Robert L. Peters

12 April 2014

Beauty Revealed


Boston, Massachusetts, 1828

I came across an image of this exquisite miniature yesterday (6.7 cm x 8 cm, watercolour on ivory), and was intrigued to find out about its origin.

Painted as a self-portrait by Sarah Goodridge and given to statesman Daniel Webster after his wife died (Webster sat as a model for Sarah twelve times over two decades), it presents a provocative twist on the “traditional lover’s eye miniatures so popular in London” at the time. I know it would have gotten my attention…

Below is another watercolour-on-ivory self-portrait miniature done by Sarah (who never did marry) two years later, in 1830 (10.2 cm x 7.6 cm).


9 April 2014

To change, a person must face the dragon of his appetites with another dragon, the life-energy of the soul.


6 March 2014

The trouble is, you think you have time…

—Buddha (distilled and adapted)

29 January 2014

Kung Hei Fat Choy!


Best wishes for the Chinese/Lunar New Year!

(It’s the year of the wooden horse, same as my birth year).

23 January 2014

In case you've forgotten…


13 January 2014

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

—Leonardo da Vinci

2 January 2014

Find the black dot.


(more visual illusions here)

31 December 2013

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

—Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

30 December 2013

2014… by Matt Hunsberger




Somewhere in greater New York

Matt Hunsberger has been drawing calendars for each of the past 6 years. His 2014 calendar features a different geography fact for each day of the year…

See it in full size (or buy a print of it) here.

28 December 2013

Awaiting Serendipity




Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba

Evelin Richter‘s latest commission, Awaiting Serendipity, was completed and delivered just in time for Christmas. The hand-built ceramic sculptural piece (345mm x 180mm x 435mm) is glazed in antique silver and includes an old hand drill, mounted on a wooden base.

You rock, Girlfriend!

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