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take a ride on one of those great japanese matchbox labels

Saddle up your favorite snail (a pal is always good for a lift) and come with us for a trip to that very special realm of imagination, the world of the Japanese matchbox label: where absurdity meets high levels of … Continue reading

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“let’s add cars to old landscape paintings”

We seem to be on a fine art kick here on the old blog recently, and I say if we can catch a trend we should saddle it up and ride it off into the sunset.  So when I was … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday on wednesday: medieval sketchbook world

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

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a great dog comic from the internet

Several people sent me links to “dog philosophy”, this great comic about the nature of dogs from threepanelsoul.com.  It seems to be taking the world of great comics about nature of dogs by storm, as well it should.  I’d never … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday on monday– iowa’s numerical fun fact

Iowa hung this post from the tumblr of “thepowerofmoonlight” on The Bulletin Board the Number People Use (the one outside the Math and Statistics bay in the SciTech Library) and posted it on the general Noakes Library tumblr, too.  After … Continue reading

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i’m going to make a font out of my hand lettering–any advice or suggestions?

I’ve decided I’m finally going to make a computer font out of my hand lettering. Several fonts, actually, I hope: one of all caps, one of bolded all caps, and one of my upper and lower case printing, all of … Continue reading

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wise words from a special guest

(I’m a great admirer of Teddy Roosevelt, as a person iif not always as a politician,  and I’m really looking foward to the new Ken Burns documentary.  Image via Pinterest, which is my new Internet timewaster of choice. Find me … Continue reading

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at least mine is pocket safe

This gorgeous notebook belonged to the great scientist Marie Curie, and it is still being studied.  For short periods of time.  By scholars who have signed a waiver. And the rest of the time, it has to be kept in … Continue reading

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foo dogs on parade

I am working on a commission drawing with a fantasy China theme, and it looks like it is finally time put some serious effort into learning how to draw a foo dog, that faithful guardians of all things Chinese, at … Continue reading

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a series of tubes

Remember how Senator Ted Stevens once famously told us that “the Internet is a series of tubes”?  (If you don’t, read about it here.)  This is apparently an analogy with staying power, since I was instantly reminded of it when … Continue reading

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