Monthly Archives: July 2018

New Post at SouthwestRockhounding.com

New post this morning on making plaster casts in the desert. Make tracks to here (external link).

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Pet Peeves

ob·fus·ca·tion noun The action of making something obscure, unclear, or unintelligible. “When confronted with sharp questions they resort to obfuscation.” In America, the authorities now refer to a police dog as a canine unit. And you don’t give away cats. … Continue reading

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Scissor Drawings by Ella Richards

Another artist coming to the Sausalito Arts Festival in Marin County on Labor Day weekend. Scissor drawings by Ella Richards. Amazing. Click here to go to her site. (external link) In late life, Henri Marisse drew with scissors, completely neglecting paint. … Continue reading

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My New Website is Taking Shape

I’m building a website to support my book. The trick is providing interesting content that does not duplicate what the book will contain. I can have photos, but anything posted must be low resolution and not something that might appear … Continue reading

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After The Gold Rush

Since Twain’s death, only Hunter Thompson occasionally matched that great writer’s vigor. But Twain wrote this stuff routinely, spending an entire career blurring and combining pomposity, exaggeration, and the truth. This was Twain observing the wrecked landscape of California after … Continue reading

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The Mid-Century Remembered Through Images Familiar and Vague

Time out for art. I wish I could meet this pair. They are appearing at the Sausalito Art Festival on Labor Day. The following images are from Signe & Genna Grushovenko’s website. Please visit. “Partners in both life and art… Signe … Continue reading

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Joseph Conrad Would Agree

“Life is short and art is long and success is very far off.” Joseph Conrad American Public television recently interviewed a glass blower, an artist who works in glass. In an exasperated tone she told the interviewer, “For me, there … Continue reading

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