Friday, February 17

butterflies x

{all images by nabokov}

beautiful drawings to share with you today....Vladmir Nabokov's drawings were intended for his family, drawn on the title pages of novels & given as gifts to his wife & son & other relatives. none of the drawings are of real butterflies, but the images & the names he gives them are drawn from his imagination...a fascinating insight into the man best known as the author of "Lolita".....

*from the age of seven, everything i felt a connection with a rectangle of framed sunlight was dominated by a single passion. if my first glance of the morning was for the sun, my first thought was for the butterflies it would engender...
...i have hunted butterflies in various climes and disguises; as a pretty boy in knickerbockers and sailor cap; as a lanky cosmopolitan expatriate in flannel bags and beret; as a fat hatless old man in shorts*

looking forward to the weekend

for now
xx

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