Tuesday, 19 September 2017

She's Leaving Home

I have always loved the Beatle's song "She's Leaving Home". The doll who appears to be doing the same has been cut out for some time and I decided now was the time to paste her down. I have always loved the artist Ralph Blakelock. The background is an oil on canvas, circa 1885, entitled "The Three Trees". Lastly I felt the collage needed more than the doll and the painting so I pasted them all down on the cover of a brochure I picked up. What you see is a portion of the Société Anonyme Signboard, no date, paint on panel, artist unknown.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Marie Toilette's live performance of her 'Apple-tree Dance' ..


Unfortunately Marie couldn't find the right apples so she improvised with balls of wool, but due to her very expressive dancing style these almost got her strangled.
Luckily for us she turned back to knitting warm undergarment again ;))

Saturday, 16 September 2017

the object of their attention


My husband Bob, who has a PhD. in botany, says the tree is a laurel oak, and based on the vegetation growing on it, places its location as in or close to the panhandle of Florida.

Friday, 15 September 2017

In the News

Three current news stories that loom large in my mind. First "The Wall" that continues to be talked about. The background is a scene from Big Bend National Park, Texas. The Rio Grande emerges meekly from Santa Elena Canyon. The cliff on left is Mexico, the right one, in the United States. Second, the palm trees represent the destruction of recent hurricanes Irma and Harvey. Lastly, today NASA's Cassini spacecraft took a death plunge into Saturn which it so brilliantly photographed for the last 13 years in orbit.

Through Bush and Brier