Monday, December 31, 2012

Malbuchgeschichten Bild 13

Beautiful set on flickr of German "Coloring Book" 1949 with a surreal tapestry-like style of illustration by Heinz Kiessling. Here is just one page. Follow link. Thanks to micky the pixel.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Funny Little Nudes

The Crowd Pleaser and the VIP make perfect conceptual art pieces.
Duchamp would be proud. I've always been a sucker for tiny things and these were nudes hanging around the house untouched, in the old packaging, so I took some photos. These are "the little people that add a lot".
(H O scale figurines)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Winter Images by Oliver Herford

 Jack Frost - Ladies Home Journal 1926
The Snowman's Christmas - Ladies Home Journal 1924 LINK
(Click image to enlarge)
Who was Oliver Herford (1863-1935)? They say he was "the American Oscar Wilde". I love these two illustrations which clearly show his sense of humor and his wicked talent for drawing and painting. He was also a poet and writer.
Here are some of his works online.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A Henri Cartier-Bresson View

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Henri Cartier-Bresson photo via
Somehow this photo says "looking ahead" to me.
It is a group of school children and a young couple soaking in the view of the Seine river (1953) from the top of Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

And a Lucky '13 to you!

Happy Holidays to all of my blog readers, fans, friends, acquaintances, collectors and wonderful people around the world who browse the internet and visit Little Hokum Rag!
May the year 2013 be a "Lucky '13" for you. 
Little Hokum Rag will continue to celebrate the little things in life that make it special.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Big Maybelle by Ruth Farrall

5 1/2" x 7" glitter and acrylics
Big Maybelle by Ruth Farrall
This portrait of Big Maybelle was done by a dear friend of mine who recently passed away on Thanksgiving from cancer. I received this little painting in the mail today from her sister. (Thanks, Linda.)
Ruth was a highly talented artist and an unforgettable friend.
I blogged her "cat with crown" drawing earlier: LINK 
Ruth loved all of the best stuff in life- blues music, cats, nature and all forms of art.
She was smart, funny and beautiful. She was also a teacher who inspired her students and she inspired her friends. I think about her every day.
Ruth Farrall 


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Hokum Scorchers Playing National Brand Instruments

More information about this 1930s song and the vintage National instruments that Lou and I play can be found here !
This song was featured on boingboing's GWEEK .