Monday, July 25, 2011


Y'all are going to be very cross with me. For the first time since starting this blog, I don't have time to make proper posts and am going to miss this Friday's post all together. I know, I've let you down, you hate me, never again will I have your trust, faith or respect. What? That's how you felt all along, well fine see if I care.

I'm busy busy busy getting ready for the markets (5th of Aug, 10am-4pm, Bleeding Heart Gallery, 166 Ann Street Brisbane) and I'm going to Sydney this Thursday for four, FOUR, days. So I really, really don't have a spare brain cell to dedicate to thinking of awesome blog topics and then trawling the Internet and my home library for relevant pictures. I do however have a spare brain cell with which I can post pictures of my products and workstation as I make the dash to the finish line, and after Sydney I'm sure I can upload some of the prettier pics from my trip. I understand if this is small consolation, but it will have to do.

And away we go...

Clips ahoy!
If you like any of these you know where I'll be.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Here Be Dragons Part 2

Today we continue delving into the wonderful world of dragons.

Chinese Dragon by Anna Agustyniak.

 Surimono woodblock print of a dragon by Hokkei.

 Chinese Dragon by Katsushika Hokusai.

 White Dragon by Utagawa Kunisada.

 Dragon-Gods from Myths and Legends of China by E.T.C. Werner, 1922.

One of the dragons from the Nine Dragon hand scroll, Song Dynasty.

 The Marsh King's Daughter by Anne Anderson.

 Medea in a fire chariot led by dragons by Edmund Dulac.

 Dobryna and dragons by Ivan Bilibin.

 From the tale of Tow Brothers by Kay Nielson.

Cadmus prepares to battle the dragon by Virginia Frances Sterret.

 The Reluctant Dragon by Maxfield Parish.

The Dragon by Sulamith Wulfing.

 Alchemy Dragon by by George Ripley, 15th century.

A dragon passing over travellers by George Sheringham.

 Flying dragon, an illustration in "Physiologia Kircheriana Experimentalis" by Athanasius Kircher, 1680.

He fights the dragon by John Bauer.

 Jason and Medea Charming the Sleepless Dragon of the Golden Fleece by Giovanni Battista.

Thor Slaying the Midgard Dragon by Henry Fuseli, 1788.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Here Be Dragons

They like me, they really really like me. That's right Bleeding Heart Markets here I come. I'm excited, terrified and pretty pleased with myself. This wee little ego boost has promted me to take on a post topic I've long wanted to explore but have always been intimidated by. The king of fantasy, the beast among beasts the lords of all dungeons... I give you the DRAGON!

 The Great Red Dragon and the Beast from the Sea by William Blake.

 The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Cloaked in Sun by William Blake.

 The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun by William Blake.

 Saint George and the Dragon by Paollo Uccelo, c. 1456.

 Saint George and the Dragon by Paollo Ucello, 1458-60.

 Saint George and the Dragon by Anthony van Dyck.

Saint George and the Dragon by David Jermann.

 Siegfried Slays Fafner by Arthur Rackham, 1911.

 Having slain Fafner Seigfried tastes his blood by Arthur Rackham, 1911.

Siegfried Slays Faner with his Father's Sword by Konrad Dielitz.

 Vietnamese Dragon, Ly Dynasty.

 Dragon Tapestry, 15th century.

 Lindorm dragon watches the maiden.

St Michael and other angels fight Satan in the guise of a wyvern dragon.

I will continue the theme of dragons in all my posts this week.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

It's Just Hearsay

Today I did it, all those things I said I was going to do, I actually did them. I change my (unofficial still need an abn) business name, it's now Hearsay in case you were wondering. I added stock to my previously empty shell etsy and madeit online stores. And, here's the biggy, I applied to the Bleeding Heart City Markets.
Even if I don't get in, I'm pretty proud of all the work I've done, and there's always next month :)

Here's some pics of my lovely new stock, I wouldn't hold it against you if you bought something. There'll be a lot more added soon as well, so don't forget to check back (again and again and again).

 Yellow button earrings with surgical steel backs.

 Nautical is still quite the thing, don't you think.

 Who doesn't like lace? Weirdos that's who.

 Hand printed doily pattern totes, all natural 100% cotton.

 Florals just in time for Spring (I'm getting sick of the cold).

 Navy blue snap clips with a funky orange underside.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Picture of the Week

Yesterday I was looking at vintage circus posters for inspiration for my new business card (it didn't end up looking very circus-y though) and found some delightful images, here's one of my faves.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Vasilisa the Beautiful

Do you like my new mug? I got it from Typo.
Anyway, Babushka dolls got me thinking Russian, and Russian got me thinking of this awesome fairy tale called Vasilisa the Beautiful (aren't they all).

Vasilisa the Beautiful shares narrative tropes with some of the more widely known fairy tales. Like Cinderella, Vasilisa has a dead mum and a totally bitchy stepmother. but their aren't any fairy godmothers, pumpkin carriages or handsome princes for Vasilisa, oh no, instead she has a little wooden doll that helps her with her chores, the witch Baba Yaga and a skull lantern with glowing eyes.

The story's a good one, as usual sweet innocent girl triumphs but Vasilisa really has to work for it, nothings given to her for free and there's certainly no prince to whisk her of to happily ever after at the end.

 Vasilisa by Ivan Bilibin, 1899.

 The Red Horseman aka the Sun by Ivan Bilibin, 1899.

 The Black Horseman aka Night by Ivan Bilibin.

 Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Beautiful.

 Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Beautiful by Forest Rogers.

 Vasilisa goes into the woods by Forest Rogers.

 Vassilissa 1 by Adrienne Segur.

 Vassilissa 2 by Adrienne Segur.

Vasilisa the Beautiful by Palekh Bazhenoz.

Vasilisa with her doll and the White Horseman aka Day.


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