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Samantha Battersby
I'm a drawing machine and history head!
Interests: the "photo" above is of me in a past life., interests include drawing and designing new prints and originals to put in my etsy shop of course! other interests include going for walks and talking
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1) Poodles - Screen Print - Jennifer Davis 2) Lambswool Petrol Blue Pencil Scarf - Sara Carr 3) 1960s Mod wool dress - Lived In 4) Pillbox with bow - Annalisa Maria Millinery 5) Little Forest original landscape painting -... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at matouenpeluche
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This is a poster I recently finched, *ahem* finished, featuring nine Aussie finches and one interloper from Europe. Any Australian twitcher worth their salt could tell you immediately which is the non-Australian finch. Hint: it's the one that's had to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at matouenpeluche
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I have been experimenting with a drawing I did a few years ago. It's a flying kitten wallpaper pattern! ...and here's the original Flying Kitten. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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A desirable residence I found whilst perusing Arch Daily: Studio Mumbai's House on Pali Hill. I especially like the inner courtyard lily pond. The enclosed green space offsets the clean Mid-Century interior very well in my opinion. Images from Arch... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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French Art Deco artist and illustrator André Édouard Marty (April 16, 1882-August 1974) was born the same year as that other fine Art Deco illustrator Georges Barbier. I like André Édouard Marty's delicate use of water colour and the way... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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I have been working on some basic mouse moves! A Gif made from my mouse print and Sweetheart sees a mouse print. Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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1) 1960s Vera Maxwell Mod Dress - Lived In 2) Spending Time with You Card - Small Adventure 3) Made to Order Spring Dottie - Allyson Mellberg 4) 1970s Pekka Piekainen Double Ball Sterling Silver Ring - 20th Obsession 5)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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Behold! It is my very first GIF. I made it from an animal alphabet print I've recently finished (See Below). Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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"Time spent with cats is never wasted" (Never a truer word spoken IMHO) and "Only floss the teeth you want to keep". Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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Images from: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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1) 1950s Sandwich Makers - Shop Keep Arlington 2) Vintage Fitz and Floyd Dalmatian Bookends - Art and Antlers 3) Vintage 60s Dress - Zest Vintage 4) Whale Flower Display - Gail Ceramics 5) Black Edwardian Pinafore - Barnaby Jack... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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The Atlantic has a selection of stunning bird photos from the 2015 Audubon Awards. I am pretty sure that the award is named after the world renowned ornithologist and painter John James Audubon. You can see more of the winning... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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I recently came across these beautiful Art Deco Swedish posters of classic Hollywood films. They are really something in my opinion. You can see more here at 50Watts. All images form 50Watts. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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Surrounded by trees and a garden growing vegetables and fruit, this treehouse built at the top of a valley in Bristol is my idea of heaven. It also features a wooden platform that is supported by an apple tree further... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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All this and more at Book/Shop! Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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1) 2) 3) Films of Godard Tote Bag - gelgud 4) 5) Some Groovy People - 1960s Tote Bag - Bijou Carmen 6) Cats are my Bag - Tote - Xenotees 7) Octopus Tea Towel - Oh Little Rabbit 8)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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The Chanel Spring 2015 collection (which I think was seen on the catwalk in January) is very elaborate and pretty. It's full of flowers, ruffles and complicated pleats. I've chosen my favourite four key details here. All images form here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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This is Severine and Marc. Severine's friend Anton moved to Spain two years ago and asked Severine to look after Marc for her while he was gone. At first, Marc was a little unhappy about the arrangement, but over the... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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These vibrant Art Deco Illustrations are by Mexican artist Ernesto "El Chango" García. As well as being a fabulous illustrator he was a renowned political cartoonist, professional tango dancer, Greco-Roman wrestler and pioneer of silent films. Gosh! Here is a... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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Images from: Bedroom 1), 2), 3), 4) and 5). Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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This is Massimo and he loves T.S.Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats". He likes to read it just before bed. Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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1) Women Cat in galaxy top - Hello Minky. 2) Glasses screen print - Bijou Karman. 3) The stripe-a-thin hat in platinum, coral and navy - Hello Quiet Tiger. 4) Decorative coral felt cushion - Team Nantes. 5) Blue faux... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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These are my four favourite looks from the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival, 2015. 1) Julianne Moore in Armani. 2) Lupita Nyong'o in Gucci. 3) Fan Bingbing in Ralph & Russo. 4) Naomi Watts in Elie Saab. All... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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This is Pascal from Toulouse. You might remember him swimming, watching the football and of course doing a bit of zen meditation. Well now he's at the Cannes Film festival. It doesn't actually start unit May 13th, but he has... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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More images from my favourite Art Deco Artist George Barbier. These drawings are from a collection titled "Seventeen Designs by George Barbier" and come from my book "George Barbier Master of Art Deco". Aren't they lovely? All images form here. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at matouenpeluche