samuel and archibald

several months ago, i did a swap with the very talented whitney gardner. below is the woodblock print i just had to have, it was love at first sight. i believe it is her grandpa, archibald. a few months after receiving it i read east of eden (my new favorite book) and couldn't help but see the resemblance in archibald and how i pictured samuel hamilton would look.

"Adam saw a big man, bearded like a patriarch, his graying hair stirring in the air like thistledown. His cheeks above his beard were pink where the sun had burned his Irish skin...After a quick glance Adam came back to the eyes, light blue and filled with a young delight. The wrinkles around them were drawn in radial lines inward by laughter."

♥ anne


  1. But I have a new love for that glittering instrument, the human soul. It is a lovely and unique thing in the universe. It is always attacked and never destroyed - because 'Thou mayest.

  2. oh, that is so neat! I really like the poem, and the art. good finds.


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