The Hermitage

Painter, illustrator, maker of clocks & teller of tales, who travelled in a house on wheels to the edge of Dartmoor and now sits there amongst books and paint finding beauty in otherness..

This will be a scrapbook of ideas, visuals to inspire, and snippets from my own journey.

http://intothehermitage.blogspot.com
wingsandfins:

Engraving of the natal scene of Mary Toft, a twenty-five year old woman who claimed to have given birth to rabbits, ca. 1726.  Eventually it was revealed as a hoax; Toft had inserted parts of rabbits inside of herself and then feigned birth.
Archives Hub: A Cabinet of Curiosities: Mary Toft

wingsandfins:

Engraving of the natal scene of Mary Toft, a twenty-five year old woman who claimed to have given birth to rabbits, ca. 1726.  Eventually it was revealed as a hoax; Toft had inserted parts of rabbits inside of herself and then feigned birth.

Archives Hub: A Cabinet of Curiosities: Mary Toft

libraryland:

Medieval binding fragment, Yale Law Library

libraryland:

Medieval binding fragment, Yale Law Library

my ceiling the sky, my carpet the grass,

my music the lowing of herds as they pass;

my books are the brooks, my sermons the stones,

my parson’s a wolf on a pulpit of bones.

— allen mccanless (cowboy poet), 1885

(via cosmic-dust)