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20 Mar 2009

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I adore whimsical and folkish illustrations, especially children's, as well as dark and offbeat ones. Now that I have a child, I feel that I have an excuse to buy some gorgeous art for her future bedroom walls. Well, prints at least.


1. Annie Wilkinson 2. The Hermitage 3. Melissa Peck
4. Valeria DoCampo 5. Scalia 6. Josee Bisaillon

Illustrations aren't just eye candy, the ones I like best often cause a visceral reaction in me that trigger thoughts and ideas and subtle inspirations.

And a trailer for an animated film... Sita Sings the Blues.





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Although, how small is her waist!?

Happy Spring equinox!

19 comments:

  1. The prints are so nice. I love the Hermitage. And her blog is so so wonderful. And what an interesting trailer. I love the use of color in it.

    I hope you enjoy your Springtime with your little Wildflower.

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  2. Those are awesome! I'm a sucker for anything with red & white pokka-dot mushrooms ;-)

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  3. Great prints and great colours. Am particularly drawn to the first one.

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  4. I totally agree with you about the effects of this type of art. The dark and wimsy in one has an interesting ability to take you back to childhood moments of spending too much time under a tree in the back garden as night rolls over you. I love the selection you picked - lucky little girl you have!

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  5. I love folk art as well, especially the slightly eccentric! Happy Spring Equinox to you and yours as well. :)

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  6. I love the prints. I know exactly what you mean when you say they inspire you! There is a lot of inspiration in those prints! :)

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  7. My kids have a print from The Hermitage too! Their room has more art on the walls than any other in our house. They also have a Van Gogh print that my son picked out from an old calendar, a Beatrix Potter print I found at the thrift store, and a big drawing I made for them for Christmas. High art and low :-)

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  8. Love the art! My Little Greek goddess is especially fond of the Scalia. Thanks for sharing these!

    Wendy

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  9. It's all delightful. I adore the Hermitage. Takes me all sorts of places.

    And I love Sita Sings the Blues! Looks like a scream!

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  10. Ah the hermitage. How wonderful she do create. Wish I had talent. Love those piccies. What is it about red and white spotted toadstools? So magical. Of course, when they grow in abundance, as they do here in autumn, you are paranoid about your kidlet eating them and thence dying. Pretty to look at. No eating!

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  11. Love it, especially the video...I showed it to my 4 1/2 year old, she is obsessed with Hindu deities right now...I gave her Sanjay Patel's Little Book of Hindu Deities a few months ago, which is full of anime style pictures of the entire Hindu pantheon, and she is literally obsessed. She has taken it to preschool for sharing four times. I don't think her teacher quite knows what to make of it. Neither do I frankly, but it definitely is all about the pictures.

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  12. I like that last one, by Josee Bisaillon. Okay the movie trailer, how trippy is that? I love Indian music...

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  13. mommymystic - that's brilliant. The dieties are quite interesting to look at, so i don't blame her.

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  14. I love the idea of your Wildflower growing up with such evocative-dreamy-magickal inspiration on her walls. You and I are drawn to such similar aesthetics, and I LOVE that trailer. Wow. Sita doesn't just sing the blues, she rocks! Mine eyes lit up with glee and delight watching it.

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  15. and yes, the size of her waist is disturbing!

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  16. beautiful prints. i love folk art as well. this post reminded me of a film made in 2005 called mirrormask. it's not folk art, but it's magical and fantastic. it's about a young girl whose family is in the circus and she wants to run away to join "real life" but then her mother falls ill and the girl begins a journey, either internally or literally into another world. pretty amazing. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0366780/

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  17. Oh wow mountainmama, that sunds fab, will check it out, thanks.

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