ancientart:

An array of beads from Saxon graves at Cliffs End, Kent, England. Ca. early 6th century to the late 7th.

All images courtesy of Wessex Archaeology. Check out their write-up on the excavation of Cliffs End if you are interested in learning more about the context of these beads.

Today’s projects: striped silk shoulder bag, silk and vintage cotton wristlett, and the stack of fabric for two lap quilts.

twofoldla:

Masculine Bedrooms

We are currently designing two homes for two separate male Client’s and are loving selecting furniture and accessories with more of a masculine edge to them. When researching concept imagery we are finding ourselves drawn to a mix of simple or highly curated rooms where the emphasis is on texture and subtle patterns. We love a color palette of grays, blues, and mustard yellows with pops of warm woods and aged metals. Mixing a variety of handsome materials such as leather, horn, fur, grasscloth, wools and plaids can give a bedroom a sense of richness without becoming too ornamental and soft!

*Photos Via Pinterest

(via garrettfleming)

ancientart:

Marbury Hall Zeus. Roman, 1st century, marble.

Portrayed as a mature bearded man, Zeus sits enthroned in his role as king of the gods. Originally he would have held his attributes: a scepter and a thunderbolt. The colossal god towers over his mortal observers.
This Roman statue dates to the first century A.D., but certain stylistic features in the carving, especially in the face and hair, reveal that it reproduces an earlier, Hellenistic Greek statue. Its model was a statue made by a school of sculptors based in the city of Pergamon in the 100s B.C.
Documented in the 1570s at Tivoli near Rome, the statue once decorated the gardens of the Villa d’Este. It is named for having once been in the collection at Marbury Hall in England. (getty)

Currently located at The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, via their online collections, 73.AA.32.  Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program.

ancientart:

Marbury Hall Zeus. Roman, 1st century, marble.

Portrayed as a mature bearded man, Zeus sits enthroned in his role as king of the gods. Originally he would have held his attributes: a scepter and a thunderbolt. The colossal god towers over his mortal observers.

This Roman statue dates to the first century A.D., but certain stylistic features in the carving, especially in the face and hair, reveal that it reproduces an earlier, Hellenistic Greek statue. Its model was a statue made by a school of sculptors based in the city of Pergamon in the 100s B.C.

Documented in the 1570s at Tivoli near Rome, the statue once decorated the gardens of the Villa d’Este. It is named for having once been in the collection at Marbury Hall in England. (getty)

Currently located at The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, via their online collections73.AA.32 Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program.

Depending on whether you are a “glass half full” or “glass half empty” person this chap was either “pretty lucky all-in-all,” or “he had a pretty awful day.” We helped him out of his truck and retrieved his boat for him. We were uniquely suited to help as we were heading out to practice rescues today (no shit!), and were totally kitted up, neoprene, and vests synched tight.

I may never forget the look on his face as the truck’s front wheel grabbed him and pulled him under. When he popped back up and clawed his way back into the cab I was so glad. He escaped with seemingly light injuries although the ER may have found him worse after the fact. Still, he didn’t drown. He lived to tell the tale.

Moral: Boat ramps be slippery.

abandonedography:

The remains of Towanroath engine house at Wheal Coates on the north Cornish coast, captured amongst the flowering shrubs of late summer (mainly gorse and heather). Nothing spectacular about the composition, just a pleasing palette of vibrant colours.
Colourful Coates by snowyturner

abandonedography:

The remains of Towanroath engine house at Wheal Coates on the north Cornish coast, captured amongst the flowering shrubs of late summer (mainly gorse and heather). Nothing spectacular about the composition, just a pleasing palette of vibrant colours.

Colourful Coates by snowyturner

Acrylics on satin. Painting is done. It will have to cure for a week before I can iron and wash it.

Two padded 10” h by 14” wide zippered bags and a 20” by 30” piece of painted satin, a good day’s work.

The Dreamer. Acrylics on dupioni silk, quilted. Clutch with zippered inner silk pocket. Lined in Indonesian batik with tiny sparkles. Finished. Post on etsy. Move on.

Cone Flowers, acrylics on satin, zippered bag, lined in petal pink satin. Finished. List on etsy, move on.

