Thursday, April 21, 2016

Excellent Illustrations

I have harvested a series of prints by Eugene Leliepvre and others, mostly of "marines."  Some have appeared in publications familiar to us like Parks Canada.  Click on the images to enlarge them.

A veteran sergeant imparting wisdom to his young ensign.

Detail of the sergeant.

A generic soldier, representing
what most of us have patterned.

In harbor, to remind us of the mixed duties.

"Have you seen any little green men?"

So perhaps we can find inspiration in these images for the coming year(s).  Now if I can only figure out how to look so young and thin again....


Friday, February 26, 2016

Who was Madeleine de Verchères

Madeleine de Verchères is credited with thwarting an attack on Fort Verchères in New France when she was only 14 years old.  Read all about it here.