Art of the day – schieleĀ 

I’ve just spent an hour looking at 100s of his pieces to choose from and decided that I’m all vagina’d out for the day. 

Here are two of my favourite Schiele drawings. I like that they both have eyes closed in each picture and the way he scribbles in the colour of the stockings and hair. 

So much inspiration for stories in these two pieces. Bollocks to writing promts such as ‘you see a knife, you pick it up, what next…?’ I’m solely turning to art now for promts. 

liebende, 1909 – Egon Schiele

liebende, 1909 – Egon Schiele

Art of the day – Velasquez

I want this dress to wear to work. Tomorrow. Someone sort it out please. I’ve realised a sad fact today and that is that I don’t own any dresses that force me to hold me arms out at 45 degrees.

Such a stunning painting. But I’m sad that she’s sad. 

I love turning to paintings for writing inspiration. My next character is going to rock a mahoooosive skirt for sure. 

Infanta Margarita Teresa in a Blue Dress by Velasquez

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There is a fantastic open-air museum at Ballenberg, near Interlaken, at the very center of Switzerland. It is beautifully organized in woodland and meadow, to represent a geographical map of Switzerland, depicting by area a historical collection of rural buildings from the 15th to the 19th century. All of the structures were brought from their original locations and rebuilt on the site of the museum. Switzerland, because of its central location has a huge variety of different architectural styles, so no one style can said to be typical or dominant. As a general rule most are built on a stone foundation with the upper levels constructed in wood, with roofs of wooden shingles. The experience of walking through the museum is like physically traveling back through time. You can enter most of the buildings and because they are still mostly in their original state, complete with hanging clothes, kitchen utensilsā€¦

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