Posts Tagged: art

James Thurber

Continuing the series on my creative influences, we’ll head way back to when I was just a tadpole. Grandma was responsible for broadening my reading material beyond the standard fare for 7-year old boys.  I’ve already told the tales of my reading her dictionary and encyclopedia in previous blogs.  Once the fire of reading was… Read more »

I think that I shall never see…

…a poem lovely as a tree. A famous line from a famous poem about trees by Joyce Kilmer is the perfect lead in to our post today about…trees! Or, more precisely, drawing trees. I’ve been drawing since I was single digits.  My art “improved” over time until it peaked some years ago (much like my… Read more »


As President’s Day weekend passes (and I’m sure all of you put on powdered wigs or top hats all weekend), so also passes an annual festival down in a snappy area of South Florida known as the Coconut Grove Arts Festival. For many years, I would try to gather a gaggle of people and head… Read more »