Category Archives: art

Some Magazine Ads From 1959

I’ve been carefully culling the mildewed, and spoiled contents of the black steamer trunk that was stored in the basement of an old house dad owned. Some of the vintage newspapers and magazines are so contaminated that I’ve had to … Continue reading

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On Floral Design Day

A comment I sometimes hear at funeral visitations goes something like this, “I didn’t want to spend money on something so frivolous as flowers.”  I don’t know if the commenter is being miserly or if they’re financially strapped.  In either … Continue reading

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The Beatles And India

Yesterday, the clerk at the thrift store in Wayne, Nebraska was testing an old boom box stereo unit to make sure the thing worked before putting it up for sale. He placed “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” into the … Continue reading

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Trois Animaux …Floral Friday

Humans have created animal shaped articles and wares for thousands of years and that trend is unlikely to end any time soon.  If you skim the Web, you’ll find almost any animal, imaginable recreated in a form, ready to enjoy.  Today, … Continue reading

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Feeling Creative

Theodore (The Beaver) Cleaver was sent outdoors to search for his big brother Wally.  The youngster walked through various neighborhoods but could not find his brother. At last The Beaver checked the notorious, rough warehouse part of the city. There … Continue reading

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Vintage Saskatchewan Ektachromes

My friend Andy moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba in early 1991. He invited me to visit him in his new Canadian apartment when I could get away from work.  It turned out that the last two days of June and the first … Continue reading

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Avant Garde 17 …Floral Friday

For Friday the 13th, positive, forward appearing style seems the way to go, today.  This time of the year, the last thing I’m interested in is orthodoxy of any sort. Now is one of those times my restless mind feels … Continue reading

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