May 26, 2008
May 20, 2008
i think one of my favorite materials to work with has to be muslin - i love the way it looks with heat transferred drawings. i've added a few more muslin based creations to my etsy shop today and am especially excited about the antlered black swan drawstring bag.
Posted by Liza Corbett at 3:24 PM
May 19, 2008
My grandmother gave me this newspaper clipping from 1901 announcing Queen Victoria's death. I find the caption "VICTORIA, THE GREATEST OF ENGLAND'S RULERS, DEAD AT OSBORNE HOUSE, ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT" to be a fascinating bit of history. But the best part is the mundane series of ads on the reverse for carpets, automobile coats, furs and steamer trunks.
Posted by Liza Corbett at 1:02 AM
May 18, 2008
The latest Masterpiece Theater production - Cranford - was utterly mesmerizing... and I am very sad that the series concluded tonight. The attention to period detail, the amazing actors, the mix of comedy and tragedy - I will miss it all. But I will especially miss the elegant melancholy of Lady Ludlow and her chic ensemble of silver and grey.
Posted by Liza Corbett at 11:51 PM
May 11, 2008
May 10, 2008
We finally saw the Gustave Courbet show at the Met today and I'm so happy to have seen this huge retrospective of his work before the show closes next week. I especially liked his nudes that depicted women with body hair and skin marked by corsets — a level of realism that was highly shocking at the time. Accompanying these paintings were a selection of erotic 19th century photographs, which I found interesting, as that kind of photography was referenced in a novel that I just finished — it was set in the same Victorian time period and was called The Meaning of Night.
Posted by Liza Corbett at 8:11 PM