This cloth from an artist’s sketchbook depicts the Mahasiddha or ‘great mystics’. On this side is Maitrichen, in standing yogic posture, and on the other side is Draken seated in a Chinese-style landscape. The sure and confident linework suggests the hand of an accomplished draftsperson although traces of underdrawing and the artist’s study of detail can be seen. While it has been suggested that these sketches formed part of an artist’s pattern book, this set also has the quality of a practice pad or study drawings, especially in the rendering of the deer accompanying the dynamic figure of Maitrichen.

19th century

Central/Eastern Tibet




10 Magical Pebble Paths That Flow Like Rivers

The garden or back-yard is one of the best places in a home for the home-owner to express their creative side. Why surround all those beautiful plants with an ugly path when you can create a creative stone garden path that looks like a work of art? We collected this list to show you what a well-done pebble garden path can look like.

River stones and pebbles worked really well for the projects in these pictures, but just about any stone can work as long as you can think of a cool design with it and turn it into a stable path.

  1. Judy White
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  3.  Claire Ashman
  4. Francesca Gallo
  5.  sarako
  7. Sarah Garner
  9. Chuck Domitrovich
  10. Jeffrey Bale

Yes. All of this.