Monday, December 19, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
"Pair of Scherenschnitte bookmarks, approximately 2 3/4" X 5 1/2" , found in Family Bible of Heinrich and Susanna (Deturk) Kohler, Berks County, Pennsylvania."
Gone already! Bought now, $150.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The article on NPR translates it:
The Complete Book of Combat With Mum
When your mother is yelling at you, you can:
Look elsewhere, think about something else. Don't care, don't listen.
Note: Can't be used often
Your mother is yelling at you and not letting you look somewhere else, you can:
Find something trivial about mommy to criticize.
Note: Can't be used often.
for more tactics: http://www.chinasmack.com/2011/pictures/how-to-deal-with-mom-by-beijing-4th-grade-girls.html
Friday, December 9, 2011
Rhymes for Fingers and Flannelboards, by Louise Binder Scott and J. J. Thompson. Illustrated by Jean Flowers. McGraw-Hill Inc., 1960.
Can't help but be reminded of the Saul Bass design for The Man With the Golden Arm, 1955. Note: if you are editing a cover for children's book in 1960, drawing inspiration from a very famous poster design for a movie about heroin addiction is probably not the first association you're going for. It's still a great book though.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Leave around some blocks, safety scissors, and painter's tape, and a half and hour later... ('mommy, don't see!' but ok, I peeked.)
...Dining table installation complete. Photographic documentation by the by the artist herself.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Studying Matisse's cut-outs with Sam's class a few weeks ago. (...Thanks again art for small hands!) For reference and inspiration, we used this out-of-date calendar which I cut up and distributed, a very inexpensive way for the class to see and hold a lot of different works.
Coincidentally there is a new installation of a Matisse work from this period at LACMA now, La Gerbe (1953).
It was one of Matisse's very latest works, completed just months before his death. There is a fascinating story of La Gerbe's journey from the Brody estate to the museum here. And if you have ever imagined what a giant Matisse would look like in your own private home, see great vintage photos of La Gerbe and the Brody estate via midcenturia.com. Enjoy!
Friday, December 2, 2011
"Make a World : the Film" Teaser from makeaworldfilm on Vimeo.
I stumbled across this and this and this and this, but what? Two years too late! Depressingly, the film was never completed. Time to get the word out again. I would buy a t-shirt.
But hey, we are right on time for this:
The scribble, yeah! Find more licensed Ed Emberley fabric love at Cloud Nine. Ok, I feel better now.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
The latest growth industry in town are segundas, or second-hand shops. Within the last year, when other businesses have shuttered, they have sprung up like mushrooms. Unlike the Goodwill or 99-Cent Store these shops are all home grown and as individual as the hand-painted signs that show out front.
|Dollar Saver 2nd Hand Thrift Store|
|Angel's Thrift Store "Segunda"|
|Thrifty Store Belem's|
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Dick Whittington and His Cat, by Marcia Brown. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950.
Although the artists are not connected, and the work is separated by some 50+ years, the instant I saw this I flashed on Nikki McClure, another artist I like, who also draws with knives.