Here's what I'm loving this week.
these Chinese lantern flowers
this illustration of my favorite scene from The Wind in the Willows, when Ratty and Mole have a picnic on the river
these acorns-- so many gorgeous shades of brown!
these preview photos from The Hobbit-- Bag End is one of my favorite places in all of Lord of the Rings, and I am so excited to see more of it when The Hobbit comes out! I love the story of how the Bag End set was originally designed for the Lord of the Rings films-- John Howe, one of the best-known Tolkien artists, had previously done a beautiful illustration of the front hall of Bag End. He was brought on as a conceptual artist for the films, and Peter Jackson had a copy of the illustration and asked John Howe to draw the rest of Bag End, too. How incredible that must have been, to see an illustration done years before turned into a full-sized environment!
(this moment of Lord of the Rings fangirling was brought to you by the extended edition DVDs of all three films.)
the light in this forest photograph
this vintage illustration of Little Red Riding Hood, or as this book called her, Little Red Cap
this squirrel candle-holder (with a tutorial for making them! To do: have woodland tea party)
these glittery pumpkins-- I'm not usually a glitter person, but these are so ethereal and pretty! I'd feel like Titania having an autumn fairy ball with these. (again, with tutorial! yay!)
I hope your week is off to a wonderful start!