Friday, February 27, 2015

Dorothy Kunhardt

Picture Book Treasures from the library book sale!

Now Open the Box, 1934
illustrations by Dorothy Kunhardt

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Postcard of Lake Tahoe

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hair Salon, Torrington, CT

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Postcard of Amber Fort, Jaipur, India

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Postcard of Texarkana

Friday, February 20, 2015

Postcard of the Badlands, SD

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Recently, I've found some picture book treasures at the local library.

Brilliant woodcuts by the Italian artist, Antonio Frasconi.
From See and Say, 1955
A picture book in four languages, 
English is in black, 
Italian is in blue, 
French is in red 
and Spanish is in green

Monday, February 16, 2015

Meringue cookies, Antigua, Guatemala, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Happy Darwin Day

Amazing collection of bones! from the 
Museum of Comparative Anatomy and Paleontology, Paris 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Early Infographics

  from WORDS,1948
 The Little Golden Books
 by Selma Lola Chambers
illustrated by Gertrude Elliot

from Exploring the Weather, 1957
by Roy Gallant
illustrated by Lowell Hess

 from Facts and Figures, 1962
by Bertha Morris Parker
Illustrated by Lowell Hess

The Story of Numbers, Symbols and Space, 1958
by Irving Adler
Illustrated by Lowell Hess

Friday, February 6, 2015


Working on new collage... to be continued.
August 1965

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Illustrations by Marc Simont 
from The Big World and the Little House by Ruth Kraus, 1949

Found a Ruth Kraus/Marc Simont book I had never seen before.
The cover has seen better days, but how perfect is that?

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Snapshot #21
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Monday, February 2, 2015

Wadsworth Antheneum

Banner from a Coney Island side show

Robert Rauschenberg, Retroactive 1, 1964
Wadsworth Antheneum has a new installation
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008
and a re-installation of Contemporary Art
Robert Rauschenberg
Vanessa German
Kara Walker
John Nares 
Charles LeDray
to name a few...
both exhibitions worth a visit if you're in or near Hartford

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Snapshot #24
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