Monday, October 19, 2009

Paging Arthur Rackham...

There are a few who ply a needle and thread who stop here occasionally (real needle and thread in photo, though you can't see them very well), so this one's for you. I believe my English readers will also enjoy the reference.

16 comments:

Jenny said...

Beautiful image. Today a little neighbor girl said hello to me and I turned around wondering where she was. Then after some time I noticed her high up in an oak tree (though she was not sewing). She must have climbing talents like a monkey.

ArtSparker said...

Jenny - I love these correspondences.

Kay said...

very nice, indeed

Jasmine said...

Beautiful. You have her posture just right. I could spend hours in a tree like that.

California Girl said...

We kept a wonderful old Rackham poster in the boys' bedroom when they were little. It was a drawing of mice beneath a leave-less tree with snarky branches and I think they were gathering nuts altho' the image of a chest of gold overflowing also comes to mind. He is one of the greats, along w/ Tenniel and the guy who drew Mr. Toad.

femminismo said...

Rackham was a gem. Great illustrations and imaginative characters. Your girl is wonderful and the placement of the tree in the background looks just right. Must this girl keep sewing until the end of time for some evil dwarf so she might save her family from his spells? Hark, I hear a horse snorting in the forest. There's a tall man on his back! Could he be coming to the girl's rescue?

Cláudia said...

A fairy tale ambiance... the princess demands a full moon colour dress...

Amy C said...

so lovely and the sewing is incredible too, is this your incredible needle work?
I love Arthur Rackham, I remember pouring over his Aesop fable illustrations as a kid

Eva said...

Whenever I get los in sewing, I feel like this.

Titus said...

Beautiful, all of it!
Kate Winslet?

mouse (aka kimy) said...

needles to say I absolutely love this!!!

ArtSparker said...

Titus - you are right, it does look like Kate Winslet's firm chin -

Mouse, thanks for the J. Lennon reference.

Titus said...

Yes, but when I enlarged the picture it wasn't her nose! Strong resemblance from a distance, however.

justdoodleit said...

Wonderfully composed!

Caroline said...

Rackham is a favourite of mine - and this is one of my favourites of yours recently! So creative!!

lettuce said...

:-)

is she sewing shirts out of nettle for 12 swan-brothers maybe?