#WombatFriday: Mad Tea-Party edition

“Take some more tea,” the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly. “I’ve had nothing yet,” Alice replied in an offended tone, “so I can’t take more.” “You mean you can’t take less,” said the Hatter: “it’s very easy to take more than nothing.” This week, I blogged about Lewis Carroll and the Pre-Raphaelites and Alice…
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#WombatFriday: Lizzie Siddal, Valentine’s, Friday the 13th

Happy  Wombat Friday!  You can follow Pre-Rapahelite Sisterhood on Facebook and Twitter. This week our hero the wombat appears with two book recommendations: The Legend of Elizabeth Siddal by Jan Marsh (nonfiction) A Curl of Copper and Pearl by Kirsty Stonell Walker (fiction) Wednesday marked the anniversary of Elizabeth Siddal’s death.  In Dim Phantoms I talk…
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#WombatFriday: weekly links

This week, my website LizzieSiddal.com turned eleven years old! It and Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood are my labor of love and I appreciate your support and your comments, emails, and friendship.  Through these sites I have discovered kindred spirits and I am grateful for you all.  And thank you to those of you who have befriended me…
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#WombatFriday links

Happy Wombat Friday! This week marked the 101st death of Jane Morris. Kirsty Stonell Walker has a gorgeous post on John Collier. Via Cumbria Live:  Teenagers bring the poetry of Christina Rossetti to life. The poetry of Christina Rossetti has been reimagined for the stage in The Blood Between Us which will play in the…
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#WombatFriday News, Links

Happy #WombatFriday! You can follow Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood on Facebook or Twitter. Posts at Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood this week included Veronica Veronese and Aspecta Medusa, both by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Kirsty Stonell Walker reviewed the catalogue for Art & Soul: Victorians and the Gothic.  And took a look at Selfies and self portraits. The William Morris Gallery is…
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Happy Wombat Friday

Once again, that cheeky wombat makes his appearance.  Here he is with Lizzie Siddal. Are you missing out on the wombat fun?  If you’re a Twitter user, just search the hashtag #wombatfriday.  Or take a look at my feed.  I retweet as many Friday wombats as I can. My Twitter name is beguilingmerlin, after the…
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Wombat Friday: The Fairy Tale Edition

 Wombats can participate in Mythic March too, you know. Pre-Raphaelites and Fairy Tales are a perfect combination.  Beauty, magic, perhaps a hint of danger.  So today’s Wombat Friday is all about celebrating Fairy Tales.  But first, you have to welcome Kirsty, who shares her first Wombat Friday post at The Kissed Mouth.  Now, for your…
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Mythic March

A few weeks ago, Grace Nuth posted a beautiful and brilliant idea at Domythic Bliss.  In her first post introducing the concept of Mythic March, Grace describes the birth of a simple idea between friends.  A seed sown during a message between her and Lisa Stock grew into an alternative to NaNoWriMo, with an emphasis on…
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Les Editions du Faune

Recently I did an interview with a beautiful French online magazine, Les Editions du Faune.    While it is a French publication, they have published it in both English and French, so there’s no need to use your browser to translate.  It was great fun, a lovely interview, and I’m grateful to Fanny Se for…
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Delightful! The Rossettis as cartoon characters

You know I love the Rossetti family, but I have never thought of them as adorable before.  Until I saw the illustrations of Chiara Moriconi, who captures the Rossetti clan delightfully. Here’s a link to the Rossetti album on Facebook, and a wonderful video that introduces members of Rossetti’s circle via chiaramoriconi.com.  

A few notes

There are several things I’d like to share with you today: I’ve been reading some of Rossetti’s notes in The Collected Works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and I like this insight on his opinion of color: Thinking in what order I love colours, found the following:– 1. Pure light warm green. 2. Deep gold-colour. 3….
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Reflections on Jane Morris

Imagine discovering a double from another century. In 2004, it happened to Dutch artist Margje Bijl. She was given a photograph of Jane Morris by an acquaintance and at first glance thought she was looking at herself. Intrigued by Jane and inspired by their similarity, she has created the project ‘Reflections on Jane Morris’, in…
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But in her web she still delights

I’m lucky enough to have regular readers here at Pre-raphaelite Sisterhood and several lovely followers on the accompanying Facebook page. The Facebook page has been convenient for me, especially since my daily schedule has been different over the summer and I haven’t posted as much here as I would have liked. Plus, the facebook page…
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The Kissed Mouth

I wanted to share this link with you because I know you will adore this blog as much as I do.  It’s written by Kirsty Walker, who I deeply respect and admire.  Kirsty is the author of the first full length biography of Pre-Raphaelite model Fanny Cornforth, which she is currently revising.   Her new blog,…
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Link: How a Pre-Raphaelite model changed our image of angels

Jane Burden: How a Pre-Raphaelite model changed our image of angels Prof. Roger Homan considers how the Pre-Raphaelite model Jane Burden changed our collective mental image of the appearance of angels. I found this to be an interesting post,  although the author does mention Jane’s appearing in Burne-Jones’s The Beguiling of Merlin, when the model…
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Five Years Ago Today

Five years ago today, I started LizzieSiddal.com. I never imagined that my interest in Elizabeth Siddal would lead to such a fun project. I’ve met some fascinating people and am so grateful to all of those who have helped shape the site into what it has become. The website means so much to me and…
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2009 Calendar Picks:

Still need a 2009 calendar? ArtPassions: Pre-Raphaelite, Fairy Tales, Symbolism, etc. are represented in the ArtPassions calendar. I adore the Arthur Rackham illustrations. ArtMagick has a splendid array of calendars for your visual intoxication! Mucha, Fairies, Aubrey Beardsley, Art Deco, Botticelli, and so much more. It will be difficult to choose only one! From Pomegranate.com:…
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The mirror crack’d from side to side

The curse has come upon the Lady of Shalott… and”The mirror crack’d from side to side” The photo above is from the final day of filming of The Lady of Shalott film project. A previous post about this project can be read here and more photos can also be seen at The Beautiful Necessity here…
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The Lady of Shalott Film

I was browsing the artmagick forum when I discovered this exciting announcement: “2009 is the bicentenary of the birth of Alfred, Lord Tennyson here in Lincolnshire. As part of the celebrations a major exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite art, including some of Waterhouse’s works, will be shown at The Collection, Lincoln from May.” “WAG Screen is also…
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Utopian vision, idealised past

The Earthly Paradise is one of my favorite websites: “Nostalgia always brings with it a certain amount of selective memory. We idealise the past because we remember the best and forget the rest. But is this really such a bad thing?” Margaret at The Earthly Paradise has written a wonderful, thought provoking post: La Via…
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