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🍼 SO TRUE, SUGARS. AT HOME IN THE QUIET OF THE NIGHT, BABIES SLEEP PLEASANTLY.

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Oda Krohg: A Japanese Lantern

🌝 HI SISTERS! NEXT SUMMER, PUT ON YOUR BEST GOWN AND RECEIVE THE NIGHT FROM THE BALCONY.

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“The true joy of a moonlit night is something we no longer understand. Only the men of old, when there were no lights, could understand the true joy of a moonlit night.”
(Yasunari Kawabata, Palm-of-the-Hand Stories)

Oda Krohg (1860–1935), A Japanese Lantern (By the Oslofjord), 1886, Pastel on paper pasted on canvas

The palpable dreaminess and delicate, lyrical nocturnal ambient is what instantly captivated me about this painting. A woman in a white gown is sitting at the balcony doors and gazing out into the beautiful summer night; the distant moonlight is painting the landscape in whimsical shadows and casting a silver light that transforms the mundaneness of this view from the window into a magical scene. The woman’s face is turned away from us which gives her a mysterious vibe but also puts us in her place; we are not gazing at her, but rather we are seeing…

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Poetry: Inside the House

🚪📝 HI DARLINGS! TODAY WE’VE A PICTURE THAT IS MUCH MORE THAN A PHOTOGRAPH. THAT HOW ART CAN BE. COME IN, SEE AND READ THESE WORDS.

Bridgette Tales

through multi-colored glass
down simple carpet floors
white walls turn brass
tears transform into doors

shadow trees grow there
lightening flowers do too
whispers come for repair
howling monsters to spew

creaking boards hold ache
light bulbs illuminate pain
rafters rattle and shake
trauma flows like rain

lose yourself, my child
within safe caring walls
connect with inner wild
listen to phoenix’s calls

for inside healing house
nothing stays for long
come in quiet mouse
leave brave lion strong


*This poem was inspired by a comment left on my blog by Grounded African and is dedicated to everyone attempting to enter a building like this to heal and connect in therapy, especially my darling daughter. May you find your way through the dark.

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Born June 29~ Helen Hokinson

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A pinny or a patch. – working on the shack.

🤩 SO TRUE, SUGARS! MAYBE THIS DREAM HOUSE SHELTERS A LOT OF ART PIECES.

I am Pam Holland

The shack was built in the era of my childhood, 50’s and I wanted to keep some of the warmth of the 50s as I decorated it.

‘We’ did work – ‘I’ dressed and decorated it, and ‘we’ had to do it on a budget. Now, as I sit here surrounded by the creativity of a wonderful generation of unknown women, it feels as though I’m entertaining and living in a story.

I’ve also got a great collection of vintage china. Everything compliments the colours and patterns of the textiles.

Let me say it’s our children’s shack, and when they return home to it, they can adjust the dressing, and it will have yet another life.

Given the choice of dressing, I was able to visit thrift stores and, as we say here in Australia, an ‘Op shop’ for furniture I could re-purpose.

I had a great collection of past…

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Winterharlequin.

🏘️ YES SISTERS. HOUSES CAN ALSO BE A GOOD MOTIF FOR ARTWORKS (OR FOR DREAMS).

lemanshots - Fine Pictures and Digital Art

Designed and created by Josephine.

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Fiddling Around With Projects to Get Through Hard Times and Good

🧱 🛋️🪑🛏️ HI BEAUTIES! TODAY WE HAVE SOMETHING AMAZING: WHEN SOME HOUSE REFORMS TURN INTO ART. CONGRATULATIONS, GENIE.

Genie Geer Artyology

In light of current events, how can my need for creative expression possibly matter, given the frightening state of affairs in the world?  Is that shallow of me?  I am petrified of the term “shallow”.  It has been used to describe me during my most rebellious periods and haunts me.  I curse myself for my vast amount of shallowness in previous decades and wonder how much remains?  Gawd.  Sadness and Fear drifted in these last couple months more than expected, but also some great joy in family coming together.

Urgent family business requiring three stressful and relatively unpleasant trips Downtown and much paperwork prep, coupled with the sudden and unexpected death by cancer of my beloved cousin Ronald, laid me low a few days.   I started mixing up house paint because my pale blue bedroom was on my nerves.  There were 3 false starts until I finally mixed a pinky-peachy-beige…

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Born July 8~ Käthe Kollwitz

🖤❤️💛 KÄTHE WAS A FAMOUS AND HUGE ARTIST. IN THIS BLOG YOU CAN FIND SEVERAL WORKS OF HIS. LOOK AT THE DIFFERENT THICKNESS OF THE STROKES IN THIS WORK, AS WELL AS THE DIFFERENT INTENSITY OF THE BLACK COLOR.

The Misty Miss Christy

Käthe Kollwitz (July 8, 1867-April 22, 1945) was a German artist who worked in painting, etching, lithography, woodcuts, and sculpture.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%A4the_Kollwitz

Two Children at the Bannister by Käthe Kollwitz
c.1927, Charcoal on faded drawing cardboard / Käthe Kollwitz Museum, Cologne, Germany

Käthe Kollwitz on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/k%C3%A4the-kollwitz/

Further reading:
http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/kathe-kollwitz-agent-of-change/
https://www.artic.edu/articles/910/kathe-kollwitz-an-art-of-resistance
https://www.kaethe-kollwitz.berlin/en/

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Tiny Bedroom Interior: Five

🚪 WELL DARLINGS, TODAY ART BY SISTER CLAUDIA SHOWS US, WHAT CAN WE FIND INSIDE HOME.

Claudia McGill and Her Art World

In October/November 2022 I took a class at the Smithsonian called Build a Tiny Interior, taught by Marcie Wolf-Hubbard. Yes, it’s an offshoot of a class I have taken a couple of times before taught by the same artist – Build a Tiny House!, and you have seen examples of my Tiny House work here on the blog.

As I have mentioned before, I have always loved dollhouses and as a child spent a lot of time building my own mini homes in various materials. Now so many years later, I am rediscovering this path with great pleasure.

In a short series of posts I will tell you about my Tiny Interior project.

Now the finale: here is the whole room and its furnishings.

You can see how I trimmed the box so that the room didn’t feel too high or narrow and yet would show off…

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Dibujo casa en el bosque

🏡🖍️ SO TRUE, SISTERS. THIS BLOG IS THANKFUL TO THE STEPS AND EVOLUTION OF HOUSE CREATED BY ESTER.

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Buenas!!

Os os traigo mi último dibujo apenas acabado!

Una casa llena de detalles!

Good morning all!

Today I would like to share with you my last drawing, a house full of details!

And bellow the steps of the drawing and some tips;)

Y algunas descripciones del paso a paso, fotos y materiales usados 😉

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