March 2010

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Showing all posts made in the month of March 2010.

snow

snow – 1904 – cuno amiet so perfect i could burst looking at it. image from freeparking

pen art

i did a few calligraphy classes in primary school, but as with most important things back then (like piano lessons, for instance) i didn’t take it seriously and never wanted to practice. of course now that i’m older i think, DRATS! you could have been a master calligrapher & classical…

americana roadtrip

one of the many reasons i want to visit the states is to someday partake in a great american road trip. kyle johnson and friends did just that, and photographed some beautiful landscapes. see the entire set at flickr.

hélène guertik

a book of fairy tales from the fifties, beautifully illustrated by russian born artist hélène guertik. from maptitefabrique

our flower paradise

this tablecloth belonged to my grandmother, i think it’s from the sixties (mint condition). it’s pretty big, about 1.5m². i’m planning on having it framed because i love it so. made by the coca cola company! at least they’re good for something.

rudolf schlichter

portrait of karola neher – 1929 – rudolf schlichter found via art inconnu – an absolute treasure trove of forgotten & under-appreciated artists.

ask a nana

i’m slowly working my way through the new frankie (always great) and they have the best interview asking nanas – “what would you say to your 20 year old self?” such good advice here.

henri-edmond cross

when you think pointillism your first thought would be seurat – but i’m also infinitely attracted to the works of henri-edmond cross, mostly for his bold palette & dreamy scenes. the pink cloud – 1896

zoo

i couldn’t choose my favourite illustrations from ZOO – so i’m basically posting them all. We are a two and one-half persons menagerie in San Luis Obispo on California’s central coast: Mignon Khargie, Tom Fowler, 8-year old Hannah, and a picture of Pie, the world’s best dog. We all love to…

minerals

while eyeing kathryn blackmore’s new agate necklace … … i also discovered carly waito’s incredible series of mineral paintings.

gertha

i’d like to introduce you to gertha – she’s one of my favourite houses in stellenbosch. all weird angles & low walls, just like the day she was first built. there are many other houses like gertha in town, but unfortunately they are being knocked down one by one to…

landscape with houses

if you were ever near an art school in your youth or more likely as part of your tertiary education, you probably had to do light & colour exercises – where the different combinations of hues & shades would influence the object and how it looked in its surroundings. so…

trees please

i’m pretty much sold on any and all houses that have trees incorporated into their design – there’s nothing nicer to me than a huge tree in the middle of a courtyard. or better yet, a tree in the middle of a house.

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