A beautiful essay.

tikisquiltroom:

This Quilt Industry
Up for a long post or not;  hold your breath I am in for the long haul and telling it as is today.
Been making Quilts for a long time haven’t we?  I started with a passion, years ago.  Used ordinary fabrics, dreamt of having the real ones whilst we had not many suppliers of Quilt Fabrics in South Africa.  Then they came  like the gold rush.  Heaps of suppliers.   We bought from them all to make our Quilts with, applique paper, the tools of the trade, you name it.  Costing small fortunes, saving on other household items just so we could make those beautiful Quilts, every piece cut out of imported Quilt fabrics. 
Prices escalated.   We need to have access to Richy Rich funds if we wish to make a whole Quilt with the real McCoy. The economy is failing and no longer is it possible on a middle class / normal household income to afford quilt fabrics.  I do believe even the upper class Quilter is struggling to fill his/her hunger of the perfectly crafted all quilt fabrics Quilt making.  
I can’t do it.  Even if my dear husband brought home more than the average income, I will not.  For the sake of being a true Quilter, how it all started and to attain selfrespect;  My first Quilt was the best one ever.  I scraped by.  I was passionate about the craft.  It was pure love and sensible.
Looking around me, scrolling social media, the industry, the notions, the buy me, buy here, come to this event and shop till you drop nonsense.  The relentless annoying advertising of a craft originated from the senses of warmth, love, generosity, kindness is unkind actually.
Then there is the competition amongst the lot of the suppliers.  They’re in it for the money.  Do we have to believe they make their own Quilts.  Really?  It is marketing in it’s highest ranks.  Take note too that when there is an event / Quilt show / workshops the numbers count. The more the merrier.  
From previous and more corporate experience (though many moons ago) I know that as the industry grows, it has a hierarchy that grows with it.  And they all need to be paid for what they do.  In the days we’re in people are expensive.  Imagine the fabrics of this society we find ourselves in, the cost of it all.  
On the other hand we have the recycling, re-use, downscale, make do and mend culture craze.   You can attend seminars on those lately.  We all try this too.  We’re Quilters after all, menders, family people.  Yet for our Quilts we opt for the alternative.  
I am stopping it, in my tracks so to speak.  My Quilts from hereon will speak volumes for the origin of The Quilt.  Described in this quote the way I love everyday life ….
"The quilt, as we know it in America, was originally a strictly utilitarian article, born of the necessity of providing warm covers for beds. Quilts were also used as hangings for doors and windows that were not sealed well enough to keep out the cold. The earliest American quilts, made by English and Dutch settlers, were so intimately connected to everyday life of the early colonists that no record of them exists."

A beautiful essay.

tikisquiltroom:

This Quilt Industry

Up for a long post or not;  hold your breath I am in for the long haul and telling it as is today.

Been making Quilts for a long time haven’t we?  I started with a passion, years ago.  Used ordinary fabrics, dreamt of having the real ones whilst we had not many suppliers of Quilt Fabrics in South Africa.  Then they came  like the gold rush.  Heaps of suppliers.   We bought from them all to make our Quilts with, applique paper, the tools of the trade, you name it.  Costing small fortunes, saving on other household items just so we could make those beautiful Quilts, every piece cut out of imported Quilt fabrics.

Prices escalated.   We need to have access to Richy Rich funds if we wish to make a whole Quilt with the real McCoy. The economy is failing and no longer is it possible on a middle class / normal household income to afford quilt fabrics.  I do believe even the upper class Quilter is struggling to fill his/her hunger of the perfectly crafted all quilt fabrics Quilt making.  

I can’t do it.  Even if my dear husband brought home more than the average income, I will not.  For the sake of being a true Quilter, how it all started and to attain selfrespect;  My first Quilt was the best one ever.  I scraped by.  I was passionate about the craft.  It was pure love and sensible.

Looking around me, scrolling social media, the industry, the notions, the buy me, buy here, come to this event and shop till you drop nonsense.  The relentless annoying advertising of a craft originated from the senses of warmth, love, generosity, kindness is unkind actually.

Then there is the competition amongst the lot of the suppliers.  They’re in it for the money.  Do we have to believe they make their own Quilts.  Really?  It is marketing in it’s highest ranks.  Take note too that when there is an event / Quilt show / workshops the numbers count. The more the merrier.  

From previous and more corporate experience (though many moons ago) I know that as the industry grows, it has a hierarchy that grows with it.  And they all need to be paid for what they do.  In the days we’re in people are expensive.  Imagine the fabrics of this society we find ourselves in, the cost of it all.  

On the other hand we have the recycling, re-use, downscale, make do and mend culture craze.   You can attend seminars on those lately.  We all try this too.  We’re Quilters after all, menders, family people.  Yet for our Quilts we opt for the alternative.  

I am stopping it, in my tracks so to speak.  My Quilts from hereon will speak volumes for the origin of The Quilt.  Described in this quote the way I love everyday life ….

"The quilt, as we know it in America, was originally a strictly utilitarian article, born of the necessity of providing warm covers for beds. Quilts were also used as hangings for doors and windows that were not sealed well enough to keep out the cold. The earliest American quilts, made by English and Dutch settlers, were so intimately connected to everyday life of the early colonists that no record of them exists."

(via jbe200quilts)