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Book Review: Pencil Magic

Pencil Magic:  Landscape Drawing Techniques, by Phil Metzger My own pencil drawings [1] are somewhat modest, but I do have an occasional interest in art [2].  Given my own modest artistic talent, what I found most interesting and noteworthy about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Portrait Revolution

Portrait Revolution:  Inspiration From Around The World For Creating Art In Multiple Mediums And Styles, edited by Julia L. Kay [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Watson-Guptill Publications.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Glossary Of Important Symbols

A Glossary Of Important Symbols In Their Hebrew, Pagan, and Christian Forms, compiled by Adelaide S. Hall I must admit that I found this to be an interesting book.  That does not mean that I found the book to be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Yellow Owl Workshop’s Make It Yours

Yellow Owl Workshop’s Make It Yours:  Patterns And Inspiration To Stamp, Stencil, And Customize Your Stuff, by Christine Schmidt [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Clarkson Potter Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] … Continue reading

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A Horse Is A Horse Of Course Of Course

Yesterday evening when I got home from work and then my usual dinner [1], I found that my mother had sent me a package with what I view to be a particularly ugly horse.  After getting it, I shared that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ivory Vikings

Ivory Vikings:  The Mystery Of The Most Famous Chessmen In The World And The Woman Who Made Them, by Nancy Marie Brown The odds are high that many people among my readers will not know the Lewis chessmen by name. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Spot Gardens

Spot Gardens:  A Guide For Creating And Planting Miniature Gardens, Indoors And Outdoors, by Robert E. Atkinson Why would you care about this book?  Well, for one, it was written in 1973 and it makes for a worthwhile look at … Continue reading

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We’re Making Loud Music

Yesterday afternoon, I had the chance to watch a live discussion between Michelle Branch and her fans.  I happen to consider myself a fan of Michelle Branch [1], and like most of the people in the chat I was looking … Continue reading

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Stories, Not Genres

The state of the film industry in Hollywood is, for those who are not aware of it, very poor.  Despite the fact that some very good films come out [1], a lot of films simply do not make the money … Continue reading

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Book Review: Simpler Times

Simpler Times, by Thomas Kinkade with Anne Christian Buchanan I had not seen this particular book on the shelf beside me until the book (along with a puzzle) fell off of the bookshelf into my dirty laundry hamper and startled … Continue reading

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