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Yuri’s bears

Posted: November 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

The wonderful illustrator Yuri Vasnetsov was born in Russia in 1900. He studied modern art but found his greatest inspiration in traditional Russian folk art and his love of wildlife. Animals of all kinds spring to life in his drawings and paintings with much humor and sometimes a touch of dread. Bears were a favorite subject. Here are some terrific examples.

Mr. Vasnetsov was able to give all his animal creations a strong and distinct personality. Despite having lost a leg and trekking in deep snow, this bear seems to be looking on the bright side of life. It’s good to be home!

⌃Here are the famous Three Bears in a happy daytime woodland scene.

⌃And a different trio in a nighttime setting.

⌃This bear has found a  reluctant sailing companion, who also serves as a boat!

 

⌃And this painting shows Yuri’s love of bears is shared by all.

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Happy Halloween!

Posted: October 31st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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Scarycrows

Posted: October 28th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

When scarecrows SCARE MORE THAN CROWS, you know Halloween is just around the corner!

You’ll notice there are NO CROWS in any of these fields. AND I’M NOT THERE EITHER. Well done, scarycrows!

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Handy horror

Posted: October 19th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Spooky style. The last word in terrible taste. Terrible, as in terror. Get your frightful fashion going. It’s the time of year for a wicked wardrobe!

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Fright of way

Posted: October 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

Haunted houses are yesterday’s Halloween horrors. This year’s spine-chilling scares come from HAUNTED SIDEWALKS. Take a look at these paranormal pathways…and try not to scream!

Pound the pavement this Halloween…IF YOU DARE!

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Pictures of boo!

Posted: October 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Toronto artist David Irvine adds unexpected elements to thrift-store paintings to create a whole new way of looking at the subject matter. Among his offbeat additions are scary movie stars.

Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th drops in for a visit at this charming woodsy cottage.

Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre helps a local gardener collect some flowers for her indoor display.

Michael Meyers from Halloween takes a moment out of his frenetic day to enjoy the seasonal foliage.

Slimer from Ghostbusters goes haunted-house hunting.

And Jack O’Lantern shares a fun, frightful tale with a lucky pair of picnicking siblings.

To see more of David Irvine’s imaginatively innovative works, check out his Etsy.

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It’s October!

Posted: October 1st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

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Farewell, summer. Welcome, autumn!

Posted: September 23rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

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Happy Labor Day!

Posted: September 3rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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Wolfing around

Posted: September 1st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

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