Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A Few Costumes

 From 1906 Femina magazine
 From 16th century carnival (above and below)
See more at Public Domain Review LINK

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Two Balthus Shows in NYC

Untitled, c. 1999–2000
Color Polaroid
4 x 4 inches (10.2 x 10.2 cm)
© Harumi Klossowska de Rola
Beautiful polaroids (late studies) by Balthus at Gagosian Gallery
and a new Balthus show at the Met for those lucky enough to be in NYC.
Judith Thurman writes for The New Yorker blog about meeting Balthus in Rome 40 years ago and also posing for his wife (who was also a painter). Interesting! LINK
I love the paintings and drawings of Balthus, as you know if you read this blog.
P.S. Picasso owned a Balthus painting

Friday, October 25, 2013

Links for Picasso's Birthday (not about Picasso)

Above: "Douleur" painted in 1895 by Antoon van Welie
Happy Birthday Picasso!
  1. New exhibition by Neo Rauch: LINK
  2. Italian Man Builds Theme Park by Hand: LINK 
  3. 1887 Nude Descending Staircase: LINK
  4. Great Joni M. documentary: LINK
  5. Watch Tarkovsky films free: LINK
  6. Sad Boyfriends Modeling Etsy Creations by Girlfriends: LINK
  7. The Most Fascinating Humans of New York: LINK 
  8. Kim Deitch interview podcast on Boingboing: LINK 
  9. Peter Bagge's Woman Rebel, The Margaret Sanger Story: review LINK
  10. The Magazine will have some stories featured on Boingboing.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Twitch Uke Paint Job (Crehore)

I took this photo with my ipad in my new studio. I think the paint job is now complete
on my Tickler #3 Twitch Concert Uke. It is time to hand it back over to the luthier for the final touches. There is a green and black inlay at the bottom. I'll take some better photos later on.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Some New Views

Some new views: top photo is looking out into my backyard from a window in the house (neat 15 ft. Alice in Wonderland hedge). Bottom photo: a photo of the golf course up the hill from my new house. It has a nice view of the big butte. I can see the coast range in the distance up there as well. I'm looking forward to taking many new hikes!

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

A Halloween Cat in a Pot

photo credit: Amy Crehore
I took this photo many years ago at my old house. I can't be sure if this is my current cat or another dear cat that I had for only a few months. My cat has really round eyes and this cat's eyes are a bit slanted, so I think it is possibly the other cat (who got hit by a car). Very similar markings.
The big green flower pot was left behind at the old place during my recent move.
I probably gave away half my stuff during the move.
I am now at a new location about a mile from my old house.
It is just a question now of unpacking boxes and getting my studio back in shape to work again.
More soon....