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visiting the happy

Last Friday (wow, already a week ago?!), my father and I did his morning circuit, which consists of going to his deli to pick up food for Shabbat and then to the bakery. 625 more words


Thoughts on a Discussion with Roger Ackling

I had a meeting with Roger Ackling which was really terrific. He’s an older artist who does pieces with wood where he burns a design into them with a magnifying glass in a single sitting usually. 806 more words

Hans Richter Behind the Lens - 8 X 8: A Chess Sonata in 8 Movements

“The film has been produced by artists. We have made use of the traditional freedom of artists to follow our inspiration.” Believe it or not, there was a time that making such a declaration would not be considered obtuse and alienating.   351 more words


The Bumbastories Sunday Magazine Section

At a time when most print newspapers are closing shop and the big, fat Sunday newspapers – with their familiar Sunday Magazine sections -  are becoming relics of the past, … 551 more words

Folk Music

Our Family Mobile

This family mobile was made just before Christmas and it’s been hanging in our front window ever since (other than to take these photos). For this mobile, I bought some air dry clay and made the balls, hearts (with our initials) and trees and then painted with them with copper and coral paints. 120 more words


The Alexander Calder retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art breathes fresh life into the oeuvre of the iconic 20th century artist. Rarely are so many of his works shown together. 270 more words


Route 66 sights: Alexander Calder’s public art – Flamingo and The Universe

Five streets apart along Route 66 in downtown Chicago – less than three city blocks – are two highly entertaining works of public art by the late American artist Alexander Calder. 1,304 more words

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