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Category Archive:  Art


Suitable For Framing: Illustrations by Diana Thorne

The label on the wrapper for this charming book called “Dogs” read “lovely pictures – suitable for framing.” I loved the little pup on the cover. Other than the black ear, it... more

Lord of the Rings Director Gives Away Movie Memorabilia

If you’re a J.R.R. Tolkien fan who’s ever seen Ralph Bakshi’s animated adaptation of The Lord of the Rings (which completely ignores the trilogy’s final chapter, The Return of the King, and... more

Print Blocks, Add to Your Favorite Collection

I’ve collected print blocks for a long time now. On my desk is a print block advertising a very old oil and gas station company, Pate, with their once famous motto “Hello... more

Solid Perfume Compacts, What’s in a Name?

A few years ago, I found an Estee Lauder solid perfume compact at an antique mall in Illinois. My daughter had worked at a famous department store on her breaks from college... more

Blown Away by Dale Chihuly’s Art Glass

The first piece of Chihuly art glass I saw was at the fantastic Milwaukee Art Museum. If you ever have a chance to visit this incredible venue, do so, you’ll love it.... more