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A bear called Paddington

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The author Michael Bond pass away at aged 91 last 28 June. He was the creator of the beloved children’s character Paddington Bear.

Michael Bond published his first book, A Bear Called Paddington, about the marmalade-loving bear from deepest, darkest Peru, in 1958.

The author, born in Newbury, Berkshire, in 1926, kept writing until his death. His most recent Paddington story, Paddington’s Finest Hour, was published in April.

His daughter, Karen Jankel said: “For him, writing was his life. It was wonderful he could continue writing until the end,” she said. “Because … Paddington and his other characters were so real to him, he became alive to everybody else.”

“You can tell just by reading his books what a lovely person he was. I never came across anybody who disliked my father. He was one of those people that people instinctively warmed to and he was as funny as a person and delightful as he was in his writing and as a father.”

Michael Bond created an endering and memorable character full of enthusiasm and optimism. His an icon of children’s fiction. Paddington is the Peruvian immigrant bear quirkiest but emotionally real children’s characters.

As well as Paddington, Bond created characters including Olga da Polga and A Mouse Called Thursday along with a series of novels for adults, featuring the detective Monsieur Pamplemousse.

More than 35m Paddington books have been sold worldwide, spawning toys, TV programmes and most recently the films.

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Good memories with Paddington in London. Copyright: Pilar Gallardo

Ann-Janine Murtagh, HarperCollins’s executive publisher of children’s books, said: “I feel privileged to have been Michael Bond’s publisher – he was a true gentleman, a bon viveur, the most entertaining company and the most enchanting of writers.

“He will be for ever remembered for his creation of the iconic Paddington, with his duffel coat and wellington boots, which touched my own heart as a child and will live on in the hearts of future generations. My thoughts and love are with his wife, Sue, and his children, Karen and Anthony.”

A huge thank you to Michael Bond for this sweet and wonderful legacy.
Michael Bond with his most famous creation, Paddington Bear.
 
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Publicado por en julio 20, 2017 en Art, Books

 

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Ibuki Satsuki Art

Ibuki Satsuki is a Chinese ilustrator. I just discovered the art of Ibuki and it looks really beautiful. It has a special magic to capture emotions in watercolors. I hope you like it.
Thanks to @NormanLeopard  for showing me her art.

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The beautiful Illustrated works of Ibuki Satsuki can be found on Weibo.
 
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Publicado por en julio 19, 2017 en Art, Ilustration

 

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RIP George Romero & Martin Landau

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George Romero, whose classic “Night of the Living Dead” and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless imitators, remakes and homages, has died. He was 77.

Romero died Sunday following a battle with lung cancer, said his family in a statement provided by his manager Chris Roe. Romero’s family said he died while listening to the score of “The Quiet Man,” one of his favorite films, with his wife, Suzanne Desrocher, and daughter, Tina Romero, by this side.More here.

Martin Landau, the chameleon-like actor who gained fame as the crafty master of disguise in the 1960s TV show “Mission: Impossible,” then capped a long and versatile career with an Oscar for his poignant portrayal of aging horror movie star Bela Lugosi in 1994’s “Ed Wood,” has died. He was 89.More here.

Source: The Spokesman-Review

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Publicado por en julio 17, 2017 en Art

 

Sculptor Lisa Toms Dreams Up Creatures that Don’t Live in Our World

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Spanish sculptor Isabel Tomás (aka Lisa Toms) dreams up creatures that don’t live in our world. Based in La Sénia, Spain, the artist was just featured by Instagram’s official account where one of her creations received over 2 million likes. Isabel adds:

“My greatest source of inspiration is nature itself, not just animals and plants. I like to imagine how they’d behave, where they’d live, what they’d eat and other details, as if they were a real animal.”

 

Isabel designs, produces, sews, paints and varnishes all her creatures, which can be an arduous process since she does everything by hand, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Her artworks can be found for sale through Etsy store (but they sell out fast). You can also find her most recent creations at the links below.

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Publicado por en mayo 24, 2017 en Art, Sculpture

 

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The dreamlike illustrations by Nicoletta Ceccoli

The dreamlike illustrations by Nicoletta Ceccoli

Nicoletta Ceccoli is an Italian artist who is known for her richly detailed, dreamlike work. She was born in and remains in the Republic of San Marino. She studied animation at the Institute of Art in San Marino, Italy. She has illustrated many books, most recently published is Cinderella. Her work has been exhibited and sold internationally.Her works are very rich in details, and filled with Dreamy like atmosphere and an always new Scope, even in old classic tales.

Hope you like them.

Website:

http://www.nicolettaceccoli.com/

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Publicado por en mayo 22, 2017 en Art, Ilustration

 

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Happy 109th Birthday Jimmy Stewart

Happy 109th Birthday Jimmy Stewart

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Today is the 109th birthday of Jimmy Stewart.  Chances are that one of your favorite classic movies also happens to be one of his.  Some of my favorites of his are:  After The Thin Man, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, The Philadelphia Story, Rear Window and  The Man Who Knew Too Much.  I could have gone on naming more, I could have just copied his IMDB listings and it would have been accurate.  The world is a better place because he was in it and still feels the loss that he has left.

NAME:  Jimmy Stewart
OCCUPATION:  Film Actor, Theater Actor
BIRTH DATE:  May 20, 1908
DEATH DATE:  July 2, 1997
EDUCATION:  Princeton University
PLACE OF BIRTH:  Indiana, Pennsylvania
PLACE OF DEATH:  Beverly Hills, California
GOLDEN GLOBE: 1974 for Hawkins
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Publicado por en mayo 20, 2017 en Art

 

Sculpture Of Giant Raindrop Resting On Man’s Face by Nazar Bilyk #Art #Sculpture

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Ukraine can get pretty hot in the summer and pretty cold in winter, but whatever the season, it’s always raining for this sculpture in Kiev.
The 6-foot tall bronze and glass statue is called Rain and it’s the creation of Ukrainian artist Nazar Bilyk. The work can be interpreted in various ways, but as explained by Bilyk, the primary meaning behind the sculpture lies in man’s relationship with the elements. “Chiefly, it is dedicated to the inner dialogue of a man with himself,” said the artist. “It expresses interrogation of a man in search of senses, unanswered lifetime questions. That’s why the man is holding his head up. The raindrop is a symbol of the dialogue which connects a man with a whole diversity of life forms.” The sculpture is one of a series of ten, and you can find it in Peysazhna Alley (Landscape Alley) at Kiev Fashion…

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