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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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Montana Vintage Era Cousin

If you follow my work, you will have noticed a thread of family characters in Montana from earlier times in the 20th century.  This one was inspired by a cousin named Bill.  Are you reminded of  “A River Runs Through … 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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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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Patrick mac Calpuirn o Éireann, Patron Saint of Ireland (387 – 461) – Genealogy

From the genealogy site geni.com, here is a biographical history of Saint Patrick. Patrick mac Calpuirn o Éireann, Patron Saint of Ireland (387 – 461) – Genealogy.

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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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New Design For Latino and Latina Voters

The 2012 presidential election campaign is heating up, and as we enter the new year, voters will be rallying around their choices. Earlier this year I created “Latina American Voter” and “Latino American Voter” designs as shown above for the … Continue reading

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Jane Austen, Happy Birthday December Baby

My birthday is December 20, so I have sympathy for others who are December (Christmas) babies.  In Jane Austen’s time, birthdays and Christmas did not carry all the fanfare and great expectations that they do today.  It makes me wonder … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Portrait Painting, watercolor

This is the painting done today, another portrait of author Jane Austen.  Are you a Janeite, or an “Obstinate, headstrong girl!”? The original is for sale in my etsy shop HERE.

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In ‘Pemberley,’ James Picks Up Where Austen Left Off : NPR

In ‘Pemberley,’ James Picks Up Where Austen Left Off : NPR. I just listened to this wonderful interview on NPR with the author P. D. James about her new book written about the continuation of Jane Austen’s story of Pride … Continue reading

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Art Trading Card Mr. Darcy Original Watercolor

    SOLD ON 12/7/11 This watercolor was done today and uploaded to my Etsy shop.  It portrays the romantic Regency character, Mr. Darcy, from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.  The size is 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches, the standard … Continue reading

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