Edgar Maxence - Woman Reading Seen in Profile

Edgar Maxence - Woman Reading Seen in Profile

(Source: colourthysoul)

Christian Schloe, The Messenger

Christian Schloe, The Messenger

(Source: hermosanikita)

A classic Gibson Girl, and a perfect Varanus image. 
Text: “She looks for relief among some of the old ones.”

A classic Gibson Girl, and a perfect Varanus image.
Text: “She looks for relief among some of the old ones.”

(Source: gdfalksen)

Unno Moritoshi, Kanamono in the form of the Chinese painter Cho Soyo or Wu Daozi confronted by a dragon which has come to life from one of his pictures, mid-late 19th century (source).

Unno Moritoshi, Kanamono in the form of the Chinese painter Cho Soyo or Wu Daozi confronted by a dragon which has come to life from one of his pictures, mid-late 19th century (source).

books0977:

Thoughts (1883). John Henry Henshall (British, 1856-1928). Pencil and watercolour heightened with body colour.
Painted at the height of the Aesthetic movement. There is a minimum of narrative content. The conception is highly Aesthetic, the dress of the girl being balanced by the colours and decoration used in the interior, which is painted with meticulous detail, down to the feather quill lying on the floor.

books0977:

Thoughts (1883). John Henry Henshall (British, 1856-1928). Pencil and watercolour heightened with body colour.

Painted at the height of the Aesthetic movement. There is a minimum of narrative content. The conception is highly Aesthetic, the dress of the girl being balanced by the colours and decoration used in the interior, which is painted with meticulous detail, down to the feather quill lying on the floor.


“People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it’s the other way around.”  - Terry Pratchett

“People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it’s the other way around.”  - Terry Pratchett


“I think every work of art is an act of faith, or we wouldn’t bother to do it. It is a message in a bottle, a shout in the dark. It’s saying, ‘I’m here and I believe that you are somewhere and that you will answer if necessary across time, not necessarily in my lifetime.’ ” - Jeanette Winterson

“I think every work of art is an act of faith, or we wouldn’t bother to do it. It is a message in a bottle, a shout in the dark. It’s saying, ‘I’m here and I believe that you are somewhere and that you will answer if necessary across time, not necessarily in my lifetime.’ ” - Jeanette Winterson

terriwindling:

bordertownseries:

“There are certain children who are told they are too sensitive, and there are certain adults who believe sensitivity is a problem that can be fixed in the way that crooked teeth can be fixed and made straight. And when these two come together you get a fairytale, a kind of story with hopelessness in it. 
“I believe there is something in these old stories that does what singing does to words. They have transformational capabilities, in the way melody can transform mood. They can’t transform your actual situation, but they can transform your experience of it. “We don’t create a fantasy world to escape reality, we create it to be able to stay. I believe we have always done this, used images to stand and understand what otherwise would be intolerable.”  - Lynda Barry

An old drawing of mine (from my Boston days) paired with a wonderful quote from the divine Lynda Barry, originally posted the Bordertown Series tumblr.

terriwindling:

bordertownseries:

“There are certain children who are told they are too sensitive, and there are certain adults who believe sensitivity is a problem that can be fixed in the way that crooked teeth can be fixed and made straight. And when these two come together you get a fairytale, a kind of story with hopelessness in it.

“I believe there is something in these old stories that does what singing does to words. They have transformational capabilities, in the way melody can transform mood. They can’t transform your actual situation, but they can transform your experience of it.

“We don’t create a fantasy world to escape reality, we create it to be able to stay. I believe we have always done this, used images to stand and understand what otherwise would be intolerable.”  - Lynda Barry

An old drawing of mine (from my Boston days) paired with a wonderful quote from the divine Lynda Barry, originally posted the Bordertown Series tumblr.

Fantasy Library - Open Book - Source?

Fantasy Library - Open Book - Source?

(Source: royalblueangel)

" Pan’s Labyrinth I ” / Ink and scratching over paper /  24,5 x 34,5 cm / 2013

Book cover of an essay about Guillermo del Toro’s film by Mar Diestro-Dópido, published soon by BFI Film Classics & Palgrave Macmillan.

(Source: santiagocaruso)


Harold Knight - The Morning Sun - c1912 - via The Pictorial Arts

Harold Knight - The Morning Sun - c1912 - via The Pictorial Arts

Louise Richardson. Bound by Nature. Spell Bound.

(Source: darksilenceinsuburbia)


Ring, Laurits Andersen (1854-1933) - At Breakfast with the Newspaper (National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden) - Danish symbolism - 1898

Ring, Laurits Andersen (1854-1933) - At Breakfast with the Newspaper (National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden) - Danish symbolism - 1898

(Source: soyouthinkyoucansee)


Winslow Homer: Sunlight and Shadow

Winslow Homer: Sunlight and Shadow

(Source: windypoplarsroom)

mahendra-singh:

What time is it? Time to get to work on the impending Adventure Time book!
The honeyed tongue of Martin Olson on the telephone was too seductive to ignore for long … before I knew it, I had been hypnotically directed to draw the above bit of occult inkery. Cover design by the talented and equally jaded Sean Tejaratchi …   book will appear later this year, stay tuned for further subliminal information dumps.

mahendra-singh:

What time is it? Time to get to work on the impending Adventure Time book!

The honeyed tongue of Martin Olson on the telephone was too seductive to ignore for long … before I knew it, I had been hypnotically directed to draw the above bit of occult inkery. Cover design by the talented and equally jaded Sean Tejaratchi …   book will appear later this year, stay tuned for further subliminal information dumps.