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December 23, 2009

Out of the Salon

Nicolas Lancret, Winter, 1738. Oil on canvas. Musée du Louvre.
I will be away for the holiday. I hope you all have a very lovely one, and stay warm if you are in a chilly area (like me and these poor ice-skaters).


  1. Merry Christmas, Lauren! I like the picture--the woman on her rump is uncannily similar to myself on ice. Grace in motion. ;)

  2. Have a very merry Christmas Lauren! I've been following you for a while but I don't think I've yet commented on your fab blog - though I have on Heather's and I certainly plan to comment on yours, too, in the future. Thanks for the fab work!


    PS Does anybody know where Heather's blog has gone?

  3. @polonaise believe me, I am no more stable on the ice than she!

    @Mother of Style & @Jessi P thank you for the good cheer! I hope you enjoy the day! Very glad to hear new voices here, come around anytime!! Ohh and Jessi, Heather's blog is back up and running! Thank you for the heads up on that!

  4. Heh heh, I make a pantomime elephant look graceful, but I enjoy skating anyway.

    Pwew! I'm glad Heather is back up and running. I got some *very* odd emails yesterday that were (supposedly) from her and then found she was gone. These blogs are my favorites and I need my fix!

  5. You're very welcome Lauren! I hope you had a good day! No chance of emulating the picture unfortunately =p!

  6. @ Lauren: Happy holiday, m'lady. Thank you for a great year of curiosity, novelty and enlightenment. I am, as ever, your humble servant.

    @Polonaise - I got a weird email, too, that seemed like SPAM but from Heather. Glad that has been worked out.