Tag Archives: writers and artists

tumblr sunday: a woman with two guitars

This photogenic (and almost certainly very charismatic) woman in this classy vintage photograph is Willa Mae Buckner, described in the accompanying caption  as “blues woman, burlesque dancer, snake charmer”.  I bet she told the best stories.  

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tumblr sunday: whatever that elephant is doing, I want some.

Found this image on tumblr with the cryptic caption “Riyaz Udin”.  It’s definitely an Indian miniature painting, and Riyaz is a man’s first name I associate with Indian culture, so maybe that’s the artist’s name.  I wonder how old it … Continue reading

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have a fawcett christmas!

Rick may not have the Captain Marvel Christmas comic whose cover we saw on Sunday, but he does have this beauty, the second issue of Fawcett’s Xmas Comics, with another gorgeous Cap drawing on the cover.  He reports that the … Continue reading

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kandinsky’s birthday

Today is the birthday of the painter Wassily Kandinsky, and he’s been honored by a well deserved Google Doodle.  I thought I’d join in the celebration with a black and white portrait photograph of the artist from my tumblr collection, … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday–a short step to steampunk

Awesome Steampunk Iron Man image by Jason Kang! But really, isn’t Tony Stark really pretty darn steampunk already? It’s a short step, but one we’re glad that Mr Kang chose to take. I couldn’t find any commentary from the artist … Continue reading

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the collector of stories

Or rather the collector of lists of all possible stories.  That’d be me. There’s lists of 25 or 28, and my favorite is the list of two.*  Today I found a list of four I’d never seen before.  The quote … Continue reading

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endpaper martens

The goldenrod endpapers of Wild Animals at Home by Ernest Thompson Seton. 1913.  Via tumblr Seton was an extremely popular and successful wildlife artist and woodcraft writer in his day, and one of the founders of the Boy Scout movement.  … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday: balthus

In this latest addition to my tumblr collection of black and white photographs of famous artists, we discover that Balthus, that master of enigmatic and sexually charged figure drawing, was kind of hot himself.  In 1948.  Through the lens of … Continue reading

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economics

Money can be exchanged for goods and services.  And the selling prices of goods and services are determined, in the broadest sense, by the forces of the marketplace.  Material things are worth what people are prepared to pay for them.  … Continue reading

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a better map of a classic imaginary place

This blog’s complex relationship with the works of JRR Tolkien is well known (search “Tolkien” for assorted links), but there’s no denying that Middle Earth is a complex setting that lends itself to the best in fantasy cartography.  And if … Continue reading

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