Thursday, 22 December 2011

Heart and diamonds

Tomorrow is my day for Christmas shopping.... It can be fun, it can be hell. I'll bring the ice princess along, I hope that will bring me luck! I know, I know, it would have been much smarter to do the shopping earlier. Sweden has been really dark and rainy, it's been hard to apprehend it is winter. We have a beautiful Christmas tree though, you think that should have given me a hint... ;)

"Under the pseudonym Tom Seidmann-Freud—often shortened to just "Tom"—Sigmund Freud's eccentric niece Martha illustrated a series of wonderful children's books in the early twentieth century. She killed herself in 1930 (age 37 or 38), a year after her husband killed himself. This grim ending is not reflected in her dream-like, often whimsical work." - The Rabbit Dreams of Dr. Freud's Niece - 50 watts.

4 comments:

céline said...

Good luck with your christmas shopping, I hope it will be fun....
Thank you for the link, beautiful drawings!
I wish you a very nice christmas together with your family and friends!

The Wild Fairy said...

Yes, I've left it until tomorrow as well. Dark and dreary here in Ireland as well, but I have the fairy lights up and twinkling. Wishing you a peaceful Christmas holiday Camilla.

Laura Barbuto said...

You see, it will be fun! Just imagine all those happy faces when your love ones receive your presents.

Anna said...

Here's to some light in Sweden today!

And those illustrations are stunning. I found some of them to be quite upsetting and dark, but I like that - like life, I suppose. Definitely dream-like.

The interesting thing is they seem so clearly to be the work of a woman, and not a man - do you think people could sense that back when she was using her male pseudonym? What is it about them that makes them look like the work of a woman to me? I'm trying to figure that bit out...

Thank you for sharing, Camilla.

Xoxo