A.A. Milne, wise philosopher and Father of Pooh and Piglet amongst others, knew a thing or two.
"I don’t believe we’re inclined to focus on the big things, they’re just too overwhelming…we’re wired to hone in on what is manageable. Those small seeds are more than enough; they’re what we need." © S. Marian, May 22, 2012 An excerpt from "It’s the Small Things," to be found tomorrow on "A View From Outside the Box," url: adialogue
"I enjoyed fairy tales when I was younger and in turn I read them to my children. As a small child, I dined on fantasy. I was convinced that if I wanted something enough it would become real. I loved characters that could fly, the very idea of it! When I was about two years old I decided to try."
© S. Marian, May 15, 2012
An excerpt from “Once Upon Everyday” to be found on “A View From Outside The Box,” url: adialogue
Many thanks to you “my-tears-fill-an-Ocean” for your support in following me. A visit to your blog is like the best kind of store; amongst the visually arresting you find the beautifully incongruous, everyday objects and some things that seem out of place but remain in your memory. I offer you a lady holding the sun and a story connected to it (click on the link), as thanks.
Thank you “thinkful” for following me, I hope my humble images are up to your standard. Your blog is full of fantasty, drama, beauty, whimsy and grace; communicated through your brilliant graphic art. I encourage anyone reading this to click on the link and escape into another world for a while. Take a cup of tea with you, it could be a long journey. As thanks, I offer you the strangely beautiful work of Wojtek Siudmak, a contemporary Polish artist. This image and many more worth looking at can be found by clicking on the link.
Thanks very much “reggae-zellweger” of the beautiful hair for following me. As you are celebrating hedonistic expression in your blog, I shall express my thanks through an icon; Gatsby. No one knew how to party like F.Scott Fitzgerald’s character the great, Gatsby, his parties were legend, stylish, excess de rigueur.
"Everything she did was done with panache, a look on her face that seemed to say, "but of course."
~ S. Marian
(These beautiful images were created by René Gruau, a favourite illustrator in the world of haute couture in the 1940;s & ‘50’s. Combining a free and expressive use of line with a classical restraint, Gruau created daring, sensual works of art that have been compared with Toulouse Lautrec.)