A hint of fall is visible in San Diego, California, on the campus of Point Loma Nazarene University--sweetgum trees display their splendor on an early November day.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Vintage Green Tiger Press Notecard with Poem Insert and Envelope, "He Claimed for His Bride", illustration by Florence Harrison.
A princely figure greets his love at a gate in the springtime. Fruit trees and tulips are in bloom, and bluebirds of happiness fly about the couple.
Here is a classic image by Florence Harrison, who was commissioned to produce illustrations for a sumptuous edition of Christina Rossetti's poems published by Blackie and Son in 1910.
This full-color image has been printed and tipped (glued) onto high-quality laid paper stock. The interior of the card is blank. The back of the card contains descriptive text giving details about the illustration in the lower left-hand corner. A matching envelope is included, as well as a poem insert page with a translation of a German medieval lyric. The poem is reproduced from hand-calligraphy.
You can find this and many other Green Tiger Press items in my Etsy shop.
Friday, November 6, 2009
A group of yarns--some handpainted, a number handspun--wrapped and up on my inspiration board. I'm about to warp one of my looms for a late fall project.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Christine Bichler (wife of Christophe Decker) 1794 - 1888
She emigrated with a group of family members, including my second great-grandmother (her niece Catherine Decker) from Hottviller, Moselle, France, to the United States (ultimately settling in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania). They left from Le Havre, France, aboard the bark "Camille" and landed in New York on the 20th of May 1848.
Monday, November 2, 2009
I am emphatically not a morning person, but sometimes my late nights turn into early mornings and I treat myself to a take-out breakfast from my local co-op deli.
On such occasions, I will drive to one of my favorite spots along the Pacific and have my breakfast picnic-style and then take a walk next to the ocean.
Here is an early morning shot of surfers at Sunset Cliffs at a surf spot called "Garbage" near Sunset Cliffs Boulevard and Ladera Street in San Diego, California.