Saturday, November 1, 2014

Black Butterflies




Original 8" x 10" acrylic painting on acid free paper. A young entomologist catching spicebush swallowtail butterflies.
 The Black Butterflies at My Good Babushka.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Black Butterflies




New work started today. Black Butterflies, or the Killing Jar.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Bird Feeder



The Bird Feeder.  At My Good Babushka. The Bird Feeder. Original acrylic painting 8" x10" on acid free paper by Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler.
Inspired by the Golden Legend of Jacobus de Voragine. The story of St. Remy. Birds accompanied him whenever he sat down to eat, to share in his food. I imagined when he sat down to dine his arms grew long enough for his dinner companions to have a nice perch. Surreal fairy tale charm.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Bird Feeder.




The Bird Feeder. Work in progress today.
Inspired by the Golden Legend of Jacobus de Voragine. The story of St. Remy. Birds accompanied him whenever he sat down to eat, to share in his food. I imagined when he sat down to dine his arms grew long enough for his dinner companions to have a nice perch. Surreal fairy tale charm.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Birdfeeder




There is an apocryphal story in The Golden Legend of St. Remy, and how whenever he at the birds came down to share his meal because he was so gentle and blessed. I thought to depict this meal, being shared with the birds, too many birds, and Remy's arms growing long enough for all the birds to perch on them as they were eating his bread.

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Seeksorrow



Original 8" x 10" acrylic on acid-free paper painting. Inspired by the archaic word- seek-sorrow- one who strives to give himself or herself vexation. Here is a strange little man dowsing for sorrow in a dark forest.
by Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler. The Seeksorrow at My Good Babushka.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Seeksorrow



Seeksorrow is an archaic word for one who strives to give himself vexation. So here I've imagined an odd little figure dowsing for sorrows in a dark wood.

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.