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Hearth and Home ~ Carl Larsson

Sunday, July 24, 2011

I remember when I saw Carl Larsson’s work for the first time ~ A freshman in college, 1971, and my roomie (and childhood and life-long friend) Janet, gave me a gorgeous birthday card. I still have that card, 40 birthdays later.

She and I had great fun as roommates ~ The summer before our freshman year, we made matching gingham patchwork quilts for our room, I made matching curtains for the windows, and she made huge, girlie gingham pillows for floor flopping.

We were … in Heaven.

Janet was/is an artist ~ Many was the long night I helped her memorize the seeming thousands of artists/dates/works of art for her Art History finals (“Madonna With the Long Neck”, 1535-40, Parmigianino … By the time we were finished cramming, I think English Lit Major me would’ve aced the final, too.)

But it is Carl Larsson's lovely art to which she introduced me 
that one May morning which has stuck with me these 40 birthdays and kept my love of Larsson very much alive.

Perfect, endless summer days. A beautify, happy gathering of family and friends warmly enfolding me.

I have some beautiful Larsson prints and lithographs in my shop now ... and I add to my collection with every opportunity!

Here are some of my favorites ~ Enjoy!


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