Okay so Victorian AUs are pretty rad, but what about a Regency AU? Right? The clothes are so much more fun!
Those are carriage clocks, period microscopes, a Galileo thermometer, and a printing press - I figure without radio, publishing one of the (highly editorial) papers of the time would make sense.
Also I’m not going to worry about the exact historical accuracy of Cecil’s attire because he wears furry pants in canon so…yeah. His is a slightly earlier and more elaborate style than what Carlos is wearing since everyone likes to dress him a little “retro.”
There’s this thing where Jessica sometimes asks me for info on historic costume and then when she posts the things i (irrationally) feel extra chuffed and proud like I somehow had a hand in it. Also - I fucking love AUs. LOVE THEM. AMAZING.
every blonde needs a brunette bff (and vice versa :3 )
also - FRECKLES!!!
Elizabeth Woodville is a scheming vixen, but damn if she isn’t stylish.
This was a piece commissioned by the talented historical novelist Susan Higginbotham.
I adore Joanne’s interpretations of historic women and her awesome attention to detail as regards historic costume & adornment♥
It’s been said that Coke and Pepsi divide the world between them; there is no third. And by Coke I mean Shakespeare and by Pepsi I mean Dante.
Though to tell the truth I prefer Dr. Pepper. And by Dr. Pepper I mean Dr. Pepper.
IMO dipthatpen is a must-follow for any Shakespeare lover.
sometimes I feel like a big fat fraud because i’m always posting fancy pretty stuff from my sketchbook when in reality like70% of it is like stupid stuff like this
Chihiro & Kohaku ♥ - I refuse to believe they didn’t find each other again.
I am so ready for Doctor Who to be doing it’s thing again. Gonna miss This goober, but am SO excited to see how Peter Capaldi handles the role.
"A Name That Never Ends" by Aaron Jasinski
If you have only seen the 80’s film adaptations of Neverending Story, I cannot encourage you to read the original book enough. Reading it was like being plunged into the feelings and thought processes of childhood again. I found myself sobbing at passages that weren’t really sad… but had such a delicate poignancy that they dug their claws into the soft underbelly of my hardened, jaded heart.
Fall is happening; time to stay home covered in blanket, listening to sad songs.
Illustration by Joanna Krotka
I visited the Harvard Museum of Natural History today, and one of their current exhibits is Glass Flowers, a truly astounding collection of glass plant models created by Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka from 1886 to 1936. They created nearly 4,400 models by hand out of glass with wire reinforcement. I could barely wrap my head around the time and skill that went into the collection. The models range across plant families and feature both actual size models as well as larger anatomical pieces.
If you live in the Boston area, definitely check out the museum and this exhibit.
I wish I’d known about this when I was up in Boston a couple weeks ago :( … this is amazing GLASS BOTANICAL MODELS WHAT?!?!
Together at last.
Small (and quite messy) painting with gouache. :>