Robert L. Peters

19 July 2013

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

—Mahatma Gandhi


18 July 2013

Patience makes lighter what sorrow may not heal.

Horace


17 July 2013

Counting with your hands…

counting_ones

counting_tens

counting_hundreds

(somewhere in 18th-century Italy)

I stumbled across these lovely images today… from an 18th century Italian book entitled Scoperta della chironomia, ossia, Dell’arte di gestire con le mani by Vicenzo Requeno, a Spanish monk living in Italy. The book examines the gestural techniques as recounted in various Greek and Latin authors, concentrating on representing numbers with the hand.

(source)


Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.

—Rumi


15 July 2013

A Swede in France…

lips-red-n-hat

taille

legs-sittin-straps

lips-red-with-bang

femme-daryl-liggande

madame-bleu

Paris, France

Lovisa Burfitt caught my eye. She’s a Swedish illustrator based in France, drawing fashion, accessories, food, make-up, travels, flowers, objects/interiors and more…


14 July 2013

TYPE EH*

beckyfull

jakefull

alexisfull

alexfull

allisonfull

kirafull

Vancouver, Canada

* “An underdog to North American Culture and overshadowed by Britain, we have been searching for our own National Identity. Steeped in history, diversity, and compassion it’s time we celebrated on home turf.”

These are from a collection of student-designed type posters celebrating things Canadian… 


13 July 2013

There is no cure for birth or death save to enjoy the interval.

George Santayana (1863-1952)


11 July 2013

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.

—Albert Einstein


10 July 2013

Reading is bliss.

Reading_black_Ephron

Reading_white_Ephron

Selkirk, Manitoba

Nearly a year ago I chanced across this Nora Ephron “quotable” on Facebook. Lauraine Twilley, a librarian friend, mentioned she would love to have a poster of it… well, here you go, Rainey.

To download a small (106 KB PDF) with both black and white poster versions suitable for printing, click here.


9 July 2013

Nothing is permanent in this world… not even our troubles.

Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977)


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