We vierden zoveel verjaardagen deze maand (waaronder die van mijzelf). En dan ook nog Sinterklaas morgen.. Het is voorlopig wel even genoeg. Ik ben weer toe aan een wat bescheidener levensstijl. Dus met Kerstmis, en al de dagen er tussenin, geef ik alleen mijn onvoorwaardelijke, niet te retourneren en GRATIS liefde weg!
Deze toepasselijke winkelwagentjes zijn van Ben Shahn. Gemaakt in 1957! Tijdloos.
We celebrated a lot of birthdays this month and therefore I’ve bought (and recieved, because one of those birthdays was my own..) lots of presents. On top of it, tomorrow we also celebrate Saint Nicholas. And that will be it! I’m done with shopping for a while. I want to return to a more modest lifestyle again.. So for Christmas, and all the days in between, I will only give (and hopefully also recieve), unconditional, non-refundable love for FREE!
These for this topic suitable shoppingcarts, are from Ben Shahn. Made in 1957! I always love to discover such timeless beauty.
I love this flamingo print of Jack Teagle (The rest of his portfolio is quite different than this sweet print..). I’ve found out it’s difficult to find more beautiful flamingo illustrations. Most illustrators aren’t able to catch the shape of it’s odd body. And most important: a flamingo isn’t just pink, it’s flamingo pink!
The photo is from Erin Johnson
A selection of pages of the illustrated story of ’Sarah Henley” by Melissa Castrillon.
“It’s a wonderful true story about a woman in the late 19th century, set in Bristol. After her fiance left her, she was so distraught that she attempted to take her own life by jumping 200ft off the clifton suspension bridge. Miraculously her crinoline dress inflated like a parachute and she landed safely in the water below. She lived until she was 84.”
I always get very excited when I discover some original work I’ve never seen before. This time it’s fashion illustrator Tanya Ling. Choosing the prettiest paintings for my blog is like choosing candies in a candystore. But you can also view them all on her site.
And what about this cute cat?
I love the depth the folds give to these works. Even the most simple ones look like small pieces of art.
And inspired by these beautiful folded posters, I made myself an almost invisable new header today.
About meI'm Carly, living in Utrecht, The Netherlands, together with Jeroen, Hidde (9) and Jens (7). I like art, illustrations & design. I should do-it-myself more often..
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- Inspirational quote
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- Happy weekend!
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