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Advent Calendar

A downloadable advent calendar, from Marie Claire Idées, either illustrated or art directed (?) by Marion Taslé…thanks Sticker&Stuff

Alice Pattullo for Selvedge Magazine

Paul Bommer has made one for grown-ups. See all the days at the St.Nicholas Centre……

Caroline Gardner

and four delightful ones from one of my favourite illustrators, Melissa Sweet

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Spitalfields Artists

One of my favourite blogs, SpitalfieldsLife, has put up a wonderful, indepth post on the artists of the Spitalfields, London neighbourhood, in conjunction with an exhibition of their work. Featuring Alice Pattullo (who also designed the poster at the very bottom)…

 Laura Knight

the charming illustrator Paul Bommer

…with many more artists featured (with interviews). The exhibition is at Ben Pentreath until November 24th…

 

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The Summer Day

The Summer Day by Mary Oliver

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
From Les Animaux tel Qu’ils Sont, from a Flickr site, thanks to Agence Eureka…thanks MinistryOfType
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Bommer’s Spitalfields

Inspired by stories in the book ‘Spitalfields Life‘ (a lovely assortment of tales of the people and places in London’s East End), Paul Bommer has made some wonderful Delft tiles depicting significant sights there…

Billingsgate Fish Market…

Rob Ryan…

Steve Benbow, Urban Beekeeper…

Jewish Soup Kitchen, Brune Street…

The Duke of Wellington…

…to see more of these lovely tiles, go to the exhibition this weekend, or take a peek at Paul’s Flickr site…thanks SpitalfieldsLife

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