28 March 2015

26 March 2015

Simple household pieces

Let's look at the intricate floral work in some Roseville pottery wall pockets.

 Apple Blossom


 Bleeding Heart








Zephyr Lily

Roseville Pottery wall pockets patterns, from Apple Blossom through Mostique

21 March 2015

Belle époque on the ocean

Launched during the Edwardian era (1901-1910s), RMS Lusitania and Mauretania were British oceanliners. They both have been briefly the world's biggest ship.

First class promenade on the boat deck (Lusitania)

Machinery space (Lusitania)

Deck equipment and navigation bridge (Lusitania)

Kitchen (Lusitania)

Officer standing on the navigation bridge, looking aft (Lusitania)

Purser's bureau on the promenade deck (Lusitania)

Stateroom, second class (Lusitania)

Third class dining saloon (Lusitania)

Crew of Mauretania

Edwardian photomanipulation?

Deck machinery and curved bridge front (Mauretania)

Engine control room (Mauretania)

First class smoking room (Mauretania)

General view of upper and lower dining saloon (Mauretania)

Kitchen (Mauretania)

Third class general activity room (Mauretania)

Verandah café (Mauretania)

Mauretania under construction

The gentleman in uniform is Mauretania’s first chief engineer, John Currie

If interest, Historic ships & shipping @ flickr

Dissimilar destiny for RMS Mauretania and RMS Lusitania:

RMS Mauretania

RMS Lusitania

20 March 2015


To create her multi-plate intaglio prints, Nancy Previs uses techniques including solarplate etching and drypoint.

She re-works her own unretouched photographic images into traditional handmade multi-plate prints.

Nancy Previs' images capture the nature's beauty, especially the one found in open spaces, such parks and fields, near water or high in the hills.

Famous intaglio artists.

The intaglio art piece Butterfly was created by Ambera Wellmann.

Happy spring equinox!

14 March 2015

Global block

Agustín Sirai (b. 1978) is an Argentinian artist who paints scenes that seem to exist outside the confines of space.

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Yggdrasill, the mundane tree

In Norse mythology, Yggdrasil is an immense ash tree, etc…