Monday, February 14, 2011

Maps of the Heart

Hello and Happy Valentine’s Day folks! In honor of the holiday, I thought I would share these awesome illustrated maps with you. They're from one of my all time favorite books titled, You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination by Katherine Harmon. As the title suggests, the book is an extensive and fascinating collection of maps. Most of which are illustrated, but vary widely in their content and execution. These three are just a sampling of my favorites on the subject of love and relationships. So, if you find yourself in a bookstore anytime soon, be sure to flip through this lovely read, you won’t be disappointed….Lots of love and hugs to you, enjoy!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Visual Diary: New American Paintings No.90


So, it looks as though I’m down to a post a month, imagine that. I remember way back in September 2009 when posting once a week wasn’t enough. Those were the good’ole days. Ha! Now it’s February 2011 and the frigin’ cold and snow have me thinking it’s still December.

But none too different, it is February with Valentine’s Day fast approaching. And here I am, eagerly anticipating, not the arrival of a love seeped Valentine, but instead, the latest editions of New American Paintings and Art New England. Woohoo! These publications are two long lost loves, whose company I have not had the pleasure of, in well over a year. But thanks to my brother’s generous Christmas gift, said magazines and myself, will once again be reunited! Thus, I’d like to share with you, my “favorites” from my recently acquired, New American Paintings, Issue #90; Erin Cone, Rebecca Layton, Matt Root and Melissa Wilkinson…Enjoy!