For the Strange and the Beautiful


A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Arthur Rackham 


'European folk and fairy tales' restored and told by Joseph Jacobs, done into pictures by John D. Batten. Published 1916 by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York .

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Perseus with the Head of Medusa”, 1545, Benvenuto Cellini.


Sam Weber


Taras Loboda

“l want to tell the rebels that I am alive. That I’m right here in District Eight, where the Capitol has just bombed a hospital full of unarmed men, women, and children. There will be no survivors.” The shock I’ve been feeling begins to give way to fury. “I want to tell people that if you think for one second the Capitol will treat us fairly if there’s a cease-fire, you’re deluding yourself. Because you know who they are and what they do.” My hands go out automatically, as if to indicate the whole horror around me. “This is what they do! And we must fight back!”


Nightfall by Ruth Andre

I spent the day in the studio and after finishing my evening chores
I sat with my husband to watch the day fall away into the night.
The peaceful quiet of the valley was there to enjoy.
It has been, “A Painting Day”.