Friday, September 23, 2016

Lief Peng's Today's Inspiration: vintage illustration heaven!

Vintage illustration is one of the most popular and imitated genres of illustration, but almost nothing is known about the men and women who created stunning work for endless magazines and agencies in the 50s and 60s. 

Lola Fielding

Leif Peng, himself an accomplished commercial artist, runs a well-researched blog called Today's Inspiration where he tracks down mid-century illustrators, gathering up every crumb of detail about their life and work, and making beautiful posts about them.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Koinobori - celebrating our children and future generations

On a visit to 188 Galerie last Sunday, wonder | wander | world fell in love with this collection of Koinobori

Lucky us got to take three of these lovely lucky charms back to our happy home. 

Koinobori are over sized carp in the shape of windsocks, streamers or banners that decorate the landscape of Japan from April through early May. 

Friday, September 9, 2016

fearless Filipinas

Accidentally on purpose, wonder | wander | women are focused lately on remembering and honoring significant women in our lives. 

wonder | wander | world upholds the trend with this commemorative on Philippine precolonial warrior princesses. 

“While women in precolonial Philippines were often designated to the venerable position of the babaylan, it was not an uncommon occurrence for them to pick up arms and become warriors.” – Perry Gil S. Mallari, The Filipina as Ritualist and Warrior

Friday, September 2, 2016

benchmark, birthday, birthright

Mahala celebrated her birthday yesterday. We refer to it as my labor [of love] day as well. 

YAY! for Team WoaWomen! 

Mahala's Art

Since she's shy and I'm her shameless mother, I blogged all about it on Change Warrior: "a grand design." 

More than crowing about my daughter and her significance to me or her accomplishments in life, it also covers numerology, the Number 1, and why it impacts us all.