96th issue of The Storybook Home Journal™. Made & Printed in the USA. Categories: Agnes Grey, Anne Bronte, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Jane Eyre, Magazine, Nancy Young, Shirley, The Bronte Sisters, The Professor, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Villette & Wuthering Heights
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To be transported, to be involved, to share someone's dreams when entering a home are the elements that lead to magical spaces, and the writings of the Brontë sisters—particularly Charlotte's—provide some instruction in two areas that create homes full of good taste, individuality and charm. The first is a delight in details, the second is the ability to pull together collections into a tasteful whole. These are presented and discussed under the following headings: Fascination in Footprints, Well Arranged, Learn about what you have and what you love, Edit along those lines, and Live your own life.
This article builds on basic drawing techniques presented in “A Notion Of Drawing” in the Northanger Abbey issue of The Storybook Home Journal (Vol. 14 No. 2) and “A Real Feeling For Line” in The Red House issue of The Storybook Home Journal (Vol. 16 No. 4). Activities and exercises include: Getting Outfitted, Schoolroom Line Sampler, Miss Mathilda's Weighted-Line, Miss Murray's Rose Wreath, Haworth Value Scale, Catherine Earnshaw's Free Sketch, Autumn Cross-Contour Drawing, Helen Graham Line Sampler Rosette, and Wildfell Hall Tonal.
While Charlotte could only think hard, and chew the end of her stylus to recapture the breakfasts, dinners, teas and suppers she relished in Brussels, we can share a portion of them with you here as we attempt to recreate some of the "old Belgian modes" of cookery suggested by her novels—occasionally, accenting them with the "English fashion" of a pleasing Yorkshire lilt. Recipes include: Hortense's Soup of Pureed Greens, Grand-mère's Fruit Pate Tart, Sweet Crust (Pate Sucre), Cramique, Maigre-day Puree, Savoury Fieldhead Chicken, Pear, and Scallion & Walnut Tart.
Seymore describes the first day of his visit to Deeping Marr, his impressions of the ruins, and his thoughts about the insecurity and conceit with which the past is often viewed: Standing, today, in spaces in which I have been profoundly moved by the soul and skills of artists long departed, it has been impressed upon my understanding that the finely wrought networks of ornamentation, the poetry of colors, textures, and proportion do not arise from any intellectual or emotional inferiorities or insensibilities, but are as powerful in their conception, proportion, and presentation as anything of which we are capable.
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.
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By Al R. Young The Autumn at Haworth Parsonage issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios. This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - But there was taste everywhere (6 pages)Hearth - Drawing suits me best (4 pages)Kitchen - Her old Belgian modes (5 pages)Garden - He understands garden weel (3 pages)Workshops - Artistical lumber (2 pages)Garret - The City of the Moon (3 pages)Autumn at Haworth Parsonage is the 102nd issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »