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Kiss Me Quick

Here’s a rad little photo I found and now carry around in my wallet. It shows both humor and restraint common in the duality of young women maturing in the dawn of the suffrage movement. This picture makes me smile.

Coffee and Robots

I’ve seen this guy in the neighborhood for years. He never seems to talk to anyone, just draws at the cafe on the corner. I’ve always wondered what he works on with his multi-color retractable pen. Evidently the answer is robots. And who doesn’t love robots? (click on the pic to get a closer view) […]

Solemn Faces

Today I stumbled on a collection of paintings and sketches from a woman named Julia Colton. As flea-market folklore has it, she was originally from the Soviet Union, and had a showing in Paris at some point in her life. Her work dates from the mid 1940s through the mid 1950s and depicts portraits of […]

Pa and Ma

Domino!

Found screwed to the side of a building at 22nd/Tennessee.

Unearthed

From the corner’s of a basement comes a new collection of unearthed Beauparlant drawings, including some of my new favorites. At this point, everything that needs to be said about this young, mysterious artist’s depression era work has. Enjoy the latest (but hopefully not the last) batch of marvelous, panoramic renderings of childhood fantasy courtesy […]

73 Cents

Rarely do murals, let alone politically charged murals captivate my attention. However, today’s post on Salon’s sWell introduced me to the heart-breaking story of teacher, turned advocate Regina Holiday, her husband Fred’s bout with both cancer and the insurance company CIGNA, and the mural she created in response to the current state of health care […]

$2 Portraits

Stumbled on a great concept project via http://www.whatimseeing.com. Simply put, when someone asks you for change, instead of ignoring the person or saying no as is so often the case, offer them $2 in exchange for a portrait and a story if they’re so inclined. Oh, and evidently tons of people around the globe have […]

Angels

Somewhere in heaven an angel lost their wings. In all seriousness, this made a pretty majestic picture, albeit a fairly morbid one.

Meat is Murder

Pareidolia = phenomenon when a random stimulus is perceived as significant

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