Friday, October 24, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fairy Tale for Paul




Inspired by the apocryphal story of St. Paul the Hermit in The Golden Legend of Jacobus de Voragine. After his death, Paul was attended to and buried by two lions. The scene has a fairy tale, folk tale charm.
 Fairy Tale for Paul at My Good Babushka

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Paul the Hermit and the Two Lions




There is an apocryphal story of St. Paul, the hermit, indicating that after his death he was attended and buried by two lions. Here is my fairy-tale, fable-ish illustration of that scene.

Monday, October 20, 2014

C is for Catherine Wheel, D is for Drowning



Hand embroidered piece, C is for Catherine Wheel, is now finished in my abecedarian of demise. I'm moving on to D is for Drowning.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Caul



Caul. Original acrylic painting on acid free paper, approximately 8" x 10".
Portrait of a woman with a caul. It was once thought to be good luck to be born with part of the amniotic sac attached. This is a surrealistic portrait of a woman with the placenta worn as a veil. Inspired by vintage medical illustrations and some vintage photographs of dissections.
By Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler

The painting does not include the black bars of the "My Good Babushka" watermark included here for formatting and security purposes.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Caul




Caul. Work in progress. It was once thought to be good luck to be born with part of the amniotic sac attached. This is a surrealistic portrait of a woman with the placenta worn as a veil. Inspired by vintage medical illustrations and some vintage photographs of dissections.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Caul




It was once thought to be good luck to be born with part of the amniotic sac attached. This is a surrealistic portrait of a woman with the placenta worn as a veil. Inspired by vintage medical illustrations and some vintage photographs of dissections.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

C is for Catherine Wheel



C is for Catherine Wheel. Hand embroidered, part of my Abecedarian of Demise series. Still in progress.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Luna Park Clown Band



Original painting. Acrylic on canvas board 14" x 18".
Luna Park Clown Band. Inspired by a vintage photograph of the same subject.
Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler. At My Good Babushka.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mari Lwyd

The Mari Lwyd, the Gray Mare, is a Welsh midwinter tradition. It is a luck-bringing ritual in which the participants accompany a person disguised as a horse, complete with horse skull, from house to house and sing at each door in exchange for food and money. At My Good Babushka.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Mari Lwyd



Work in progress on my Mari Lwyd. A Welsh midwinter tradition, a luck-bringing ritual in which a company along with a person disguised as a horse go from house to house and sing at each door to get food and money. I am painting the Mari Lwyd, the gray mare, alone.