😱 This is a quick note to say I’m still having problems commenting on your blogs. The search for a cure continues. Piggybacking on someone else’s comment worked for a short time but no longer. And don’t mention the Block Editor…! 😱

Sarah


The original photograph is by Joshua Hibbert at Unsplash and I had enormous fun changing the dimensions of each element and layering the result with a couple of my textures, one orange and…

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On the 30th of August 1797, English novelist Mary (Wollstonecraft) Shelley was born in London. She was the wife and muse of Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley, daughter of political philosopher William Godwin and of philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. Short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, she was most famous for her Gothic novel Frankenstein (1818). Much of Mary Godwin’s personal life was fraught with misfortune and grief. Almost as soon as she had given literary birth to her hideous creature Frankenstein, her world began to…

Source: The Tragedies of Mary Shelley | A R T L▼R K


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‘…One of the things, however, that has brought much joy to my life, has been helping others develop their watercolour skills and artistic eye and I have been fortunate to travel around Australia, New Zealand and Europe teaching people how to see and paint through the eyes of a watercolourist…’

Source: GUEST ARTIST: “He’s Not a 13-Year-Old Genius” by Charles Sluga ~ Doodlewash®


Art of Quotation

Inspiration is not the exclusive privilege of poets or artists. There is, there has been, there will always be a certain group of people whom inspiration visits. It’s made up of all those who’ve consciously chosen their calling and do their job with love and imagination.

Difficulties and setbacks never quell their curiosity. A swarm of new questions emerges from every problem that they solve. Whatever inspiration is, it’s born from a continuous ‘I don’t know.’

Wislawa Szymborska. “The Poet and the World”. Nobel Lecture, http://www.nobelprize.org. December 07, 1996.

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Update: I meant to say that if you love classic movies, Silver Screenings is a must-visit blog.

Thank you so much, Silver Screenings!

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


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“The purpose of art is to console and amuse—myself, and, I hope, others.”
Ludwig Bemelmans, writer, illustrator, Austrian, Hungarian, best for the Madeline picture books.

via “The purpose of art is to console and amuse—myself, and, I hope, others.” – Art of Quotation


Edward Hopper’s paintings have long been beloved, but during quarantine, they have seemed suddenly new again. His isolated figures and emptied streets seem like uncanny snapshots of real life. And with summer upon us, Hopper’s 1952 painting Morning Sun strikes a particular chord—in fact, it’s been called it one of “the ultimate images of summer.”In it, a woman, modelled on the painter’s wife, Jo, is pictured in a…

Source: This Edward Hopper Painting Has Been Called One of the ‘Ultimate Images of Summer.’ Here Are 3 Things You Might Not Know About It | artnet News

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