Boris Zvorykin - Illustration to “The Tale of the Dead Princess and Seven Knights” by Alexander Pushkin, 1890th
That’s good example of so-called “russian style”, that was created in the end of the 19th century. Well, not created - reconstructed.
Zvorykin was the first one who introduced medieval and traditional Russian painting to the modern art.
Why the tomato? According to folklore, placing a tomato on the mantle of a new home guaranteed prosperity and repelled evil spirits. If tomatoes were out of season, families improvised by using a round ball of red fabric filled with sand or sawdust. The good-luck symbol also served a practical purpose—a place to store pins. These days, a strawberry-shaped emery often comes attached to the tomato. It is filled with silica, which cleans and sharpens pins and needles.
William Morris (1834-1896) was a little bit of everything. Poet, artist, socialist, manufacturer…to name a few. He idolized Chaucer, who he considered a chief master of poetry (I agree!), translated the Icelandic Sagas into English and experimented extensively in the art of vegetable dyeing.
Seen here is a cartoon he drew for a stained glass window: Guinevere and Iseult.
Much, much more information on Morris can be found here: http://www.avictorian.com/Morris_William.html
I’m attracted to intelligence. Not the book smart type of intelligence. I could care less whether you’ve gone to college or how much money you make because of it. I like intelligent conversations that make me think even hours after it’s ended. I soak up words from radical minds.
Trigger warning: Breakfast
reasons why we don’t make fun of seemingly odd triggers
I always feel bad because I never fought against my rapist. I was completely docile at that time in our relationship. The only time I fought I backed down. “I’m sorry, I didn’t need to say that in public” and he probably heard it as “I’m sorry, I lied”. No. After my first flashback that showed me everything, I couldn’t sleep on by stomach for months. After my second I didn’t shower for a week cause I had taken a shower after.
I wish I had remembered sooner. I wish I had spit in his face. I wish I hadn’t let life go on afterward because it buried itself in my memories. Because I probably did cook a meal for him the next day.
Oh fabulous prince of Dorne. You will live on forever in our hearts/dreams/alternate endings etc.
I’m gonna be at Sydney SUPANOVA this coming weekend! Sharing a table with my buddies sheree and marcomatic! If you are in the area please come and say hi. This will be one of the prints available for purchase. ;o
I took Ollie out of the mews yesterday for the first time in a couple weeks and he was just as adorable and cuddly as ever! This bird’s personality amazes me.
Why aren’t you wearing a glove?
Because it’s a kestrel. He’s tiny. Gloves are not necessary. I only use the glove with him during training or feeding.