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tumblr sunday on monday: picture and caption

I like this picture.  I like the caption. (It’s a complete sentence!)  I like the typesetting and the figure drawing and the linework and the expression on the fact of the lady in the striped dress at the far right.  … Continue reading

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werewolf/lightswitch

Sometimes you see an animated .gif and it just seems to say everything you want to say for a whole day.  Plus, werewolf.  (File this under “I wish I’d thought of this myself”.) The World Cup final and some cool … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday– surrealistic swami

Today we have a self portrait of surrealist artist and photographer Man Ray in an improvised turban decorated with what appears to be a dried starfish. He looks like he’s dressed as a mystic or a swami for a costume … Continue reading

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the answer to yesterday’s question is:

A small statue of a rat meditating!  Everybody needs a small Mexican pottery statue of Happy Buddha Rat*.   He is usually going to sit behind my keyboard under my monitor, but I took him outside to photograph him.  As usual, … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday– a firecracker bestiary

In honor of the holiday, please have a few classic firecracker labels with animals on them.  Labels of all kinds can be masterpieces of printing and design, and these firecracker labels, mostly from China, Hong Kong and Macau, have a … Continue reading

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world cup knockout follow up

In Tuesday’s post concerning the results of the World Cup knockout round (sorry– “round of 16″ sounds too boring), I mentioned a reason one might, if one’s favorite side had been knocked out, decide to follow Belgium as the tournament … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday– the favorite

One of life’s great annoyances for any artist is to discover another artist who is doing the same thing you are, except much better.  So you can imagine how I felt when this image rolled across my tumblr horizon:This little … Continue reading

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calamityware: blue willow has never looked so good

Don Moyers is an artist working in an esoteric but delightful medium found somewhere where comics meets ceramics.  Or where cheesy science fiction/pop culture tropes meet traditional Chinese export art, if you are thinking thematically.  Whatever it is, his “Calamityware”  … Continue reading

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tumblr sick day– inexplicable

Day two of the Horrible Illness.  Have progressed from All the Snot in the World to If I Cough One More Time My Brain is Going to Explode and Then There Won’t Be a Blog and You’ll Be Sorry Then, … Continue reading

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mold-a-rama a-rama

Added three new Mold-A-Rama sculptures to the household collection yesterday, souvenirs from a trip to the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago: My life is now richer to the tune of a red mama and baby giraffe, a black gorilla of somber … Continue reading

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