Monday, November 16, 2009

A Good Party (1950)

Before my time, darn it! This is a funny little film that was meant to be seriously educational from Coronet films. Thanks to stantonz

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Lulu in Bed

This is how Louise Brooks spent her final days - captured by Guido Crepax, cartoonist (based on her letters to him). The truth is she probably didn't look this good at the time she wrote those letters, but there is a lot of room for fantasy in art. Louise was always depicted as the perfect specimen in art and film. These images have never lost their appeal. She was thoroughly modern in the 1920's and her look is still "in" because it's classic. (via the dead can dance ). To see some great photos of Ms. Brooks go here: link

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Parasols Make Nice Images

Henri-Cartier Bresson, Dieppe, 1926
I found this interesting photo by Henri-Cartier Bresson (one of my favorite photographers) and it reminded me of this:

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fantastic Collection of Tintypes

Crehore/Forde Family Tintype Photo
I've just returned from a trip to the mountains of Virginia to visit family members. The weather was sunny and beautiful; it reached 75 degrees over the weekend!
Now I am back to work and back to blogging: here is old tintype that I found in my box of family photos. I also have one of an ancestor in a pierrot costume, but I seem to have misplaced it. I love tintypes. I enlarged and lightened this one in photoshop. You can see that their cheeks are tinted pink (click photo for detail).

By the way, I recently discovered a truly fantastic collection of tintypes. Just follow this link to Eliza's flickr:

Monday, November 02, 2009

Tickler Ukulele #3...

Tickler Ukulele #2 Front
Tickler Ukulele #1 Back
Tickler Ukulele #1 Front
Tickler Ukulele #3 is currently being constructed by luthier Lou Reimuller. It is a concert model, larger than the two ukes shown above. I came up with a unique headstock design for it and I'll be painting the front of the uke. Tickler #3 will have some fine details and some rich exotic woods. As usual, it will be a playable one-of-a-kind fine art object. I can't wait to show you when it is finally finished.
Previous posts:
Tickler Number One
Tickler Number Two
P.S. I will not be blogging from November 3- November 9. I'm taking a small break. Stay tuned! I'll be back in a week. Please have a look at my archives while I am gone.