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Draw Back the Curtain Throw Pillow
Draw Back the Curtain Throw Pillow by FirstNightDesign


“By the way, I adore my bedroom, but do you think I could have the curtains washed? I believe they are red; and I should so like to make sure.’
Judith had sunk into a reverie.
‘Curtains?’ she asked, vacantly, lifting her magnificent head. ‘Child, child, it is many years since such trifles broke across the web of my solitude’.”
Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm


 

Draw Back the Curtain Canvas Print
Draw Back the Curtain Canvas Print by FirstNightDesign

Draw Back the Curtain Card
Draw Back the Curtain Card by FirstNightDesign


“We are all actors, set on the stage of the world, as the curtains open we put on our best performance to this audience of life.”
Anthony Liccione


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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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Eloquent Tapestry Pillows
Eloquent Tapestry Pillows.

Textures and vintage ephemera such as perfume labels from 2 Lil’ Owls via Design Cuts. Ladies’ fan from The Graphics Fairy. Flower silhouette is my creation.


“Destiny itself is like a wonderful wide tapestry in which every thread is guided by an unspeakable tender hand, placed beside another thread and held and carried by a hundred others.”
Rainer Maria Rilke


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Sarah


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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Fine Art America
Fine Art England

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Discreet French Charm

A change of pace to show you this charming vintage French advertising image, presumably to proclaim the delights of Saint Denis (see top of image), which comes from The Graphics Fairy. I enhanced the original and added the almond green border.

Available at the following galleries:
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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


The pleasure of creation is infinite and Wings over the World was immensely enjoyable to do.

Using Photoshop, I began with a coastal scene from Unsplash.com, a good site for free images.

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I overlaid this with another Unsplash photograph by  Oliver Berghold  of seagulls, which I set to the ‘Hard Light’ blend mode.

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I followed with a texture from 2 Lil’ Owls in ‘Multiply’ mode at 82%.

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The next stage was selecting only the seagulls from that photograph and making these into a separate layer to go over the texture. This I put in ‘Multiply’ mode at 61%.

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The final touch was a Kim Klassen texture in ‘Colour Burn’ mode.

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The resulting image is below. I’m rather fond of it. I hope you are too.

Available at the following galleries:
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Fine Art England

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Just a quick post to say I’m back in the loop as far as my internet connection is concerned, and I’ve uploaded David Garrick to my Zazzle gallery. UK and US links are at the end of the post. Have a delightfully happy week!

David Garrick as Benedict - Much Ado About Nothing
David Garrick as Benedict – Much Ado About Nothing 1770 Wrapped Canvas

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Sarah


David Garrick as Benedict in Much Ado About Nothing 1770 © Sarah Vernon

David Garrick as Benedict in Much Ado About Nothing 1770 © Sarah Vernon

Often referred to as the first modern practitioner, actor-manager, poet and dramatist David Garrick [1717 – 1779] was a treasure not to miss when visiting 18th century London. A show at Drury Lane, a theatre he managed for almost thirty years, was de rigueur. The original painting from which this print was taken was done in 1770 by Jean Louis Fesch.

‘By the time of his retirement in 1776, [David} Garrick’s reforms had revitalised the theatre. He had put it at the heart of English culture. He had established the centrality of Shakespeare and, above all, he had made the theatre fashionable. At a funeral appropriate for a head of state, dukes and earls competed to carry his coffin. Dr [Samuel] Johnson wrote: “His profession made him rich and he made his profession respectable.”‘ Max Stafford-Clark in The Guardian 5th October 2002.

Not yet available for sale as my lovely duff connection has made it impossible to upload it to my galleries and I haven’t had a chance to visit a local taverna with WiFi. I will update this page as and when.

Update 8 March 2015
Available at the following galleries:
Zazzle US
Zazzle UK

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


No news on the duff connection. I thought you’d want to know! But I won’t tell you how long it takes to create my own posts with such a connection.

Le Déjeuner dans l'atelier by Édouard Manet Gallery Wrap Canvas
Le Déjeuner dans l’atelier by Édouard Manet Gallery Wrap Canvas

I’m following up my re-blog of Maedaz’s post yesterday by giving you my favourite Manet, Le Déjeuner dans l’atelier.

This French artist (1832-1883) might well have gone into the law had he followed the dictates of his upper class family but his passion for art held sway. Influenced in his style by the work of Francisco José de Goya and Diego Velázquez, he chose subjects not hitherto considered suitable for art such as gypsies and beggars or nudes alongside the fully-clothed, and strove towards a form of realism that paved the way for modernism. Luncheon in the Studio, or Le Déjeuner dans l’atelier, which Manet painted in 1868, is on display at the Bayerische Staatsgemaldesammlungen in Munich.

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Sarah


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Valley Rose

This weekend I have been creating products at my First Night Design store on Zazzle with the Valley Rose design and enjoying it immensely.  I hadn’t planned a post today but I was so taken with the look of the Messenger bag that I wanted to share it.  (I can hear my late mother saying, ‘Get you! What makes you think you’re so clever?’)

Valley Rose Greeting Card
Valley Rose Gallery Wrap Canvas
Valley Rose
Valley Rose
Valley Rose
Valley Rose

With thanks to The Graphics Fairy for the original vintage rose.  Linking to Brag Monday.

Valley Rose on Zazzle.

Valley Rose on RedBubble.

Valley Rose on Fine Art America.

Valley Rose on Saatchi Online.

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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This weekend I have been creating products at my First Night Design store on Zazzle with the Valley Rose design and enjoying it immensely.  I hadn’t planned a post today but I was so taken with the look of the Messenger bag that I wanted to share it.  (I can hear my late mother saying, ‘Get you! What makes you think you’re so clever?’)

With thanks to The Graphics Fairy for the original vintage rose.  Linking to Brag Monday.

Valley Rose on Zazzle.

Valley Rose on RedBubble.

Valley Rose on Fine Art America.

Valley Rose on Saatchi Online.

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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