astrollinthewoods

Hello, I'm Allyson. I am an artist, and this blog is a lighthearted look into all things I see that are inspiring, moving, funny, etc. I sprinkle in my own work here and there. By day, I work for "the man" as a pharmacy technician. It pays the bills, but I am working on creating an Etsy account to sell my artwork and will possibly sell locally some day I am still relatively shy about my work... Confucius says "It does not matter how slow you go so long as you not stop." Most of my artwork is centered around abstract drawing/painting, collage, and photography. I love the outdoors, music, laughter, literature, art (obviously), and family- this includes friends near and far. So that's that, thanks for stopping in!!

uispeccoll:

"Call me Ishmael," may be one of the most recognizable lines in literature, but Moby-Dick; or, The Whale didn’t achieve commercial success after its first publication in 1851 and was even out of print when Herman Melville died in 1891.  It was not until the 20th century that Moby-Dick began its rise to American literary fame.

In 1930 Random House issued a trade edition of Rockwell Kent’s illustrated Moby-Dick.  The illustrations originally appeared in the Lakeside Press three-volume limited edition.  These images are incredibly iconic and for me it is hard to separate them from the story itself.  Kent’s drawings perfectly evoke the drama and emotion of the Pequod’s journey and Ahab’s manic obsession with Moby Dick.

Moby-Dick is one of my favorite books!  I even have a matching sweatshirt! 

-Jillian P.

PS2384 .M6 1930

P.S. If you can’t get through the whole novel, try listening to post-punk laptop rapper MC Lars’s song “Ahab” instead!

uispeccoll:

Beautiful book of the day: The Red Book of Animal Stories, published in1899. [Stein QL791 L275] #uiowa #specialcollections #libraries #beutifulbookoftheday #animals #childrensliterature #finebinding #animalkingdom #publishersbinding #19thcentury

uispeccoll:

Beautiful book of the day: The Red Book of Animal Stories, published in1899. [Stein QL791 L275] #uiowa #specialcollections #libraries #beutifulbookoftheday #animals #childrensliterature #finebinding #animalkingdom #publishersbinding #19thcentury

uispeccoll:

Beautiful book of the day: The Red Book of Animal Stories, published in1899. [Stein QL791 L275] #uiowa #specialcollections #libraries #beutifulbookoftheday #animals #childrensliterature #finebinding #animalkingdom #publishersbinding #19thcentury

uispeccoll:

Beautiful book of the day: The Red Book of Animal Stories, published in1899. [Stein QL791 L275] #uiowa #specialcollections #libraries #beutifulbookoftheday #animals #childrensliterature #finebinding #animalkingdom #publishersbinding #19thcentury

terriblerealestateagentphotos:

Part of a modern art installation entitled “Things are looking up”.
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terriblerealestateagentphotos:

Part of a modern art installation entitled “Things are looking up”.

Follow on Twitter @BadRealtyPhotos

lordofmasks:

All of the patterns together.

nazry:

I almost teared when I arrived here. To finally see the 12 apostles in person and not in photos. MasyaAllah.

nazry:

I almost teared when I arrived here. To finally see the 12 apostles in person and not in photos. MasyaAllah.

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slowartday:

Genevieve © Maciek Jasik for ‘A Thousand Souls’

slowartday:

Genevieve © Maciek Jasik for ‘A Thousand Souls’

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forages:

Bryan Kyckelhahn