She is a mood and a half.
Flora by Rembrandt (1634):
I’m really feeling this color palette today, especially the flower crown.
It is snowing here for the second time in three days; definitely not our first snow of the season, then, but this image speaks to me on multiple levels. Our house dates to the time of this painting. I love her beautiful blue dressing gown and the wistful intimacy of the setting. The colors, the composition, the mood that so readily crosses the centuries–all are things that I find very relatable.
May her serenity rub off on me.
Lady Reading Poetry by Ishibashi Kazunori (1906):
Girl with a Tea Cup by Harold Gilman (circa 1914):
Pouring Tea by William Worcester Churchill:
I’ve been sick since Tuesday/Wednesday. I should be back to regular blogging soon. Until then, please enjoy this painting by Michael Ancher. She looks how I feel.
A Cup of Tea by Lilian Westcott Hale for Collier’s Magazine, 1909:
I wish I could spend today drinking tea and reading books about awesome women. Alas!