egypt, 1895
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The Flight into Egypt, 1892
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Marken Peasant Girl
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Sunday-Zeeland
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The Poppy Field
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Carl Larsson (1853-1919)


Poppy


The Last Rays of Sun


Apple Tree In Blossom


Summer Flowers


Self -Portrait in Landscape


Lisbeth is Fishing

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by Beatrix Potter

Clémentine-Hélène Dufau (1869-1937)


Affiche pour la Société des Miniaturistes et Enlumineurs de France
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Clémentine-Hélène Dufau painting. n.d.
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The Sling, 1898
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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
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both by Jacek Malczewski (1854-1929)

Villa Koliba by Stanisława Witkiewicza



A house one can only dream of!



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Inside the villa
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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
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Winter...oh, how magical!
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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