Asa Ames died young and left behind a dozen or so sculptures that he made in the mid-1800's.
They are lovely. You can see them here:
Internet Weekly posted a link to this beautiful video found on a website about Felice Casorati. I really need to get a book about this important Italian painter. There are so many amazing paintings on this video that I had never seen. He went through some odd stylistic changes - his work looked a lot like Gustav Klimt at one point. I prefer the less decorative works such as the ones I blogged earlier - the metaphysical works. His work never lacked mystery or soul, no matter which style he chose. His name translates as "Happy" in English. Happy Casorati. His art makes me happy, although it often depicts somewhat melancholy figures.
Fashions of the 1920s (Thanks, Aaron 1912, YouTube)
Here we have 1920s' fashions, crazy socks, getting a bob and girls tumbling on stage. I found this film on a wonderful blog called "The Paris Apartment". Thanks, Claudia. Little Hokum Rag loves the 1920s, too.
Jason Castro (America Idol) won them over with his uke version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".
I think he needs one of my Tickler Ukulele T-shirts.