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As seen on 13th & Carpenter Streets.
Today is my friend Dan’s birthday – world traveler, photographer, and all around good guy! To celebrate the occasion, I made this fruit tart – it’s the perfect dessert given the bounty of fresh fruit available this time of year. Happy birthday Dan, hope you have a magnificent day! Continue reading
Another cheap sketchbook has bitten the dust. It wasn’t a terrible sketchbook, and I would probably pick up another one if it was on sale, but it contained none of the magic of the improbable Sketchbook from Heaven. For reasons unknown, ideas would just bubble up from the pages of that original sketchbook. This pad from Dick Blick had no magic. It was a slog killing it off.
There are a few partially finished or partially started sketchbooks of varying quality that I will throw in my bag. Let’s see if I can wring any magic from them.
I had a teacher in art school who taught a freshman illustration elective, and she referred to sketches or drawings as “your dirty little marks.” She wasn’t the happiest of people. See my dirty little marks HERE.
Slowly but surely, I’ve been scanning old family photos and restoring them. Judging from the style of the clothing, this portrait looks like it was taken in the teens. Also interesting is the woman on the left, who is wearing pince-nez glasses with a suspension chain which most likely connected to her ear so that they could be easily removed and not lost.
I believe the woman on the left was my grandmother, but I have no idea who the other woman is. A sister? A friend? And why did they go to a photo studio and have their portrait taken? Unfortunately, there is no one to ask, and no info on the back of the photo.
Original scan behind the cut. Continue reading