27 Nov 2014

25 Nov 2014


Illustration from Lectura super Institutionibus, 
by Baldus de Ubaldis, 1480-1481 (BM of Beaune - BM, inc. 003, t. III)

21 Nov 2014

Three guinea pigs and a snail...

venture out at night, dramatically silhouetted by a huge moon,
 to chase moths and other night creature

17 Nov 2014

Cornelis de Heem (1631-95)

 A cut melon, cherries, gooseberries, peaches, grapes, figs, plums, 
flowers, snails and insects on a stone ledge

Thanks for the link, Dsata

13 Nov 2014

Illustration by J. M. Szancer

From the Polish book 'O krasnoludkach i sierotce Marysi'
 by M. Konopnicka. Illustration by J. M. Szancer, 1960

11 Nov 2014

Willem van Aelst, ca. 1677

' Still Life with Fruit, Nuts, Butterflies, and Other Insects on a Ledge'
Thank Dsata for the link!

10 Nov 2014

Illustration by J.M. Szancer

From the book 'Od baśni do baśni' - From Tale to Tale
by Jan Brzechwa, illustrated by Jan Marcin Szancer
Published in 1965

Purchase it here: Fairy Tube, Etsy

7 Nov 2014

...on the moon...

Vintage 1960s colouring book. 
Cute astronaut space age cover illustration by Sabatés

5 Nov 2014

Red mushroom house - German smoker

This German smoker comes from the renowned studio of 
Dregano in Seiffen, Germany. This unique piece of German folk art 
is hand assembled and stained in Germany by skilled trades people. 
This German smoker is a Mushroom haus and once lit, 
 smoker or incense will exit from the chimney

Purchase it here

3 Nov 2014

Real snail jewellery

This is a hand sourced land snail shell showing off natural stripes 
in its goldish brown coating, which I've protected with a water-based 
 polyurethane and surrounded by a sturdy cream 
crochet lace bezel of cotton yarn.

This piece is 4.5 cm wide (1.75") and almost 4 cm (1.5") tall.

Display this piece of nature around your home as an ornament, 
or wear it as a pendant or brooch

Purchase it here: