I love love love spending a full Sunday wandering through antique shops and flea markets...you never ever know what you may find...it is like a diver heading under water and finding large trunks filled with all sorts of things and sometimes you find hidden treasures.....I am a sucker for all things that are hand carved....like this cute hand carved bunny that is a box....it is so adorable and the work that went into it makes me happy....just knowing that it was hand made makes it priceless...to me!
I also collect these silly things all the time....and today I snapped up this cool set that was also hand carved....amazing!
and for some art projects I picked up this dictionary from 1940....it is amazing with the cool illustrations in it...I think it will make some really neat additions to some mixed media work....and how silly that in this day and age ....there will be no printed dictionaries....pretty crazy!!! so this is a gem!!!
oh and I fell in love with this artist from Copenhagen.....Bjorn Wiinblad....these amazing plates really inspired me today....this one above is January.....and I love it!!! I want them all....he created one for each month and I love his illustrations!!!
Bjorn Wiinblad was born in Copenhagen September 20, 1918. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Rosenthal China of Germany and Nymolle Pottery of Denmark are among the more famous companies that commissioned him to design for them. His works can be found in museums all over Europe. He has also designed scenery for the Royal Danish Ballet and illustrated books and posters. He now resides twelve miles outside of Copenhagen in the town of Hjortekaer.
20 September 1918 - 8 June 2006
He lived a long and wonderful life...and it just goes to show you that you can enjoy a long and happy life if you do what you love....
I am very inspired by his work and by the amazing day I had with my two boys....