Monday, November 25, 2013

New! Book cover painting (by Crehore) for The Magazine's Book Project on Kickstarter

Just finished this painting- 14" x 18 3/8" oil on wood © This was painted as a book cover for a printed book of select stories from The Magazine's first year. A mock-up version appears currently on kickstarter, but this is my final version of the painting. This is a fund raiser for the proposed book. They are also offering an almost full-size limited edition print of this as part of their fundraiser on kickstarter -

Sunday, November 03, 2013

The Richard Balzer Collection

I spent the morning looking at these!
Dick Balzar collects antique magic lanterns, peepshows, shadows, transparencies, thaumatropes, phenakistascopes and other optical toys.
Go to his websites to see his collection of fantastic toys in action and to read the history.
You won't be sorry. So beautiful!