Friday, January 04, 2008

American Clowns

Barnum and Bailey -Reproduction of Vintage Poster
"Clown"- Authentic Hopi Katsina Doll by Andrew Duwyenie
Early Barnum and Bailey Clown

This authentic Hopi Kachina or Katsina figure reminds me of this clown from the early Barnum and Bailey days.

The Art of Amy Crehore

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Sightseeing in America

Crehore with Lou Reimuller, Grand Tetons, Wyoming

Crehore at Crater Lake, Oregon
Crehore with Kachina at Ft Cody, Nebraska
How about another look back in time? I've been scanning old slides. I drove cross-country three times in a row in my early 30's. The first time was with a girlfriend name Virginia and the second time was with Lou Reimuller. The third trip I took all by my little ol' self. There is nothing like camping out across the USA. I wouldn't have missed it for the world.

The Art of Amy Crehore
(For you, Raliegh!)

A Snowglobe Family

Jo David and Marlow Harris of Seattle had Mike Leavitt (of Art Army fame) sculpt their whole family into cake-topping action figures and then they made this holiday card (using photoshop) to send out to their friends. Now, that's a family that knows how to have fun. Although the little figures really live under a bell jar at their house, they are trapped inside a snowglobe especially for this year's card. Here are some more of their unusual holidays cards from the past: Flickr
And, the reference photos that Mike used for the little sculptures.
Jo David and Marlow Harris certainly have the hokum spirit.

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Woman, Woman, Woman

I like these two drawings by Hugo Boettinger.
would probably like them, too. In fact, they just posted a slide show of my work to bring in the new year. Have a look! Thanks, nibelle & Baudouin. Happy New Year to you!

Banjo Gal

One of these days I'm going to add some Hokum Scorcher music to my website. Soon, I hope. Look at my hand in this photo. Funny! I like this little no-name vintage tenor banjo.

My Beautiful State

This is a picture of me taken shortly after I "ran away" from the east coast to live in Oregon. About age 33, I believe. Happy as a clam on an Oregon beach. There is never anyone on the beach in Oregon. Maybe that is why I like it. Devoid of humans.
I am working on a new website this week.
It has a cleaner look to it now, kind of like this beach:
It's not all up yet, but it's getting there. Change is good.
Happy 2008!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Toy Club Website - Japan

Thanks again to Internet Weekly for pointing out another great website with vintage advertisements, posters and display figures. Also, many vintage clockwork moving toys and tin toys!