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Little Brown Sparrow

"artists", "etsy"Katie Runnels2 Comments
I've been admiring the work of Penny Elizabeth Neil through her blog Sparrow Savage, her Etsy shop: Little Brown Sparrow and her Flickr sets. She is an artist living in a caretakers cottage in an open-air museum in Australia that allows her to take the most incredible photographs after the tourists go home. The description on her blog reads: "I live in a 19th century railway cottage on the border of a rural ghost town, though soon I will become a suburban urchin. I like patchwork mended clothes and frayed edges. My world is tarnished, worn-out, run down and faded, and you are welcome into it." I am especially jealous of her amazing and natural red hair. I also would have never guessed that I would have friends in Australia (Hi Nicky, Hi Jo!). Thanks to the internet I've met some incredible women who have shared a view of their lives so very far away from my own. Below are some of my favorite images from Penny's various works-click on them to visit her sites.
Penny Elizabeth Neil :Self-Portrait

The Parlour
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Red Room
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Savage Beauty
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