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Joan Barber (American, b. 1941, OR, USA, based Great Barrington, MA) - 1: Woman With Cats, n.d.  2: Girl in Blue Gown, 2010  3: Figure In Red, 2009  4: Girl On Her Bed, 2000  5: Girl Stroking Cat, 1995  6: Unknown Title  7: Red Parasol, 2001  Paintings: Oil on Canvas 

Headcanons: Miraculous holders in history

Ladybug Miraculous: Joan of Arc (this is canon!), Sinbad the Sailor

Black Cat Miraculous: Hua Mulan, Robin Hood

Butterfly Miraculous: Leonidas, Chiron

Fox Miraculous: Guy Fawkes (puns!), Loki

Peacock Miraculous: Tomoe Gozen (possibly canon?), Saladin

Turtle Miraculous: Genghis Khan, Davy Crockett

Bee Miraculous: Alexander the Great, William Tell


Style is the answer to everything.
A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing
To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it
To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art

Bullfighting can be an art
Boxing can be an art
Loving can be an art
Opening a can of sardines can be an art

Not many have style
Not many can keep style
I have seen dogs with more style than men,
although not many dogs have style.
Cats have it with abundance.

When Hemingway put his brains to the wall with a shotgun,
that was style.
Or sometimes people give you style
Joan of Arc had style
John the Baptist
García Lorca.

I have met men in jail with style.
I have met more men in jail with style than men out of jail.
Style is the difference, a way of doing, a way of being done.
Six herons standing quietly in a pool of water,
or you, naked, walking out of the bathroom without seeing me.