Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Amy Crehore's "Banjo Gal" Print Offer, Limited-Time Only $40

"Banjo Gal" Print by Amy Crehore
This image is from my AI award-winning "Little Pierrot" series. The original painting was exhibited in a Santa Monica, CA gallery in 2006 along with 3 other "Little Pierrots" (all of them sold).
I am offering limited edition, giclee prints of the finest quality for collectors. Each print comes in an archival sleeve with a certificate of authenticity and postcards (while they last). Individually hand-signed and numbered by me (Amy Crehore). This is a 7" square image (exactly as shown), centered on 10" x 10" Hahnemuhle acid-free photorag 308gsm white paper. Printed on the finest printer available with superior ultrachrome inks at Sterling Editions. Edition of 250.
Order a "Banjo Gal" print between now and March 3rd, midnight PST
Only pay $40. total (shipping/handling are included), one per person.
Here's the LINK
(Original price was $79., plus shipping)
To view entire series of "Little Pierrots"originals: LINK

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Old Movie Titles

"Them!" (1954) Gordon Douglas
Artist Lou Brooks has selected some nice old stills of Hollywood movie titles and blogged about them on his blog.
More of them at: The Movie Titles Stills Collection

Monday, February 22, 2010

Old Lady Lent

My friend Valerie (who lives in Barcelona) sent me these interesting images, along with this explanation: '"La Vella Quaresma" (Old Lady Lent) is a Catalan tradition. During Carnival week she fights with the King of Carnival (Carnestoltes) and finally wins, so his rule of feasting, and wild celebrations is over and is replaced by order, fasting and calm. She carries two salt codfish and is in charge of making sure children eat fish not meat during the seven weeks of Lent. She has seven legs, one for each week. The tradition was to hang her picture in the house with a sweet attached to each leg, at the end of each week the children pulled off a sweet (and a leg). On the Island of Mallorca, (top illustration) they used to saw an effigy of her in half in a public square midway through Lent and children were threatened that the Sawed Lady would come to take them away if they ate meat!'

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Matthew J Richards Plays His Banjo Ukes

I love this little video where Matthew compares the sounds of 4 different vintage banjo ukes in his collection. Such a lovely instrument! Thanks Matthew!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Very Old Game Boards

These game boards are from the early to mid 1800's. The swans and elephant are hand-colored etchings mounted on linen and the game-board showing a mine w/tunnels is a lithograph. Beautiful graphics, don't you think?
Follow this link for explanations and examples of even more games dating as early as 1588-BibliOdyssey.

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Bouncing Jug

Jaques Tati - Clip from the film Mon Oncle (1958) -"The struggle of a simple man with a highly modern kitchen and a bouncing jug"... thanks Callash