Findings is my weekly roundup of art, literature and needlework-inspired links from my wanderings around the web. Here are this week’s links:
- Chicago artist Jane Labowitch creates her amazing illustrations using an Etch-A-Sketch.
- The V&A Museum in London has an exhibition of historic English embroidery. See also the exhibition page for “Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery.”
- High school ceramics project valued at $50,000 on Antiques Roadshow. Whoops.
- Check out a collection of children’s illustrations of Alice in Wonderland.
- About.com has a list of “41 Things We Love about Embroidery.”
- I studied medieval and Renaissance art in college, so I find this kind of story fascinating: An Italian town fights over the fate of a Piero della Francesca fresco.
- “Allow me to introduce Mr. Plornishmaroontigoonter. Lord Podsnap, Count Smorltork, and Sir Clupkins Clogwog.” The JSTOR blog examines the outlandish names Charles Dickens gave his minor characters.
Video of the Week
If you are feeling a little down this weekend–or any time–watch this adorable mixed-media stop-motion animated short. I’ve watched it multiple times this week, and I giggle every time. So cute!