L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

We were late getting our famous - infamous - Christmas/Holiday card started this year, so we went ahead and decided to make it a New Year's card instead. (As it turned out, we weren't as late as we thought, and most recipients got theirs before Christmas anyway. Whatever....) Since we bought a house this year, we decided to go with a "new home" theme. And what better home-y source material than a photograph of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh lounging about Windsor Castle? Thankfully, there were no Corgis cluttering up the composition, giving us a perfect spot to insert our dear Nicholas.

Why is it that I always look quite convincing as an old woman...
... while G always makes the most peculiar looking fellow...?

Thank you to everyone who "tunes in" to this blog. I so enjoy working at it, spending far too much time scouring up pictures, finding new stories to tell. And I so appreciate your attention and your kind and very smart comments. Here's to a happy and productive and prosperous new year, all of us!


Source material: a recent photograph by Thomas Struth. I added a bit more chandelier at the top; never want to scrimp on the chandelier.


  1. I just stumbled onto this incredible blog and have totally enjoyed your wit and sheer fun you seem to bring to each article. I have become a totally dedicated fan and hope to share this blog too many others in the days ahead!

    1. Wow, thank you, David! Very kind of you to say. : )

  2. What an adorable portrait!
    The lady in the suit is extremely attractive.
    Happy New Year!