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18 February 2012

Sophie Blackall

I love Sophie Blackall's beautiful and quirky illustrations.

'We Shared a Bear Suit' from Sophie's book 
'Missed Connections' available at Amazon

Recently, I stumbled across an article at 'The Inside Source'
with some wonderful photographs of Sophie's home and lovely 
collection of inspirational objects and fantastical curiosities...

To quote the article...

"Blackall's Brooklyn home and studio are a window into her creative process. 
One step inside, and it’s like you’ve been transported into a Harry Potter novel 
or Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.  Blackall’s home, which 
she shares with her two children, is filled with carefully-curated, nearly-ghoulish 
oddities that don’t necessarily creep you out, but just like her illustrations, instead 
bring an odd smile to your face ....  in Blackall’s own words, her dwelling is 
something of a “Victorian Natural History Museum....”  you can view more here

Oh, I love it all! xox

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