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Bring out the Bath Chairs! 13 Cm X 18 Cm Invitation Card

I created the invitation above very soon after I joined Zazzle. I was uploading my images onto greeting cards, which was taking an inordinate amount of time, and I thought I must offer other products as soon as possible. It remained on its lonesome until I came across it accidentally the other day. Time, I thought, to create some other products with this vintage bath chair.

Did you know that bath chairs are extremely comfortable? They beat a wheelchair hands down. Having said that, I only have one experience of a Victorian bath chair. I was appearing in a production of an early play by Alan Bennett, Forty Years On. My character did not use the bath chair but you can be damn sure I made use of it out of hours, so to speak!

Bring out the Bath Chairs! Stationery
Bring out the Bath Chairs! Stationery

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

Sarah

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For my second post to commemorate the publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland 150 years ago, I give you ArtLark’s article on Carroll and his photography. See Alice is at it Again #1 here. The title of this post has no connection to Lewis Carroll and his enchanting character but to the song by Noël Coward, which was the first thing that sprang to mind when I wrote that first post!


Originally posted on A R T L▼R K.

On the 4th of July 1865, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was published in London. Written by Victorian author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898) under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, author, mathematician and Oxford don, this fantasy novel has since made him famous all over the world. Less known is the fact that Dodgson was also an avid and early practitioner of photography. He took it up in 1856, first under the influence of his uncle Skeffington Lutwidge, and later, his Oxford friend Reginald Southey.

In that first year, he made about 2,700 photographs, the last of which he finished in 1880. Half of these are photographic portraits of children, predominantly girls, while 30 percent are of adults and families. Overall, Dodgson produced a selection of self-portraits, group photographs, still lifes, landscapes, pictures of works of art, as well as featuring literary narratives and skeletons (including that of an anteater) and other props for anatomical studies. He even made a portrait of the Dodgson family doll, Tim. The majority of his surviving photos are in American collections, and 407 of those are at the Princeton University Library, which published a comprehensive album of them in 2002.

The incipient stage of photographic tools and techniques in the late 19th century gave Dodgson the inspiration for the imaginative…

via Alice in Wonderland and Photography | A R T L▼R K.


‘Well! I’ve often seen a cat without a grin,’ thought Alice; ‘but a grin without a cat! It’s the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!’


The Alice Collection: The Cheshire Cat Letterhead
The Alice Collection: The Cheshire Cat Letterhead

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass (Bantam Classics)

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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


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The Racing Hare at Easter Pillows
The Racing Hare at Easter Pillows by FirstNightDesign

No post planned. No time to do much so this is the cushion I sold today. Looks rather good on other products too, though I say so myself as shouldn’t!

The Racing Hare at Easter Tiles
The Racing Hare at Easter Ceramic Tiles by FirstNightDesign

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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My service provider is saying I used up 30gb (my monthly limit) in the second week of February. How on earth? Something’s happening that I don’t know about and I have to work it out before the start of the next month, which starts on 8th March. I’ve stopped the syncing with iCloud (I’m on a Mac) and limiting what I upload to my online storage but if anyone has any ideas as to what else might be happening that I’m unaware of, I’d be immensely grateful.

In the meantime, in-between-time, ain’t we got fun with this re-blogged writing paper!

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Birdcage Blossom
Birdcage Blossom Writing Paper by FirstNightDesign

Something sweet to send you to sleep with pleasant dreams!  This would make a beautiful present for all the ladies among your family and friends.

Birdcage Blossom products

Take care and keep laughing.

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These were some of the first stationery designs I created at my Zazzle store and, being me, I’d forgotten all about them! I should do more with different colours and different implements. What other colours would you go for?

The Pen is Mightier than the Sword Stationery Custom Letterhead
The Pen is Mightier than the Sword Stationery Custom Letterhead by FirstNightDesign

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


The Racing Hare at Easter Pillows
The Racing Hare at Easter Pillows by FirstNightDesign

No post planned. No time to do much so this is the cushion I sold today. Looks rather good on other products too, though I say so myself as shouldn’t!

The Racing Hare at Easter Tiles
The Racing Hare at Easter Ceramic Tiles by FirstNightDesign

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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Birdcage Blossom
Birdcage Blossom Writing Paper by FirstNightDesign

Something sweet to send you to sleep with pleasant dreams!  This would make a beautiful present for all the ladies among your family and friends.

Birdcage Blossom products

Take care and keep laughing.

About Sarah & First Night Design

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