Robert L. Peters

12 April 2014

Beauty Revealed

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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).

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9 April 2014

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

—Rumi


6 March 2014

The trouble is, you think you have time…

—Buddha (distilled and adapted)


29 January 2014

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

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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…

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13 January 2014

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

—Leonardo da Vinci


2 January 2014

Find the black dot.

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(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

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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

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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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