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

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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 draw.

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happy monday!

let’s start the week with vigour & vim. image source

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minerals

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

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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 be replaced with tuscan-african monstrosities. […]

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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 i really smiled when i […]

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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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ice-ice-iceland

how sweet is this little icelandic church? yet another reason to go visit far far north. pic by björn valdimarsson

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