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Tapestry Panel: Earth below, Sky above


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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Rijksmuseum Rijksstudio: connect in your own personal way

BK-2011-1Two 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)

An interesting interview with Martijn Pronk, head of Publications at the Rijksmuseum by We Are Museums:

"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:


Artful Knapsack: Bohemé

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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Artful Knapsack: Of Birdsongs...

Functional & beautiful Knapsack made from durable, heavyweight polyester canvas featuring woodcut of birds on one side and an ornamental tree on the other.

“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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The Peaceful Arts: Reading

This celebration of the Peaceful Arts features a collage of women reading (all from the Rijksmuseum) with colorful and decorative Le Mois Journal art in the center; printed on a silky polyester fabric and framed.

A very well worth while thing


"It is a very well worth while thing to put into words or drawings the things we cherish and love most, for when it is done, it helps us to hold those things which are best in us." (Charlotte Gulick,  founder of the Camp Fire Girls)

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This year's Easter rabbit (one of many :->) for the table; cut and stitched from my own felted cloth and new Tile curtains that I designed.