George Wimpenny, Clara Potts sitting at an easel painting a still life of flowers, 1897
Saturday, 6 June 2015
Friday, 3 April 2015
...that the words "text" and "textile" are family?
Because they both derive from the latin word "textus", that meant "thing woven",
(textus being the past participle stem of texere which meant "to weave, to join, fit together, braid, interweave, construct, fabricate, build,")
Can you think of ways in which a text is "woven"?
Yep, yet another joy thanks to the Online Etymology Dictionary
Saturday, 9 August 2014
Friday, 8 August 2014
It didn't last long, but for a few seconds the sky caught fire. There's not a pixel of photoshop in this photo, but any painter who dared using this colour would be labeled as expressionist instead of realist.