little deer picture (1970)
behind the cutter inn
golden hands magazine (1970-4)
a rabbit among the fairies
john anster fitzgerald (1832-1906)
work in progress.......
It feels great to be back in my studio , altho I am very slow to make anything that I feel good about at the mo....but I know that I must continue to turn up to the page and remain present if I am to make anything at all.
I was listening to tom waits and iris de ment yesterday and line after line made such sense to me .
I love that about music, how it can put you in another space entirely .
I was looking through an old collection of golden hands (because I like a lot of the romantic poses in it,it is a 1970's home sewing and craft magazine)...and I kept stopping at the lovely line drawings of josephine rankin, I cannot find out anything about her , I guess she was a working illustrator and never written about. I have just three other images of hers and I will post them again.
I discovered the work of lorna crabbe whilst looking at kickcanandconkers (a very inspiring blog that features so many lovely things)......I have posted up an image of lornas book behind the cutter innand it is one of my most inspiring beloved objects living on my studio table right now .....I love its size and the totally arbritary images that Lorna has put together (I am so glad that I contacted her)
oh...john anster fitzgerald , well ,I have a delirious love of the victorian fairy painters and one day would like to do some extensive research on them (they were very strange and interesting )