The New York Public Library Stereogranimator lets you create animated GIFs from images in their stereograph collection.
This striking bag features details from a chalk and watercolor painting "Clouds against blue sky" (digitized from a painting by the Dutch painter Abraham Teerlink, from the Rijksmuseum Rijksstudio). The front side also features a 19th century sketch of a winged warrior girl (possibly Iris the messenger of the gods) by Elisabeth Kemper. Modern Handmade. Shop Tapestry bags here.
I've been enjoying designing these "portable pocket" tapestry bags. Most have two pieces of art from the Rijksmuseum Rijksstudio along with graphic elements that I add -- lines, dots, hash marks. Once the "suede" fabric (actually a sueded polyester cloth that has a lovely nap and sheen) is printed, I cut, sew, and put the finishing touches on them.
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A few years ago my cousin requested these Leonard Cohen lyrics on a prayer flag and this is what I designed. Mourning his loss and the voice that resonated like no other.
The 2017 version of the limited edition New Jersey Full Moon Calendar is here. Celebrate the beauty and bounty of the Garden State with this organic cotton knit tea towel that features a "sky selfie" (taken in August when the Black-Eyed Susans are in all their glory). It also has a snippet of lyrics from a Neil Young song... "there's a full moon rising, let's go dancing in the light" ...
Let your color flag fly. Shop Tapestry Bags here.
My tapestry bags are made of a "sueded" fabric that resembles sueded leather, is durable, and can be washed. It has a soft nap and -- unlike sueded leather -- can be printed with vivid colors and images. The strap is nylon paracord -- strong and graphic. Shop Tapestry Bags here.
A modern handmade bag printed with the exquisite details of a unique artist (Jan Toorop, a Dutch Impressionist, Symbolist, and Art Nouveau painter, Illustrator, and graphic designer). The background design is from an old map. Perfect size for a night out to carry your phone and other essentials. Shop Tapestry bags here.
Now that's the way to drink tea.
[Detail from a photo of art students at the St Paul School of Fine Arts' summer classes, Mendota, Minn. Pictured in some or all of the collection are: Minnie K. Bailey, Zella Newcomb Bohm, Helen Brack, Ella Nabersbery Byard, Maud K. Clum, Verna Ayer Okerberg, Antoinette DeForest Parsons and Edith Kendrick Sanders. (From the collection of the Smithsonian; see the full image here: St. Paul School of Fine Arts, Russian Tea Party, 1896)]
Dashed into a building's arched entry-way (Jacob Reed's Sons Store, 1424-26 Chestnut St., Philadelphia) to get out of the rain; looked up and found a wonderful series of Mercer Tile mosaics including this one of women doing needlework (the Peaceful Arts). All the mosaics depict crafts related to the garment industry.
New tapestry in the shop. The image is from a pencil and paint illustration on paper by the Dutch artist Bernard Willem Wierink, circa 1937 (Rijksmuseum, Rijksstudio). Shop Tapestry Wall Panels here.
New Jersey! We're one of a kind and now we have our own calendar!
Celebrate the beauty and bounty of the “Garden State” with the 2016 "Cup of Kindness" New Jersey Full Moon Calendar that showcases the beauty and bounty of New Jersey.
This colorful "tea towel" calendar combines the traditional Native American Indian “Full Moon” names (e.g., the Snow Moon, the Hunger Moon) with the unique attributes of New Jersey — and shows all the phases (new, waxing, full, waning) of the moon for each month. April's full moon is the “Road-Side-Market Moon” (where we love to buy our Jersey Fresh produce). August is the “Jersey Peaches Moon” (peaches have been cultivated and enjoyed here since the 1600s). December is the “Cup of Kindness Moon” pictured in the artwork (lets try and make the world a better place).
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“I may not have written the song, but I could add my story to it. Everyone out there could. That was what made music so powerful.” [Tara Kelly in Amplified]
New tapestry in the shop. The image is from a watercolor painting by Maurice Leon (Rijksmuseum, Rijksstudio). Shop Tapestry Wall Panels here.
This girl looks like she travels always ready to make herself a cup of tea. The image is from the Rijksmuseum Rijksstudio, digitized from a chalk and watercolor painting by Abraham van Strij, the border is from a circa 1700 wallpaper fragment. A lovely image to hang on your wall.
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This knapsack features a pen and chalk drawing of a cortile (an enclosed area, typically roofless and arcaded, within or attached to a building) and has this quote printed inside: “There is nowhere to go but everywhere, to just keep on rolling under the stars.” (Jack Kerouac)
Artful Knapsacks are functional and beautiful; made from durable, heavyweight polyester canvas (45% recycled content). Washable (hang to dry).
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Functional and beautiful Knapsack made from durable, heavyweight polyester canvas (45% recycled content) printed on both sides. Perfect for the beach. Washable.
A set of two tapestry panels made from digital engravings from the Rijksmuseum Rijksstudio. The woman looks down at the earth, her arms raised in praise or wonder. The man steps out from his study and casts his eyes to the sky, raising his arms and hands, again, in praise or wonder.
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Two men and a woman (the personification of Geometry) measuring a large globe that shows the “New World” (Rijksmuseum Rijksstudio collection; based on a lost painting by Frans Floris and digitized from stained glass)
"When creating your own work using Rijksmuseum images you connect with the collection in your own personal way. ... the internet has made it possible for everybody to enjoy the Rijksmuseum, even if they will never visit it in real life."
I used this image on one of my Artful Knapsacks:
Get your own panel here.
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Functional and beautiful Knapsack made from durable, heavyweight polyester canvas (45% recycled content) printed on both sides with Leo Gestel's art (black chalk, crayons, pastels, Paris, 1910; Rijksmuseum Rijksstudio artwork).
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“There is only one way to translate a bird-song. … Study it thoroughly in all its moods, habits, occupations, emotions, reveries; at morning, at noon, at evening, at midnight. Find out patiently from all its songs, what each one means and take that one which will stand inclusively for it salient thought-traits. This will give you the key to the translation of such traits into words. Words are only thoughts putting on their clothes.” (Bird-songs Translated Into Words by Samuel Miller Hageman, 1887)
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