7/7/11

Some inspiration

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I thought I'd share a few images from A Nursery Companion by Iona & Peter Opie, a compendium of early 19th c. nursery rhymes, alphabets, and a few illustrated grammar lessons. I found it by chance a few years ago and I look at it all the time when I need some inspiration, the illustrations are so odd & completely charming.
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4 comments:

  1. These illustrations do go deep into some unknown kingdom. The beauty of strangeness... Thank you for sharing your beautiful art and inspiration*

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  2. Wow, these are lovely! Thanks!

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  3. These are so amazing, I love storybook illustration. Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. I love old illustrated books, they too, always inspire me. Very lovely! :) Thank you for passing on the inspirations.

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