Category Archives: history

Friday Sketchbook: All the King’s Horses

Any day that begins with horses is a good day in my book. Happy Friday.    

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Sketch of the Day: Ganymede and Jupiter’s Eagle

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New Orleans Gumbo Report

On Magazine Street over margaritas and sherry-soaked scallop tacos, a New Orleans friend put it this way: “we are drinking people with a parading problem”. He was talking about his relatively local wheelbarrow parade, but he might have meant the … Continue reading

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Friday Figures- Don’t Look Back

Off to a new adventure- four days in New Orleans. On a mission to see tiny courtyard gardens behind wrought iron gates, to wander crowded, noisy streets to the tune of horns, brass band or auto. Looking for the odd … Continue reading

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Little Skyscraper on the Prairie

Frank Lloyd Wright was not an overly superstitious architect, for there is a 13th floor in his Price Tower masterpiece. Wright’s only skyscraper was commissioned in the mid-1950s by the H.C. Price Company in Bartlesville. Their corporate headquarters until 1981, … Continue reading

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The Best of 2011, A Motmot’s View

1) Best Rediscovered Antique Food: Apples and Cider. If there’s a characteristic product of New England, it’s not maple syrup, it’s apples and cider. In drawing the ruins of cider mills, I obsess over apples,  modes of milling them for … Continue reading

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The Artist Emerges

After many months, I just looked up and realized just how late it’s gotten- while I was busy, the forest changed from a symphony of green to an arboreal fiesta of reds and yellows. People are stuffed into coats and … Continue reading

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