to be more precise, dogs and Cool Guys
A little more Paul Burke folk art for you. Are you nostalgic for the winter olympics yet? Are you?
Well there I was with my wheelbarrow of enormous fish, and this mermaid lady just got all up in my face out of nowhere, and I was like, “aren’t you supposed to be seducing me or something, isn’t that what mermaids do,” and she was like, “nah, I just sit on this rock and talk shit all day.” Then she waggled her finger and made a rude gesture and even though I’m just a regular joe with a wheelbarrow of enormous fish, I thought it was pretty out of line.
(See some of Paul Burke’s folk art here)
Him Creations by Shima Itabashi are just the most adorable things I cannot get enough of, ever since I saw them at a Toronto craft market. A new online store is coming soon so keep an eye on her!
Gahh, it’s all too cute
I could stare at vintage wallpaper patterns for hours. Go to Hannah’s site for more, these are some screenshots of the type of thing she posts.
Remember when you were little, and maybe you would puzzle over the repeating shapes in wallpaper? Imagining all kinds of things. It’s its own world. Not that some of it couldn’t creep you out Yellow-Wallpaper style, but mostly, it’s great.
ABC’s Once Upon a Time first look at Rapunzel.
"We went a little darker and freakier," says executive producer Edward Kitsis. "A little more horror story in the vein of [the 2004 movie] The Grudge.”
The long-locked damsel played by Alexandra Metz will be visited in her tower by Prince Charming as well as a mysterious hooded menace.
Unfortunately, it appears that Rapunzel will not be a recurring character on the show. As appears to be par for the course with characters of color on the show, from what I have read.
Hm! I’ve never seen this show, so I’m not going to pretend to know what they’re all about or what the heck is going on in that “darker and freakier” quote (side note, so it’s going to be more like a horror story, less like the original where a human is locked in a tower for years and someone is blinded by thorns, or as we know it, Good Times Rapunzel).
But looking at the picture you immediately think, this is a cool thing, more of this! More more! On the off chance that you are a Hollywood Honcho reading tumblr on a Saturday night, like they probably do, this is what the people want, y’see? Thanks for listening, Hollywood Honchos. Try to remember fantasy characters are made up and don’t have to be white folks all the time. Off you go now, shoo, shoo
Cheers Roleplaying Game, (a character sheet example)
I’d really like this to be a real game.
I saw this a few days ago and have been thinking of it since. Do you follow Steve? He is a good friend and his work has the ultimate charm. He and his wife Leslie also are board game PROS.
Steve, make this happen!
Who can resist the voice of Jim Carter “Carson” of Downton Abbey?
Because who are any of us kidding, go back in time 100 years and it’s not likely you’re going to be Lord o’ the Manor. Most of us would have been the maid, maybe the gardener, maybe that one guy who knows a lot about horses and shovels poop. As much as I like kings and queens, it’s the common person’s story that really appeals, since my family tree lets me know I’m not coming from a long line of Fancy Pantses.
This documentary mentions the best old-timey club name, the “Church of England Waifs and Strays Society.” Sign me up.
Today I made miniature roast dinner pendents with lovely filigree frames x
You should all be following Tuck Shop Jewellery for amazing, tiny surprises
I linked to a charity, but then took it down. The execution was fairly heavy handed. I linked to it because it’s a good idea to send kids to school by buying supplies, that’s neat. I thought, if this presentation makes me uncomfortable maybe that is the point, and I should get over myself. But it didn’t sit well, I don’t think I thought it through well enough before I put it up. So I took it down. I’ll probably take this one down later too because it makes no sense on its own, but just a note, in case you saw the other one.
Edit - in response, some folks have passed along other charities with similar ideas and better presentation:
Valentine’s Day In The Civil War
The sending of Valentine’s Day cards, a tradition that is thought to have begun more than 20 years before Christopher Columbus went searching for America.
This Civil War-era Valentine features a portrait of General I.B. “The Fighting Duck” Richardson, a major general in the Union Army. This war-time Valentine envelope was postmarked Washington, D.C., of course.
So you open up your valentine and there’s General Richardson, because romance