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  • Art Crush...Gustave Dore

    The Death-fires danced at night – Rime of the Ancient Mariner The Valley of Dry Bones Paul Gustave Doré is a rock star of the great lyrical epic literary world of the 19th Century. In the New Wave Romantic super group, Doré plays Bass (Coleridge on lead guitar, Shelley on keyboards, Tennyson on drums, Lord Byron lead vocals, obvs). Click to see bigger versions. Inferno – Canto 5 Camelot – Idylls of the King Orlando Furioso He was born in France in 1832 and lived to be fifty, and a very rich man. A prolific engraver, artist, illustrator, and sculptor,...

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  • Art Crush - Embroidery Edition

    This month I am featuring the work of illustrator Chloe Giordano – specifically her hand-embroidery work. I can’t remember how I first stumbled upon Chloe’s work – Flickr or Pinterest or some such probably – but I was immediately stunned by both the delicacy of her illustration and the gentleness of her technique. I find them almost dreamlike. On her Tumblr blog, Chloe describes herself as ’23 year old Buckinghamshire based illustrator, avid reader, history lover and dreadful knitter.’ I know – I couldn’t believe someone producing such accomplished and mature work was so young either. As someone who was...

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  • Art Crush... Andy Kehoe

    Welcome to a new* definitely-regular-this-time monthly spot where I gush about share with you the work of an artist I particularly love. For June, the wonderful Mr. Andy Kehoe: Parting The Darkness, 2010. Oil on wood panel Dark And Light Radiate The Night, 2011. Oil on wood panel. Lord Of Ghouls, 2011. Oil and acrylic on wood panel. A Fading Farewell, 2011. Oil on wood panel. Visit From The Spirit of Dead Forests, 2009. Oil and acrylic on wood panel. When I see his pictures, I honestly get a little emotional. My heart does a little skip with joy. It’s...

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  • Art Crush #1

    Hello lovely Eagle lovers. Today I bring you some delights from the arty/crafty world (sometimes the same world, sometimes different) to highlight a particular talented person whom I am super crushing on. This lady I am incredibly privileged to call my friend. Miss Pybis is the most talented person I know and you don’t have to take my word for it, right? Wheel of Fortune The Empress The Empress (detail) We used to have long conversations about creativity and she really encouraged me to have confidence in my own abilities. The Sun (detail) She is a fine art illustrator. Here’s...

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