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In the Old Chinese Reading Room (so called because of the colorful silk tapestries of extra squirmy dragons hanging between the main shelving units and the smell of Six Treasures Fried Rice that lingers there on rainy afternoons) a young … Continue reading
Yes, the moonlight falls on the ancient, well polished, linoleum floors of the basement of the Noakes Library, in spite of the fact that it’s a basement and there are few, if any, true windows. At least on Halloween it … Continue reading
Election time is here, and even though it’s an off year, a few signs have cropped up here and there in the yards of the neighborhood. And with those signs came the best character name ever– or so I thought. … Continue reading
Time travelers and dimension walkers both agree– inconspicuous clothing and gear is the way to go if you don’t want to be discovered and condemned as a wizard or worse. Usually this means a plain cotton shirt and canvas trousers, … Continue reading
People sometimes come to this blog to read about fountain pens and how to care for them and use them for drawing and hand lettering, so I thought I would share with you what I do to get started with … Continue reading
We’ve discussed before the long and honorable history of the phone doodle, that marvelous school of art practiced by practically everyone in the days when there was always a pad of paper (or a conveniently placed painted wall) near the … Continue reading
Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary 1926-1938 Art Institute of Chicago This post about an Art with a big A exhibit is moderately long, and it also contains some very mild, art museum-style nudity, so I am putting it behind … Continue reading
As our British friends say this is “exactly what it it says on the tin”: a drawing of a shark in a swimsuit. A Certain Person says it does not look very much like a shark, but more like a … Continue reading
Spent way too much time today trying to organize the article/essay/post I am writing for you about the Magritte exhibit– then when I sat down to write it, it fell totally flat. As always when a project stalls, I took … Continue reading