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I spent about 4 hours making icons

It was a pleasant and restful weekend, if not terribly productive. We saw Walk the Line with cyntergomes and joanarkham. It was... long. Not bad, but it could have been at least half an hour shorter.

On Saturday, we got to see the Pethericks off for their New Zealand vacation, and then we watched the 1997 movie Wilde. It has Stephen Fry in the titular role, and a very young, impetuous Jude Law... *acquires far away expression*

Er, anyway, I was inspired to knock out some icons. In fact, I made about 20, and I've put most of those here for public consumption. In addition to the Wilde themed ones, there are vintage pictures of cute girls, a few on the theme of Buddhism, and a nice, scathing political one. They are mostly pretty simple, and you should feel free to add text or modify in anyway you like.

Wilde, Fry as Wilde, and Bosie (the narcissistic little ingrate that landed the poor man in jail):

     

An assortment of vintage cheesecake. That's Mata Hari in the fabulous beaded bra, of course. The one on the end there is Sarah Bernhardt as Cleopatra. I threw in the Salome illustration for good measure.

       

Moving from the profane to the sacred, here are a few on the theme of Buddhism. Looking at pictures of the Dalai Lama always calms me.

    



And finally, here's an important newsflash! (Thanks to rionnkelly for bringing the screencap to my attention.)

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troyswann
Nov. 21st, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I have made the Dalai Lama one of my gang. ;) I agree. He makes me feel calm, too. I have a mala that I wear that my aunt gave me, and that works the same way--reminds me that the mountains were there before and will be there after... :)

And Stephen Fry... what a good choice to play Wilde.

And Salome! That's Beardsley, right? I've always been fascinated by his stuff.

And finally, I wonder who got fired for that headline!!! *dies*
fenriss
Nov. 21st, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)
Yay! I really like that particular picture. You almost never see him without a smile. Even though I have trouble buying the more supernatural aspects of what he is supposed to be, I still love him to an almost unresonable degree. His face looks like all the compassion in the Universe.

Yep, Beardsley. He's so eerie! He did some wonderful illustrations for an edition of Machen's The Great God Pan.

citizen_ken
Nov. 21st, 2005 06:10 pm (UTC)
we found a beardsly book at a used bookstore, and it had the frontspiece keys that beardsley did for several books, including The Three Imposters. I'm very tempted to get it as a tattoo, but (of course) we didn't buy that book when we had the chance and I haven't seen the keys reproduced elsewhere.

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