2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 5 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.


Renee Nault’s1925 Image of Margaret!

Here is another offering by Renee Nault from her graphic novel Witchling. Renee Nault captures the feeling of languorousness~how decadent and glamorous! How unsuspecting of what’s to come. Live it up Margaret while you still can!


Mercedes McDonald ‘ s Christmas List!

Mercedes McDonald illustrated a little girl’s list that included her little brother! She reminds Santa not to forget his milk and cookies. She represents the purity that children’s hearts are filed with. Let’s support action to protect their delicate lives. Happy Holidays to all and to all a Good Night!

Roger Chouinard and Rotary International Magazine

This illustration accompanied a feature story for the Rotary International Magazine. This is an inspiring story about a young man who lived in Latvia while it was still part of the Soviet Union. He dreamed of Latvia becoming independent. His other dream was that he could study in the United States, which came true when he was offered an the opportunity with the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholars. Soon after his scholarship ended, he was appointed to serve as the first Latvian secretary at the United Nations.


Rik Olson Draws Egg Lady of Augsburg

This is a work in progress by Rik Olson, who has been called a master of wood cuts . He is currently working on a series of paintings and prints from photographs that he took while living in Europe 68-76. Many of the photos were on display at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence. The works will ultimately be shown at the Graton Gallery in Sonoma CA called “A Look Back”.