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Downsizing can actually lead to upscaling in terms of judicious use of new spaces that can be furnished and provisioned with the best of possessions. This installment of Storybook Decorating presents thoughtful suggestions for maintaining charm and delight while down-sizing from a castle to a cottage.
Part of the genius in copying the work of a master is the opportunity it provides for translating another artist's ideas into a new medium, which teaches important lessons about composition, charisma, and contour, while naturally inviting development of one's own style. This art lesson also provides tips for preparing an oil-painting ground.
Delicacies from Jane Austen's day, are turned into eight period-authentic recipes that can be created with contemporary ease: Camembert en Croûte with Greens and Berries, Fig and Chocolate Pate, Kalamata Caviar, Barton Cottage Savory Pie, Barton Park Apricot Marmalade, East Indies Marmalade, Sweetmeat Yeast Cake, Portman Square Tart.
Two professors stood out as polar opposites during Seymore's stay at the College. Corpulan Fomentarius and Scriptus Graban were each renowned, but it was Graban whose character and comportment won Seymore's admiration. Seymore recalls his impressions from the opportunity of visiting these luminaries in their respective homes: In most homes the history of the occupants is evident in the furnishings and accessories. Lean times and fat are as visible as tree rings.
By Elspeth C. Young We are often asked if we give art lessons, and we are delighted to answer, "Yes! in the form of publications and online resources." For several years, we have been (and continue to be) hard at work designing art curriculum for all ages, interests, and abilities. Please visit the links below for ordering information as well as free online helps.
Art materials needed for these lessons are intended to be as inexpensive, child-friendly, and non-toxic as possible. Adult supervision is recommended if only for reading instructions... Read more »
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One of my favorite things about creating The Storybook Home is the need we have to choose the subject for each article. Each issue becomes a treasure hunt for us—combing through each book, deciding what topics we'll be burrowing into during the months of research and creation. Sense and Sensibility was no whit behind in tantalizing our historic and creative curiosities. From down-sizing from Norland Estate, to the mulberry trees at Delaford, to Elinor's painted firescreens to the dainties Mrs... Read more »
By Al R. Young The Sense and Sensibility issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios. This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - A Very Snug Little Cottage (5 pages)Hearth - Going To Copy (2 pages)Kitchen - Every Delicacy In The House (6 pages)Music - Marianne's Theme (1 page)Garden - A Nice Old Place (4 pages)Workshops - Just Mounted and Brought Home (2 pages)Garret - A Few Hours in the Company of Greatness (2 pages)Sense and Sensibility is the 82nd issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »