Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


One patron is wearing striped leg-warmers (they match her striped shirt) and sandals. She is unlikely to be a dancer.

Another has a T-shirt with a seal of some sort, and letters arcing above and below it proclaiming Y'ALL UNIVERSITY."

nuff said

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Spent most of this week's creativity juices making the annual Christmas card scene. In involves robots, felt, and glitter. Here's a felt heart from the scraps.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Plus ca Change

While home sick recently, I read an article in the VHS's journal about outcries against modern art Virginians made at mid-century. Ross Valentine, art critic for the Times-Dispatch, led much of the complaining -- yet he did note that "the furor sparked an interest in art, but it also 'has given some of us something to talk about besides atom bombs, hidden treason, deficit embezzlement and other historical obscenities in an age that has, I am afraid, become hardened to obscenities.' "

Aiello, Thomas, "The Champion and the Corpse: Art and Identity in Richmond, 1950." (Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, vol. 117 : 1)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bad Teen Librarian

When, in a nyquil-induced haze, I heard the announcement of the National Book Award on the radio this morning, I thought the "young people's" book was The Mockingbirds (by Daisy Whitney), which I remembered from blurbs as being about mean girls -- it turns out it's also about surviving date rape. I fretted people would confuse it with Mockingjay, the last of the Hunger Games series. It turns out, the winner is Mockingbird, by Kathryn Erskine, about an eleven-year-old with Asperger's.

I gotta pay more attention.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Northside History

Cool blog about tourist homes on Chamberlayne! I don't think of this area as "in town" at all, but one card (part way down on this post) describes the house as "four minutes from the business section" and touts the fresh air and whatnot of being out of town.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

365 may be more creativity than I can handle, but one a week won't stress me out. How 'bout ... hearts! Spotted this leaf at Dutch Gap on a Veteran's Day outing.