August 22, 2013 § 2 Comments
I mentioned in the previous post that the book houses in Minneapolis were found in the front lawns of homes for the most part. Here is a shot of just such a free library. A way to be a friendlier neighbor the sign on the little house says. In this case I found no books that interested me…
August 16, 2013 § Leave a comment
I have noticed these little mailbox-like houses in the front yards of many a house in Minneapolis. They turn out to be used for free book sharing. You can walk, drive or bike around and take a look in these fanciful little boxes and see if there is a book or two that you might like to read. Well I think with the rise of the digital book this is a cool way to go. I have taken a pic of a series of these book houses on edge of a parking lot.
June 5, 2011 § 2 Comments
OK, I have long since stop buying arts magazines. I just fell out of the habit and need I say that the major ones are very, very expensive. But yesterday, here I was in Barnes & Nobles, Minneapolis on Nicollet Mall, coming down the newly repaired escalator with my new sifi novel in hand and I happen to notice the Mag art section from above. When I get back to earth I thought, I’ll give that section a brief look. Which I did. I then noticed one of the cheaper Mags. announcing an article entitled ( Improving Your Drawings Through Anatomy, by Dan Gheno) Ok I was hooked. I looked at it and after a struggle, put it back on the shelf and walked away. That is not to say that I was not haunted afterwards. And afterward, by about twenty minuets, I found myself back in the store, buying the Magazine. ( American Artist: Drawing) It seems a great article. The Magazine is their most recent addition ( Spring 2011) I now can’t wait for the plane ride back to New York City, what better thing to read or re-read?