Quiet Roars
About ▾ Ask me anything ▾Search ▾Archive Theme ▾

teaganwhite:

Wren Day

gouache & watercolor on paper

(I couldn’t decide which colors I liked best — the blue is a photoshopped alternate version, and the gold is closer to the original painting.)

My piece for the Animystics show at Light Grey Art Lab, opening this Friday! The show is all about the spiritual and mystical ideas associated with different animals, and I chose to illustrate the Wren because of its place in druid lore and celtic mythology.

In one tale, the wren won the title of King of Birds when he hid unnoticed under the feathers of an eagle in a race, and flew ahead at the last second. Ancient druid rituals involved sacrificing a wren at midwinter, and the tradition was carried on into Christian times, with “wrenboys” catching a wren on St Stephen’s Day, tying it to a decorated pole, and marching from door to door in the village wearing costumes made of straw, asking for donations.

My piece was inspired by the St Stephen’s Day (or Wren Day) tradition, which I first learned about from a lovely little song called Wren in the Furze, which you can (and definitely should) listen to here.

(via tangfarts)

palneaux:

Frank Godwin, published in a 1921 edition of The Blue Fairy Book for “The Story of Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Paribanou.”

palneaux:

Frank Godwin, published in a 1921 edition of The Blue Fairy Book for “The Story of Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Paribanou.”

(via yoyonaki)

historical-nonfiction:

hand-colored prints taken around 1880 in Japan

mrdiv:

vertigo

mrdiv:

vertigo

cross-connect:

www.alijakamber.com
Just one image from my Havana collection.

cross-connect:

www.alijakamber.com

Just one image from my Havana collection.

angrywhistler:

Melinda Matyas (Hungarian from Transylvania)

angrywhistler:

Melinda Matyas (Hungarian from Transylvania)

(via red-lipstick)

mlysza:

some grand budapest studies

mlysza:

some grand budapest studies

(via violentcosmos)

whiskey-wolf:

$2,500.00 Titanium and Gold Lip Pearl Linerlock

This knife is from Suchat’s New Diamond Edition. This liner locking folder features a carved Robert Calcinore Mosaic Damascus blade. The handle has carved titanium bolsters, carved gold lip pearl scales with pink/green/yellow stone inserts, carved matching Damascus rear bolsters, and carved and anodized titanium liners and back-spacer.

(via cryptovolans)

badcopsgoodcop:

do you see this? do you fucking see this? do you see this travesty abigail (goodcopsbadcop) and i had to sit through an hour of? DO YOU SEE?

kind of terrifying.