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FROM THE ARCHIVE 13 October 2014

The lynx is from Vintage Printable. I created the background by blending a couple of  2 Lil’ Owls textures with one of my own concoctions. The lynx is mostly found in…

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The work of the Dutch-born artist Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema [1836-1912] is unmistakable. A dazzling Mediterranean sea? Exquisitely rendered marble? A delectable female or two draped in classical robes? The chances are you’re looking at a painting by Alma-Tadema. His detailed brush strokes and rich colours owe much to his Dutch forebears and while one might consider his paintings to be somewhat chocolate-box pretty, it’s difficult  not to be charmed by them. You may remember that the last time I mentioned Sir Lawrence was when I adapted another of his pieces, Ask Me No More, for The Proposal.

Lourens Alma Tadema

Lourens Alma Tadema [Wikipedia]

The Meeting of Antony and Cleopatra was commissioned by a Samuel Hawk of New York in 1883 and painted in 1885, its inspiration taken from Shakespeare’s play. Alma-Tadema trained at the Royal Academy of Antwerp in Belgium but moved to England in 1870 and there he remained, though he was in Wiesbaden, Germany, when he died in 1912.

Lourens Alma Tadema's birth house and statue in Dronrijp, Netherlands

Lourens Alma Tadema’s birth house and statue in Dronrijp, Netherlands [Wikipedia]

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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Could I have resisted the impulse to call this The Grapes of Worth? Of course not. Let’s hear it for John Steinbeck!

It started life as a gentle Christmas image for those who prefer their cards not to be overloaded with symbols of the season. And then my computer, as many of you know, died completely. I give it to you now as a Mother’s Day piece.

Grapes and French brasserie advertising from The Graphics Fairy.
Texture from Kerstin Frank.

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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


The Lynx Has Landed © Sarah Vernon

The Lynx Has Landed © Sarah Vernon Click to buy from Crated. 10% discount available until end of October

The lynx is from Vintage Printable. I created the background by blending a couple of  2 Lil’ Owls textures with one of my own concoctions.

The lynx is mostly found in Eurasia and North America, although I’m sure I saw one in the shadow of the olive trees in our garden just the other evening. Okay, I’m lying. It was next door’s cat but you would have thought it was a lynx by the noise our dog made.

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Bird from Wikimedia.
Background texture from Kerstin Frank

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Sarah


Vintage pear from The Graphics Fairy.


“I warrant they would whip me with their fine wits till I were as crest-fallen as a dried pear.” The Merry Wives of Windsor

‘Eating pears cleans the teeth.’ Korean proverb


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Sarah


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Sarah

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