Marcia Strykowski

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Visiting Carl Larsson

Carl Larsson (May 28, 1853 — Jan. 19, 1919) was born very poor in Stockholm, Sweden. Between attending the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts and later meeting his wife, Karin, a fellow artist, his life turned around. In 1888 they received a house from Karin’s father. They completely renovated their new home according to their unique artistic …

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Pickity Place and Little Red

Back in 1786 a small cottage was built in the scenic hills of Mason, New Hampshire. Many years later, Caldecott Medal winner Elizabeth Orton Jones (1910-2005) lived in the quaint little red house.  She used it as a model for her illustrations in Little Red Riding Hood, (Little Golden Books, 1948). I recently visited this idyllic setting–now called Pickity Place–with a group of …

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