The Many Faces Of William Shakespeare

Among other things, Shakespeare and I share a birthday and a passion for the theatre. His plays are as diverse as the images in these paintings, and as actors we always strive to perform his rich and diverse cast of characters.

English was not my first language so I am always amazed by the language and its origins. It never fails to surprise me when I hear of certain words that were coined by Mr. Shakespeare himself. Obscene, alligator, skim milk and eye ball to name a few!

These prints, from www.fab.com are a fitting tribute to the genius. Eclectic and richly detailed. The video below is a quirky history of Shakespeare and his influence on the English language.

Who else shares our day of birth? Shirley Temple, Sandra Dee, and Michael Moore! I am in good company.

Keep Calm And Carry On – True Story

Have you ever wondered about the origins of the ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ poster? I had no idea it had such an interesting history. Today we know it from countless products such as journals, t-shirts, bags, candles, mouse pads and even bed sheets! We’ve modified the text countless ways to serve our own purposes. For example, ‘Keep Calm and Drink Tea’. However, the poster was created to boost morale during WWII…and since then it’s been on quite a journey.

My lovely friend Karen introduced me to this video. This is one of the things I love about the
world-wide web and having a blog. Once people start to get to know me and what I like they send me amazing things like this!

To learn more about the history of the poster make sure to check out the website here!

Keep Calm a Carry On….and send me some videos! ;)