The Moon Maiden.
Warwick Goble, from Green Willow and other Japanese fairy tales, by Grace James, London, 1910.
Spirit photograph of Arthur Conan Doyle taken by the ‘spirit photographer’ Ada Deane in 1922, the same year in which Conan Doyle’s The Coming of the Fairies tried to convince the British public that fairies and gnomes existed. See the pictures that first fooled the creator of the unfoolable Sherlock Holmes here: http://bit.ly/11foaF7
Ethel Waters (October 31, 1896 – September 1, 1977).
American blues vocalist Chester, Pennsylvania; on Halloween night in 1913, she attended a party in costume at a nightclub on Juniper Street and was persuaded to sing two songs, and impressed the audience so much that she was offered professional work at the Lincoln Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland and toured on the black vaudeville circuit. After which she frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts.
Her best-known recording was her version of the spiritual, “His Eye is on the Sparrow”, and she was the second African American ever nominated for an Academy Award. Three recordings of Ethel’s were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, “Am I Blue?”, “Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin’ All The Time)” and “Dinah”.
She died on September 1, 1977, aged 80, from uterine cancer, kidney failure, and other ailments in Chatsworth, California.
they said uilleann pipes couldn’t be sexual
After several months of anticipation and virtually 35 years away from the stage, Kate Bush performs at London’s Eventim Apollo this evening. If you didn’t manage to get tickets, we are here to fill you in with as much information as possible
I can’t tell what my favorite part is, but it’s either
- scientists wasting budget and time to see if ants count their steps
- the idea to put ants on stilts
- there had to be a guy who made ant stilts and put them on the ants
- confused ants
Amsterdam-based artist Cedric Laquieze (previously featured here) recently completed a fascinating new series of his exquisite taxidermy Fairies. These delicate sculptures are primarily composed of parts from many different insect species, but if you look closely you’ll notice bones, seeds and even a few scorpion parts as well.
Visit Cedric Laquieze’s blog for many additional images and to check out some of his other enchanting creations.
[via Cedric Laquieze]