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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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I came across these magical pussy cat water colours by Serbian artist Endre Penovác recently. He has to my mind captured the essence of the feline in these paintings, don't you think? You can see (and buy!)more of his wonderful... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at matouenpeluche
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This Gordon the handsome siamese tom cat watching the birds fly by. Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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This is my drawing of Eloise The Serious Knitter - I made her into a gif today. As you can see she has a very important friend who is assisting her with her knitting. I think anyone who knits and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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I've been watching Mary Beard's excellent "Rome: Empire Without Limit". This documentary reminds you just how enormous the Roman Empire was and how much we are indebted to it today. Anyway, speaking of the classical world, several weeks ago I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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Something I've been working on this weekend: Famous Cat People. And here I have also collected some interesting tidbits about each of these terrific people. Mark Twain was a very keen cat fancier and was quoted as saying, "When a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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This is Galaxy Cat who you may or may not remember as being the last ever drawing I did for 2015. Well, I have turned him into a gif to celebrate the return of the Perseids Meteor Shower which is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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This attractive Art Deco seat (made from Bondi sandstone) was built in 1939 for the Australian poet Henry Kendall. It is in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia which I had a stroll through on the weekend. I had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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This GIF was made from my Jasper green swallow bird drawing. I made it in after effects some time ago and have only just recently converted it into a gif. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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This is Miss Faye. She is an Art Deco beauty. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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It was a perfect winter day yesterday here in Sydney and I was lucky enough to get out and about in it! I went to Nielsen Bay and took a stroll around the headland and park which overlook the harbour,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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Tuxedo cat parade starring 1) Save the Last Dance for Me 2) Out and About 3) Green Eyes 4) Simon 5) Velvet Paws and 6) Earl Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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1) You are So Tall 2) Contemplation 3) Jean-Paul has a nap 4) Sweet Dreams 5) Upside Down 6) Tete-a-tete Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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This is Mimi and Hokusai. Mimi often takes Hokusai out and about. Hokusai is exceptional company as you can imagine. They almost always end up at the local cafe where Mimi has a soy latte and Hokusai has a warm... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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Fashionistas, The Ice-Cream Lover, My Favourite Chair, Doris and Dylan, Sweater Boys, Pascal at the Footy. Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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A mosaic of illustrations from Prague born René Robert Bouché. He was born in 1905 and is most famously known for his fashion illustrations for Vogue and Elizabeth Arden. Images form here, here, here. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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(From left to right) Fan Boy, Nancy, Simon, Out and About, Hot Pink Wash Cloth, Francis, Claws and Effect. Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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I was ambling through the city this afternoon and finally managed to take a good look at the University of Technology's new Business school building - The Dr.Chau Chak Wing Building. It is by world famous architect Frank Gehry and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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I thought this Art Deco monkey pattern textile was very stylish. It would make an attractive quirky wallpaper design in my opinion! Image from here. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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Margot and Ritchie The Royal Tenenbaums is my favourite Wes Anderson film. I think it was a combination of the quirky story line, the terrific cast (Gene Hackman, Bill Murray, Angelica Huston, Gwyneth Paltrow etc), and the very fine production... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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I made a bunny gif to celebrate the Easter holidays! I hope everyone has a lovely break! Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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These drawings are by Kathleen Hale for one of her wonderful Orlando (the Marmalade Cat) books. These particular illustrations are part of the "Orlando (The Marmalade Cat): His Silver Wedding". It's the first Orlando book I ever read! It's basically... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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I can't believe it's Easter next weekend! With that in mind I have selected a few Easter themed items from Etsy for you to peruse: 1) Easter Brunch Egg Cosy - Holzund Leinen 2) Some Bunny Loves you Hand Stamped... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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I've been working on a GIF today made from some art deco gal drawings I did a while back. I enjoyed finding out about how to fade images into one another and re-acquainting myself with the whole GIF making process... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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My Poppys and one Millie arranged just so. Art Deco Poppy in Blue and Green (top) are off to a swanky ball, while Art Deco Poppy in a hat is off to the races. Meanwhile, Art Deco Millie is spending... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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These paintings are by the Swedish abstract artist Hilma af Klint. I have seen the painting above before - I thought it was pretty and assumed it was quite modern, but it is actually very old - possibly even 100... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2016 at matouenpeluche