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Yesterday I was happy to finally put the finishing touches on my Anne Elliot painting, and now my Austen heroine set is complete! I've painted Anne at her writing desk penning a letter (to who? About what? Only she may know!) Outside her window I've painted a cityscape of Bath, which features a lot in Persuasion, the Austen novel about Anne Elliot and her once-lost love who comes back years later, and Anne discovers that he never really left her heart.
And as if they were little omens about the finishing of this set of paintings, I've come across a few Austen goodies lately-- like a copy of Northanger Abbey at Target for a mere $3, and the dvd of the Pride and Prejudice (Mr. Darcy in the pond version!) at Wal-Mart for $12 just today. Perfect for a rainy day just shy of Valentine's Day, dont you think?
For Christmas I received a beautiful little book called In The Garden with Jane Austen and it is a lovely read, with lots of historical information and color photography of gardens that Jane Austen knew, and even some that may have inspired scenes in her stories. The book also talks a bit about her home at Steventon, where she grew up and what is, now, basically a field. Evidently the old home was torn down a few years after Jane's death, and the idea of it just makes me a bit heartsick. All those rooms and paths and gardens where she grew up and her spark for reading and writing was first began....just a pasture now. It seems terribly unfitting!
However, the book would be a great addition to any Jane Austen site-seeing adventures, and also gives those of us too far away to visit a way to peek into her world. So I highly suggest it!
And now, for me....time to get back to work! It's gray and raining here and there is maybe a chance for a bit of snow. But after this winter...I'll believe it when I see it!~
Have a nice Tuesday,
PS: I've decided to put the Tasha Tuesday feature on rest for a bit. I will bring it back when I feel fresh and inspired!~