My new avatar is a preview of what I will be sharing tomorrow. I’ve scanned the cabinet cards I recently got with my new scanner and it got great detailed scans of them!

heaveninawildflower:

'The Orchard' (1902). Palladium print by Clarence H. White (1871–1925).
Image and text courtesy MFA Boston. 

heaveninawildflower:

'The Orchard' (1902). Palladium print by Clarence H. White (1871–1925).

Image and text courtesy MFA Boston. 

atelierentomologica:

Parure (jewellery set) consisting of tiara, earrings and necklace mounted with beetle wings, 1884-85, by Phillips of Cockspur Street made for Countess Granville. The beetles had been given to Earl Granville as a gift by the Portuguese ambassador of the day.

atelierentomologica:

Parure (jewellery set) consisting of tiara, earrings and necklace mounted with beetle wings, 1884-85, by Phillips of Cockspur Street made for Countess Granville. The beetles had been given to Earl Granville as a gift by the Portuguese ambassador of the day.

anothertravelblogorwhatever:

View of Rome and St. Peter’s dome from the top of the Spanish Steps.
(Seriously, go to the steps EARLY. Like, before the sun comes up. There will be no one there.)
Piazza di Spagna, Rome

anothertravelblogorwhatever:

View of Rome and St. Peter’s dome from the top of the Spanish Steps.

(Seriously, go to the steps EARLY. Like, before the sun comes up. There will be no one there.)

Piazza di Spagna, Rome

Be kind to yourself. Stop telling yourself that whatever you are struggling with “should” be easy. If something is hard for you, it is hard for you. There are probably Reasons, though those may just be how you are wired. Acknowledge these things. When you finish something hard, be proud! Celebrate a little.

And really, just stop saying “should” to yourself about your thoughts and feelings in any context. You feel how you feel. The things in your head are the things in your head. You can’t change either directly through sheer force of will. You can only change what you do. Stop beating yourself up for who and what you are right now–it isn’t productive. Focus on moving forward.

un-monde-de-papier:

Une sculpture de la Wallace Collection, à Londres.
Photo: cc https://www.flickr.com/photos/scotbot/ https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

un-monde-de-papier:

Une sculpture de la Wallace Collection, à Londres.

Photo: cc https://www.flickr.com/photos/scotbot/ https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

slojnotak:

Konstantin Egorovich Makovsky - Portrait of an Elegant Lady (1883)

slojnotak:

Konstantin Egorovich Makovsky - Portrait of an Elegant Lady (1883)

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