• Elizabeth Siddal,  Link Love,  Site Related

    A Wondrous Pursuit

    Yesterday was LizzieSiddal.com‘s 15th anniversary! February 1st is a happy memory for me; it’s a day that represents an idea, the beginning of a pursuit that has become something more fulfilling than I could have imagined.  Over the span of fifteen years, some truly mad and wonderful people have joined in to help share art and wombats all over social media.…

  • Evelyn De Morgan,  myth,  Site Related,  Waterhouse,  Watts

    Tangled Up in Bloom

    “Bloom where you are planted” is an adage we’ve all probably heard, and the sentiment is a positive one: do your best no matter what your circumstances. Clytie (above), painted by Evelyn De Morgan in the late 1880s, is perhaps an extreme example. De Morgan’s image is stunning, yet underneath that floral beauty is a darker story. You see, she…

  • Books,  Site Related

    Pre-Raphaelite Girl Gang

    I’ve amassed quite a collection of Pre-Raphaelite books over the years and the addition of Pre-Raphaelite Girl Gang to my shelves adds something alive. It buzzes with energy and a sense that, just by reading it, we are tapping into a collective consciousness of artistic women whose endeavors richly deserve to be remembered and honored. When the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood formed, they…

  • Site Related,  wombats

    #WombatFriday: Rossetti’s Beasts

    Inspired by artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s passion for wombats, every Friday is Wombat Friday at Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood. “The Wombat is a Joy, a Triumph, a Delight, a Madness!” – Dante Gabriel Rossetti Last week my worthy assistant T-Dub learned all about Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s exotic menagerie of animals.  He’s still reading William Michael Rossetti’s compilation of DGR’s family letters and…