Slowly, very slowly, my pile of old art history books is being reduced to a mound of gluey rubble and the good bits are being transformed into postcard-size (and larger) art. The source material I've collected should last me at least 2 life-times! Today a friend brought me some vintage crochet magazines with all these funky photos of crochet that I'm eager to incorporate with some Baroque nudes. The concept of Baroque sensibility and all that obsessive handwork seems to fit together. The first nude here is Venus by Cranach and the 2nd is Suzanna (from Suzanna and the Elders). I've always felt sorry for Suzanna but she looked very serene in this particular painting by Guercino.