You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘postcard collection’ tag.

Autumn came to an abrupt end here in Amsterdam this past weekend with the first snowfall and insistent sub-zero temperatures. It was unquestionably stay-indoors weather so I took the opportunity to do a long overdue sort of a big batch of postcards acquired over the past several months (I’m a voracious collector of postcards – I didn’t set out to be a postcard collector, I just don’t seem to be able to visit a gallery or museum without buying a fistful when I leave. Filing them in an accessible way for future reference and inspiration seems like a good idea but I seldom get/make the time to do it… so I was glad for the inclement-weather-induced opportunity!).

Filed! (by approximate subject)

From ‘animals vol.2’ – two beautiful calico cat portraits by Gwen John
(c.1904-08, pencil & watercolour on paper)

While sorting this batch I came across these three images that beautifully capture the light and tonal qualities of a northern European autumn (one I’m already nostalgic for as I Michelin Man myself up with yet another layer, and watch the white stuff fall outside).

Christen Købke, Autumn Evening, Frederiksborg Castle in the Middle Distance (detail), 1837-38  |  Oil on canvas, 25.5 x 35.5 cm

Egon Schiele, Autumn Tree in the Wind, 1912
Oil on canvas, 80 x 80.5 cm

John Everett Millais, Dew-Drenched Furze, 1889-99
Oil on canvas, 170.2 x 121.9 cm

some of my work, available on etsy
support worldwide wild cat conservation

instagram

Bearing a heavy load…
-
#streetart #graffiti #graphiscape #urban #signage #noentry #silhouette #bentdouble #heavy #weight #typography #tatemodern #bankside #london #texture #red
- Aerial landscape…
-
#moss #islands #aerial_view #map #damp #green #flagstone #london #winter
- A majestic mane on a London lion
-
#highgate_cemetery #london #lion #mane #tomb #victorian #funerary_art #patina #weathered #verdigris #teal #pattern #design #colour #cat
- Good riddance 2017 - don’t let the door hit you on the way out…
-
#rotjaar #goodriddance #wayout #newyear #forward #onward_and_upward

#london #tube #london_underground #tiles #tilework #signage #vintage #typography #black #green #pattern
- Psychokinetic cat...
-
#amsterdam #ndsm #streetart #graffiti #telekinesis #cat #black #white #texture #the_vandal_cat #art by @mineki_
- A month has passed since we had to say goodbye to our beautiful, gentle Gira. I still hear the clickety-clack of his claws on the wooden floors. From the corner of my eye I think I glimpse the tip of a silver tail rounding a doorframe. I hear his peeps and purrs and calls for breakfast in the murmurings of the central heating coming on at 6am. I mistake a castoff garment on the bed for a curled-up, contented cat. And for a brief moment my heart soars… and then breaks all over again.
-
#house_of_shadows #phantoms #void #loss #grief #yearning #rip #gira #best_fur_buddy #cat #shadows
-

Archives

%d bloggers like this: