I was just remembering how years ago, at least 20 at this point (whuh???) when I was selling paintings on eBay (which I no longer do, the market changed and is not a place for self-supporting artists anymore–or at least not *this* one) I would now and then get an email from someone asking somethingContinue reading “musing”


Family Circle, 1970: the fashion

I finish off the 1970 issue of Family Circle with the fashion. Particularly because of this ad. It makes me think of the men of Mad Men sitting around the table with the Simplicity patterns bigwigs, palavering over the ad campaign. The Simplicity men say, “I don’t know. What are we selling? Is that oneContinue reading “Family Circle, 1970: the fashion”

Family Circle, 1970: home tour

We look around the restored home of Olive and Richard Brose. “Says Richard: ‘We lived on the porch while we stripped the inside bare.’” And, “One of the masons even discovered a handsome fieldstone fireplace hidden behind a brick facade in the living room. When linoleum was ripped from the floors, lo and behold! lovelyContinue reading “Family Circle, 1970: home tour”

Heads up in your holiday shopping

Here is this year’s post about buying direct from the designer via etsy, rather than the mass-produced rip off items you’ll find sold in major department stores. One of the designers whose work was copied said she has a record of selling an item to the mass-producer directly, by name and address! Sheesh. WhenContinue reading “Heads up in your holiday shopping”