"People who read books in public places are regarded with suspicion because they appear self-sufficient. When you seem self-sufficient, other people think that you think you’re better than them, and they get resentful."-Jessica Zafra, Chicken Pox for the Soul (via bookmania)
oil studies from life. Myself and the other students of Studio Escalier, France
Unidentified courtesan reads in a painting by Eizan.
"Courtesan reading poet Ono no Komach`s biography" c. 1812 by Kikugawa Eizan
Giraffe Observing - acrylic on canvas board - 8x10” - Crystal Smith
this little giraffe is up for sale at Daily Paintworks -