Archive for the ‘artwork’ Category

Edd Cartier 1914-2008

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

I am saddened to learn that Edd Cartier, one of the great artists of the Golden Age of Science Fiction, passed away on Christmas Day.

I met Edd quite by accident when he and his son were having a garage sale. I was lucky enough to buy some of his work and get it signed and personalized. I have since exchanged email with his sons a few times.

After I met the great man I began seeking out and collecting his art work. I have a shelf of old magazines and illustrated books with Edd’s fantastic drawings.

The photo is Edd Cartier the day I discovered him.

I hate this whole grow old and die thing. It does not seem right that the world should lose a talent like Edd Cartier. He lived a long and rich life, but still, the world is a poorer place without him.

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How to be Cruel to Old Men

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Skip sent me this:

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Google Lively

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Google announced its Virtually Reality Web Site. It is slow, like second life, easier to use, but geared towards children. I was hoping that they would have a nice API so I could create some content. No content yet, though and the only avatar that you can make is about 14 years old. (I was disappointed that they didn’t have over-weight, out-of-shape old guys as an option.)

Here’s my blues harp room. I have Carlos playing on the jumbotron and my Lava Lamp playing on a wall TV.

Go to www.lively.com to get the software – it’s a browser plug-in.

Grafton Historical Society Antique Show

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Larry and I came home today, saying goodbye to Cape Cod. Part of our vacation strategy is get lost and find new things. We went down the coast of Cape Cod and hit about 20 garage sales, as we randomly took promising turns.

The Mashpee Flea Market was now a mall and had been for years so we headed north to the Saginaw bridge and started back home. After an hour of riding, I got off the main highway and turned south at random to see what we could find in the way of garage sales. We stumbled on the Grafton Antique Show.

The Grafton show was high end antiques, well out of my price range. One of my marching orders was to find antique samplers for Erica. The ones that I saw were all hundreds or even thousands of dollars, but I took some quick pictures for Erica.

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These were the gatekeepers.

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Frank Godwin Illustration

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

I took a picture of a print we found a couple of years ago. It is very cool.