Renaissance-Style Insect Drawings by Alex Konahin

It’s funny how the fear of offending is greater than the fear of pain. You knew something was wrong. You knew you would end up strung up in the basement. Yet you came back. And all I had to do was…offer you a drink.

Do you ever feel like a chess piece yourself?

                                                                           In a game being played against your will.

A life for a rose.


hmmm…in response to that really neat idea sent me today (and thank you so much! O fan art is a really nice break from my day gig art! :-)

what would these look like hanging on the walls @ lallybroch? well, we do get a brief description, book 1, page 594 of this wall but not of the physical wall itself…so, in my mind, i see flat stone walls, and earth colors, but unexpected regal color here and there, brighter greens and blues. i think ellen loved to use color in her work, in her own unique way and have that reflect in her surroundings, too. and i think brian would have spoiled her with painter’s gifts — gorgeous, imported oil paint sets, filtered linseed oils…exotic colors…cadmium yellows and reds. sable brushes. maybe he even built her an easel. i think he would be have been very proud of her work and want to showcase it in their home.  :-)


the hunter & the deer


Couple Embracing - William Ladd Taylor


Ben Whishaw is set to star in the five-part BBC Two drama London Spy. He will play the eponymous London spy, real-name Danny, described as "a gregarious, hedonistic romantic who gets drawn into the dangerous world of British espionage."


In a moss-draped rain forest in British Columbia, towering red cedars live a thousand years, and black bears are born with white fur.

original photo by anton corbijn. for vogue