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Hallowe’en 6… Maman is a giant spider!

Now THIS is scary!  Canada joined the elite group of really BIG art connoisseurs when we bought our very own COPY for a mere $3.2 million in 2005. Why!? Here is the article from Wikipedia: Maman (1999) is a sculpture … Continue reading

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The Dinner Party

In 1982  I saw The Dinner Party at the Art Gallery of Ontario as soon as it opened on its very first day. I met and chatted with Judy Chicago, and she autographed my book! If I hadn’t gone then, … Continue reading

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Music as a Pattern

Curmudgeon Bludgeon commented on yesterday’s blog, Dynamics of the Subway! I feel like I have just received a gift that I will return to over and over.  I hope my fiber artist friends discover these, too… the graphic art ideas … Continue reading

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Bucket List

 I don’t have a “bucket list”, that list of things to do before you die, and I haven’t really thought much about what I would include. The idea became popular after a 2007 film about two terminally ill men who … Continue reading

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Vanitas

One of the more interesting print magazines I skim from time to time is published by the L.C.B.O… the liquor control board of Ontario, whose stores hold an almost total monopoly on the sale of liquor in this province.  (There … Continue reading

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The Heroic Absurdity of Dan Brown

The heroic absurdity of Dan Brown. This review from The Guardian is currently linked on Arts and Letters Daily, a site I visit regularly.  The author, Clive James, does a wonderful job of balancing snobbish literary disdain and appreciation for … Continue reading

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Epic Illustrations Of US Presidents Fighting In Battle

Epic Illustrations Of US Presidents Fighting In Battle.

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