A Meeting of Minds

Last week, I went to the Long Beach Museum of Art.  It wasn’t planned.  My friend and I were driving to LA to pick up the 99 year old Gibson mandolin he just purchased.  It’s like the beautiful young granddaughter of my 150 year old Mandolin.  In any case,...

The Onion Story

The Onion Story: A long time ago, I was enamored with a gentleman from Lancaster. We met at a club, and had a few dates in LA, but eventually I took the train up to spend the weekend with him. I packed ingredients to make him crepes for breakfast because then, and...

Saudade

If you’ve been following the art I’ve been posting in the last year, you can probably see that my work has taken a decidedly historical turn.  There’s a Portuguese word, saudade, that is used to refer to the longing or yearning for something in the...

The Joy of Restorations

Oh the joy of restorations… I’ve now retouched hundreds of thousands of photos, but restorations hold a special place in my heart.  It’s different when you know the photo you have is the only version someone has.  It’s probably over 50 years...