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Tim Ingram

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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2014, 10:54:31 PM »
Oh, isn't that good! Should be the frontespiece for the new snowdrop book.
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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2014, 06:51:14 AM »
Brilliant, thanks Brian.
Some lovely things on here now.

I went to see the 'Facing the Modern' (The portrait in Vienna) exhibition at the National Gallery recently with friends; they had Elena Luksch-Makowsky's Self Portrait with her son Peter, which has her son clutching a bunch of snowdrops;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Elena_Luksch-Makowsky_-_Self_Portrait_with_her_son_Peter.jpg
 
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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2014, 07:37:31 AM »
Perhaps this is the right place....?


lovelysnowdrops by John Jearrard, on Flickr

Brilliant, reminds me of spike milligans drawings.

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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2014, 09:04:42 AM »
He's 'Magnet'ized perhaps? :)

The child in the self portrait is a delight but where is the lady herself? A self portrait without a head, so far as I can see.
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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2014, 10:00:26 AM »
A tender self portrait Gail.

He's 'Magnet'ized perhaps? :)

Groan ;)
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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2014, 10:30:14 AM »
I am enjoying this thread very much and wondered if there is anyone prepared to put together a lecture on this subject.  I am sure snowdrop event organisers would welcome something different.
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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2014, 08:08:41 PM »
Don't you just love it when your favourite things come together?  In my case, snowdrops and Moorcroft pottery.

Is the vase Godfrey Owen, with artistic licence?





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« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2014, 08:32:03 PM »
I'm glad to see that plant sale money is being wisely spent Margaret ;D
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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2014, 04:30:03 PM »
Ohhh, nice thread!! here I put a bowl colored by my Ukrainian good friend - eye doctor ;D

And I had spun G. koenenianus lace myself by cold winter evenings ::) ::) a hobby....
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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2014, 04:58:08 PM »
Ohhh, nice thread!! here I put a bowl colored by my Ukrainian good friend - eye doctor ;D

And I had spun G. koenenianus lace myself by cold winter evenings ::) ::) a hobby....
Well, of course we know how clever you are with knitting and the like    ;).........  we have the evidence of your  lace work already   ;D : http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=5698.msg158277#msg158277

- but  you know it would, I think, be possible to truly copy the leaf  to make  lace  !  8) The patterns are so beautiful.

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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2014, 05:58:40 PM »
Can we invite whoever puts this talk together to come and speak to us in Kent? It's a brilliant idea of Olive's and might even cheer up a few Yorkshiremen and women once they've read T'ed Hughes' poem. Dr. Dilys Davies gave a great talk to our HPS Group years ago on plants in paintings, and I have always found the history of botanical art fascinating. And those cross sections of snowdrop leaves are very beautiful; a reminder of student days peering down microscopes. Hope this thread keeps its querky nature!
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« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2014, 02:29:47 PM »
Well, of course we know how clever you are with knitting and the like    ;).........  we have the evidence of your  lace work already   ;D : http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=5698.msg158277#msg158277

- but  you know it would, I think, be possible to truly copy the leaf  to make  lace  !  8) The patterns are so beautiful.

many thanks, Maggi, I see I found here a real connoisseur of a Dimi's lace beaux-arts  8) I'll go further bending crochet hooks and knitting needles  :-X
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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2014, 08:44:02 PM »
I am finding making lace very difficult but thought you may like to see some of my bobbins...
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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2014, 08:48:22 PM »
I went to Blacksmith's Cottage Garden snowdrop sale today and was very impressed with Christine Mole's snowdrops!
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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2014, 09:08:06 PM »
I had a friend who made bobbin lace on a pillow with lovely  antique bobbins - none so appealing as yours though, Gail.  I watched her work many times - and never understood how it worked! :-\

The painted snowdrop nails are quite something - it must have taken ages to do those - such fiddly work-  what  fun for a special 'drop day!

 Missing a 'Kencot Ripple', though........ perhaps in fear of losing a finger...... :-X
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