— Loïe Fuller

Loïe Fuller (January 15, 1862 – January 1, 1928) was a pioneer of both modern dance and theatrical lighting techniques.


Fuller began her theatrical career as a professional child actress and later choreographed and performed dances in burlesque (as a skirt dancer), vaudeville, and circus shows. An early free dance practitioner, Fuller developed her own natural movement and improvisation techniques. Fuller combined her choreography with silk costumes illuminated by multi-coloured lighting of her own design.

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The new issue of IDN magazine looks like one that I shall have to order.


We are immersed in patterns at the moment, so this could be useful.

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— Drypoint Engraving

Amidst research into a new project for our client Armorial (who specialise in heritage print including engraving) I came across a different type of engraving called drypoint engraving. It is done with a needle and is more popular with a person trained in drawing, as using the needle is not dissimilar to using a pen or pencil. I love this wonderfully detailed engraving of a tree but unfortunately I don’t know who the artist is.

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— The Ambassador’s Wife

Lovely front cover by Jennifer Heuer.


The Ambassador’s Wife is a novel about the kidnapping of an American woman living with her diplomat husband in the Middle East.


Via: Jennifer Heuer