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hippibankar:

thehpalliance:

Rest in peace, Maya Angelou

válaszd az olvasást és megszűnik az éhezés!

hippibankar:

thehpalliance:

Rest in peace, Maya Angelou

válaszd az olvasást és megszűnik az éhezés!

— 2 weeks ago with 6377 notes
#true words  #literacyday 
"Form follows function."
Louis H. Sullivan
— 2 weeks ago
#happy birthday  #louis sullivan  #architecture  #quote 
When I am a Zebra My stripes look OK, But I’d like to try Wearing checks for one day.
—Kathy DeZarn Beynette, from When I Am Not Myself (Pomegranate, 2014)

When I am a Zebra
My stripes look OK,
But I’d like to try
Wearing checks for one day.

—Kathy DeZarn Beynette, from When I Am Not Myself (Pomegranate, 2014)

— 3 weeks ago
#zebra  #checker  #children's books  #art for kids  #kathy beynette 
Printmaker Norma Bassett Hall (1888–1957) was a rather bold lady. You might not guess this by looking at her prints, which are lovely, often hushed. But her journey as an artist began with an early rebellion: her interest in art was not encouraged by her family. Yet, like any professional, Hall studied her craft and followed her art at every opportunity. She embraced—and shared—innovative techniques. You have to remember: this was a woman born less than 25 years after the Civil War ended. Isn’t that amazing?
You can read the full review of Norma Bassett Hall: Catalogue Raisonné of the Block Prints and Serigraphs over on the PomBlog.

Printmaker Norma Bassett Hall (1888–1957) was a rather bold lady. You might not guess this by looking at her prints, which are lovely, often hushed. But her journey as an artist began with an early rebellion: her interest in art was not encouraged by her family. Yet, like any professional, Hall studied her craft and followed her art at every opportunity. She embraced—and shared—innovative techniques. You have to remember: this was a woman born less than 25 years after the Civil War ended. Isn’t that amazing?

You can read the full review of Norma Bassett Hall: Catalogue Raisonné of the Block Prints and Serigraphs over on the PomBlog.

— 1 month ago with 4 notes
#norma bassett hall  #nw artist  #oregon artist  #block print  #printmaking  #art books  #book review 

Beth Van Hosen: Fauna & Flora 

Excerpt from essay by Bob Hicks

At first glance, Beth Van Hoesen’s affinity for the animal kingdom might seem surprising. For most of her life she was a devoted urbanite, about as far from the realm of wild animals as a lifelong westerner can be. She went to college at Stanford University, at a time when Palo Alto was still a small college town, but in the mid-1940s moved to San Francisco, which except for a few breaks for travel and study was to be her home for the rest of her life. In 1959 she and Adams bought the old Engine No. 44 firehouse near Castro Street. The neighborhood now hosts the highest concentration of gay male couples in the United States but at the time was a much grittier blue-collar part of the city. Less than a decade later, nearby Haight-Ashbury would become the mecca of America’s hippie movement. The two artists lived and worked in the firehouse for almost half a century, surrounded by social ferment and well aware of it, but also occupying a kind of protective, timeless bubble that they constructed around themselves.They lived a settled, almost cloistered urban life, broken by jaunts into the countryside, vacations, and occasional foreign sojourns. Van Hoesen spent periods studying in Mexico City and Paris before she and Adams met; later they traveled together to work and study in France.

Yet Van Hoesen’s roots were in a much more rural West, in a time and place where the relationship between people and nature was both close and casual. She was born, in 1926, in Boise, Idaho, a small city surrounded by rich, dry farmland and, not too far away, rugged wilderness. She and her family lived for a time in Walla Walla, Washington, now the center of a thriving upscale wine region but in the 1930s a little, isolated farm town with a state penitentiary. And they spent time in the then-modest-sized coastal city of Long Beach in Southern California, where she could find sea mammals only a short walk away.

— 1 month ago
#beth van hoesen  #flora and fauna  #animals  #plants  #art  #pacific northwest  #art book 

Dive the depths of Charley Harper’s Coral Reef with new Nature Discovery Book, with text by Zoe Burke.

— 1 month ago
#charley harper  #coral reef  #picture book  #rhyme  #pomegranatekids 

Amate, paper made from tree bark, has been produced by Mexico’s indigenous peoples since at least the eleventh century. Used in religious ceremonies and for important manuscripts, it holds deep cultural significance. The Nahua people of Central Mexico developed another trademark craft: finely painted pottery detailing scenes of village life. In the 1960s the two traditions met, when Nahua artists began painting their intricate designs on amate purchased from the Otomí. The result are these vibrant and detailed depictions.

— 2 months ago with 2 notes
#mexican bark paintings  #details  #otomi people  #nahua people  #art  #cultural  #tradition 
Get down with your bad self—it’s the weekend!

Get down with your bad self—it’s the weekend!

— 2 months ago
#doggie  #dancin  #tgif  #silly picture 
It’ll be one sweet treat to put this puzzle together.

It’ll be one sweet treat to put this puzzle together.

— 2 months ago
#puzzle  #art  #cakes  #pies  #dessert  #yum 

Appealing to the artistic sensibilities of even the youngest viewer, BirdWingFeather is an elegant exercise in seeing the parts that make up the whole.

Artworks © Siri Schillios

— 2 months ago
#birds  #art  #children's books  #sum of its parts  #paintings 

How fun are John W. Golden’s vintage-inspired dog portraits? Fifty unique breeds are represented in the flash card set 50 Dogs Flash Cards. The flash cards are printed on sturdy stock in a 5 in. square.

— 2 months ago with 4 notes
#dogs  #flash cards  #memory games  #pet art  #border collie  #french bulldog  #shih tzu  #shetland sheepdog  #dog art  #golden 
Artist Irene Hardwicke Olivieri was inspired by the concept of arming yourself with tools of self-expression rather than weapons in Better is the Ready (2010).
Find out more about the artist (and the puzzle) here.

Artist Irene Hardwicke Olivieri was inspired by the concept of arming yourself with tools of self-expression rather than weapons in Better is the Ready (2010).

Find out more about the artist (and the puzzle) here.

— 2 months ago with 1 note
#art  #puzzles  #olivieri  #artbattle 

How lovely are these decorated papers by Japanese artists? Each design is available in our new notecard set.

— 3 months ago with 1 note
#floral  #japanese  #art  #notecards stationery 

Check out our new coloring book from William H. Johnson. Try these sample pages and see how fun they are to color in!

— 3 months ago with 4 notes
#coloringbooks  #william h johnson  #african american art  #Fine Art Friday  #free color pages