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Halloween 2020 – 10 in a series – Witch Illustration from Alex T. Smith

September 13th, 2020 Comments off

Halloween 2020 - 10 in a series - Witch Illustration from Alex T. Smith

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Halloween 2020 – First in a series – Famous Cat Merlin with Witch (1950)

September 4th, 2020 Comments off

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Famous Cat Merlin with Witch

”New York is a magic city where almost anything can happen – especially if you live on the 13th floor of an apartment house on Central Park West. Now of course, since most people are superstitious there is no real 13th floor in hotels or apartment houses, and the one where Ronnie and Gillian live, although it is right above the 12th, is called the 14th. It is not until the day they find the black cat Merlin that they discover the magical 13th floor where the hall paper is a pattern of bats, owls and broomsticks, with borders made of old charms and incantations. “

The Thirteenth Is Magic, Joan Howard, illustrations by Adrienne Adams, 1950

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Learn Something New: Nature journaling and conservation via MetaFilter

August 30th, 2020 Comments off
Nature journaling and conservation via MetaFilter
Nature journaling and conservation via MetaFilter

The John Muir Laws blog features lots of educational resources about nature journaling and sketching in a variety of mediums, intermixed with conservation information. Also offers resources for educators.

Some of the good stuff (a sample, there’s too much to link, the whole blog archive is a treasure trove)

5 minute landscape in watercolor pencil

How to draw: birds mammals plants

Step by step: watercolor iris in colored pencilnorthern parula with watercolor

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An interesting link found among my daily reading

Dreaming of the Mountains via Instagram

August 22nd, 2020 Comments off

Recently Purchased: Color Waveform #1 Stickers and More! [For Sale]

August 12th, 2020 Comments off

Are you “Dreaming of Knitting”? Share Your Dreams With These Products Exclusively From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

July 29th, 2020 Comments off

Enjoy This Vintage Pineapple Botanical Print on These Aprons, Tees, Mugs, and more! [For Sale]

July 21st, 2020 Comments off

Artist Uses Real Pressed Flowers to Create Delicate Animal Illustrations via My Modern Met

June 15th, 2020 Comments off

British artist Helen Ahpornsiri brings whole new meaning to botanical illustration with her incredible artwork made from pressed flowers and leaves. Her delicate compositions depict the diversity of the natural world, from mammals and birds to insects and sea creatures.

Using real flowers, petals, stems, and leaves, Ahpornsiri responsibly forages her materials from her own garden and local nature spots. Each botanical component is carefully chosen to celebrate its natural form, and in some works, the artist even uses specific components to correspond with her subject’s natural habitat. In one piece, a seahorse is crafted from tiny pieces of red marine algae, and in another, a majestic blue whale is made entirely from pressed seaweed. “The marine algae I use is foraged from beaches on the south coast of England,” Ahpornsiri reveals. “I search for loose pieces of marine algae along strandlines and in rockpools, especially after stormy seas, to avoid being disruptive to the surrounding ecosystem.”

Home School: Watch all eight episodes of Netflix’s Abstract: The Art of Design series via Dezeen

May 13th, 2020 Comments off

Netflix has made all eight episodes of its documentary series Abstract: The Art of Design, which features set designer Es Devlin, architect Bjarke Ingels and interior designer Ilse Crawford, available to watch for free during coronavirus lockdown.

Streaming company Netflix has made season one of its design series available on Youtube as part of an initiative to make its documentaries free to watch during the coronavirus lockdown.

Home School: Access Rare and Beautiful “Manuscripts of the Muslim World” via UPenn’s Digital Library [Art]

May 10th, 2020 Comments off
As organizations are shuttered indefinitely due to ongoing coronavirus embargoes, more and more institutions seem to be taking steps to make their collections accessible and explorable by virtual means. Whether this is due to the altruistic aspect of art that seeks to bring meaning to life during troubled times, or the ways in which the disruption of business-as-usual has enabled many of us to get into the “deep cuts” of our to-do lists, the result is an abundance of truly beautiful online resources to delight and divert us during self-quarantine efforts. Recent among these, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries announced a new addition to “OPenn” — the Manuscripts of the Muslim World project.