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A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

Nice Sketch July 29, 2017

Filed under: Artists,Colonial History,Marblehead,Revolutionary War — Janet @ 2:34 pm
This was Sir Charles Henry Frankland, His Majesty’s Collector of the Port of Boston and, next to his friend, Governor Shirley, he was the most prominent personage in the Mass Bay Colony. This refined and well-bred aristocrat had come to Marblehead to oversee the establishment of coastal defenses at nearby Fort Sewall, and to look into the smuggling that had been carried on boldly. He would See More
 Sir Charles Henry Frankland
 

At The Yayoi Kusama Exhibition July 13, 2017

Filed under: Art,Art works,Artists — Janet @ 6:12 pm

at the exhibition         at the out of focus    Seattle Art Museum, July 2017

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Same Age As …… July 9, 2017

Filed under: Artists,David Hockney,Famous people,Painting — Janet @ 8:41 pm

David Hockney Painting  David Hockney painting.  It’s his 80th birthday today.  We’re the same age!  Wish I were as talented!

 

Norwegian Folk Art – Rosemaling May 14, 2017

Filed under: Art,Art works,Artists,Bhutan,Calligraphy,Design,Folk Art,Norway — Janet @ 12:25 am

I have just participated in a 2 day workshop on Rosemaling Painting – a Norwegian folk art tradition.  I kept thinking of our years in Bhutan where we were absolutely surrounded by a rich tradition of traditional painting.  And I kept thinking of the art of calligraphy and the art traditions of China and Japan.  I’m prompted to explore the connections between these various traditions and influences and interconnections.

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National Art School Thimphu Bhutan

 

A Work Of Art May 4, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Art works,Artists,Coat of Arms,Genealogy — Janet @ 2:03 pm

Blundell COA  the Blundell Coat of Arms

 

Norman Rockwell April 29, 2017

Filed under: Americana,Art works,Artists,Norman Rockwell,Painting — Janet @ 6:46 pm

Norman Rockwell Lineman   Lineman, painting by Norman Rockwell

I am not familiar with this particular painting by Norman Rockwell, but I certainly like it.  A classic American image.

 

Gardening For Bio-Diversity March 27, 2017

Filed under: Airfield,Art works,Artists,Claude Monet,Flowers,Images,Nature — Janet @ 1:48 pm

Poppies MonetGardening for Bio-Diversity Love this image from Rubalcava Horticultural Services in County Wicklow Ireland.  It reminds me also of a field of wildflowers at Airfield, an urban farm near my former home in Dublin.  Or Monet’s famous painting of a field of Poppies.