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My Birthday Today and Jane Austen

I’ve spent my birthday today watching old movies, including a production of Northanger Abbey. So, I still have Jane Austen on my mind. Here is another of my watercolor ACEO portraits inspired by Jane Austen.

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Happy Birthday Jane Austen

One of my watercolor portraits inspired by Jane Austen.

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Not My Circus Not My Monkey Polish Proverb

“Self care” is a phrase I keep in mind to manage stress in life. It is important to maintain our own peace of mind while the stressful drama of others whirls around us. This is an old Polish proverb that … Continue reading

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Nature Watercolor by Alice Flynn

Dragonfly and bee Rocky Mountain scene in Montana

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Flowers In The Midst Of Winter

Drawing of petunias in the flower bed of the Feathered Pipe Ranch.  Venus Velvet #2 in sketchbook by Alice Flynn

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Auction of Jane Austen Portrait At Sotheby’s The link above goes to the watercolor that inspired me in creating the watercolors of Jane Austen and her characters. – Alice My painting:

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Another Mr Darcy Portrait

UPDATE: This painting sold on 4/24/13.  This ACEO size watercolor is an original painting in my series of many portraits of Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.  It is in my Etsy shop at this link.

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Mr Darcy Watercolor Portrait

This is the most recent ACEO sized watercolor in my series of Jane Austen character portraits.  Each reader of Pride and Prejudice has her own imagined image of Mr. Darcy.  Our ideas of Darcy are now influenced by the film … Continue reading

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In Vain Have I Struggled, It Will Not Do

This is a vintage illustration I have adapted to portray Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”.  It includes the quote from Captain Wentworth in “Persuasion”, “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.” and from Darcy, … Continue reading

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English Historical Fiction Authors: “Emma” Illustrated and Other News

English Historical Fiction Authors: “Emma” Illustrated and Other News. From 1896 newspaper reports, this blog article tells the tale of Hugh Thomson’s illustration of Jane Austen’s “Emma”.

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Jane Austen’s ring expected to sell for $46,000 at auction – The Look

  Jane Austen’s ring expected to sell for $46,000 at auction – The Look.

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Artists Have Bills & Can’t Work For Free

I was inspired by a similar poster to make this design and offer it on mugs, tees, cards, prints, magnets, and more at Cafepress.  Too often, creative workers are expected to give their work away.  We have bills to pay … Continue reading

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History of the Color Wheel | Part 1 — Imprint-The Online Community for Graphic Designers

  History of the Color Wheel | Part 1 — Imprint-The Online Community for Graphic Designers.  Some beautiful images of very old color wheels in this article… doesn’t it remind you of your Pantone book?

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Art, Mystery And Posh Pigments In ‘Sacre Bleu’ : NPR

Sacred blue of the Virgin Mary’s cloak!  I just listened to the interview on NPR of the author of Sacre Bleu, Christopher Moore.  It sounds intriguing.  You can read it or listen online at the link below.  Recently in the … Continue reading

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Lost Charlotte Brontë story comes to light – books – TODAY.com

Lost Charlotte Brontë story comes to light – books – TODAY.com. This is the Getty images portrait illustration at MSNBC.com.

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Coping With Downton Abbey Withdrawals – Jane Austen & Dickens Treatment

If you have loved the Masterpiece PBS series Downton Abbey, you may be feeling withdrawals from the drama after last night’s finale of the season.  Until the third season is aired, where do we turn for our romantic fix?  Never … Continue reading

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Mr. Darcy, The Heart Throb Valentine of Pemberley

“… and not all his large estate in Derbyshire could then save him from having a most forbidding, disagreeable countenance, and being unworthy to be compared with his friend.” Chapter 3, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen The above design … Continue reading

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What ho, Jeeves!

Do you like P. G. Wodehouse?  Wooster and Jeeves?  What about Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry?  Or, maybe you are a hipster from Portland sporting a mustache.  Here is a new design for the new year of 2012… I can’t … Continue reading

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‘Printing for Kingdom, Empire & Republic’ – Review – NYTimes.com

  Do you love type?  I cringe whenever I think of the boxes of letterpress lead type I sold in a yard sale in the ’80’s.  The person buying it planned to melt it down.  The New York Times today … Continue reading

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Death Comes To Pemberley – By P. D. James – Book Review – NYTimes.com

Earlier I posted a review and interview of P.D. James about her new murder mystery, Death Comes To Pemberley.  Today there is a review in the New York Times.  Love of Jane Austen’s work is as ardent in 2011 as … Continue reading

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