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Some good stuff coming out of Western Mass

I came across a new artist recently named Aaron Becker. He had a little video on his website about the making of his new children’s book called Journey. I was pleased to see that he lives in Amherst, MA (the town where I went to college) and he has a studio at the Montague Bookmill. […]

Upgrades and useful items.

I got myself a few early birthday presents recently, which are all useful things as well. I am not a big shopper, but I do like purchasing items that will improve my life. Last year I bought a down comforter and now I’ve made my bed perfect with a wool blanket. They are pricy, but […]

Books I Read in 2012, part 2

Here I continue my two part series of the books I read this past year. If you know of any books that may interest me, please leave a comment. The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright. From the very start I was not taken up by this book, but I kept reading until the end hoping […]

Books I Read in 2012, part 1

Even with all that went on this year, I spent a fair amount of time reading. I’m publishing a two part blog post with short reviews summarizing what I read this past year. I grabbed most of these books from the New Fiction rack at the library, although next year I’m planning on being a […]

Mini View

Last week I did not work on any “serious” art projects, although I did finish up something that I have wanted to do for a long time. I have wanted to make a one page mini zine for years now, probably since 2004 when I first saw one. For various reasons, I never got around […]

The Bookmill

Last Friday afternoon we were driving through Montague, MA on our way to look for a certain waterfall in Sunderland. We came across an old mill that had been renovated and filled with shops. There was a cute little co-op gallery, Saw Mill River Arts and a bookstore, the Montague Bookmill. We stopped for a […]

The Prepper’s Pocket Guide

First, I’d like to say “thank you” to everyone who has left me comments on my last post or has sent me concerned emails. I really appreciate it. I will have some more artwork to post soon. I don’t normally review non-art books, but I decided to in this case because it is something I […]

Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper

Mary Cassatt, Woman Reading (Femme lissant) A book I enjoyed reading recently is Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper by Harriet Scott Chessman. It is a fictional story about Mary Cassatt from the perspective of her older sister Lydia, who suffered from chronic kidney disease. I have always been a fan of Mary Cassatt, but […]

The Solitude of Prime Numbers

It has been some time since I have been able to read and enjoy a book sufficiently enough to actually finish it. I have been getting bored and easily distracted when reading books, and have often stopped midway through. I decided to give it another shot though, because I wanted to read a book while […]