Wednesday, February 24, 2016

children's books 86

In a Spring Garden is a beautiful book of haikus edited by Richard Lewis with pictures by Ezra Jack Keats.  The haikus all have seventeen syllables in their original Japanese, translated here to pleasing flowing lines of three.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

here's to us

a charming old place card for a special guest at an old fashioned party

Friday, February 19, 2016


I love the east side of Providence.  Tea in Sahara has the best coffee and a glorious menu with sandwiches like brie, apricot jam and caramelized onions on focaccia. Here is their Harira soup made with chick peas, lentils, tomatoes and spices.

tip of the iceberg

Good glee from art by Kelly and J. Spencer Shull.  They make silly plush toys and pillows as well. 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

magic man

Is it his magic fingers or his magic mind that puts all the girls in a trance?  In the latest batch of cards for friends of The Public Domain Review, a theatrical poster for a show of the magician Harry Kellar, 1894.  Really excellent stuff!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

on the way

So nice to drive through Maryland today
and come back to see friends in Pipersville, PA
and stay overnight in the cozy little two room cottage again.  It has one sink, one trash can, and one bar of soap, so simple and lovely.
A fun day of chatting with friends Jim Feehan  
and Susan Roseman and eating very well while getting a new batch of Susan's cards ready for the world!