Circus Calendar: Enter the Circus Tent

I created a 2018 circus calendar inspired by the film THE GREATEST SHOWMAN. I adored the film from start to finish – the performers, the costumes, the music, and much more. I felt great after leaving this movie, and I went home and got right to work on some sketches of a vintage circus straight…

A Modern Gentleman: Dandy Wellington

This blog post is all about the fabulous Dandy Wellington: I first became aware of Mr. Wellington when I read his profile in the book DANDY PORTRAITS. The book contained the most glorious photographs of sartorially conscious men I have ever seen. Mr. Wellington was/is one of my favorites because he puts so much thought…

Posting for Practice: My 365 Day Challenge

I started the new year by setting a challenge for myself: complete and post one drawing each day on Instagram. Here are a few of my sketches: I really wanted to establish a practice which would require me to draw at least once a day, and so far I have been sticking to it –…

Bright Young Things at the Crane Estate

Hello Jazz Lovers, I hope you are having a fabulous summer… I certainly am! I had the pleasure of attending the Roaring Twenties Jazz Party at the Crane Estate (Ipswich, MA) on July 31st, and I wanted to share some tidbits with you. The picture above is me hanging out by a genuine model T…

8 Things to Know about Beryl Markham

I just finished one of the most eloquent memoirs I have ever read called West with the Night. I marked so many passages that I almost thought about giving up the task of marking my favorite passages, but I persisted. I was so impressed by this memoir that I turned to the biography at the…

Summer Memories

Hello Jazz Lovers, I have been meaning to share some photos of my jazz inspired adventures from this past summer, but time has gotten away from me. Although summer is long gone, I thought you would enjoy hearing about a few events. I attended a Gatsby themed party at the Star Island Resort, and it…

So We Read On: A Fitting Tribute to “The Great Gatsby”

  The 90th anniversary of the publication of The Great Gatsby happened on April 10, 2015, and while I am late to the party in terms of paying my tribute to this magnificent piece of work, I am no less enthusiastic. When people ask me to declare my favorite novel, this is the one. I…

Jazz Age Lawn Party 2015

Hello Jazz Lovers, Last year, I posted pictures from the Jazz Age Lawn Party that happened in New York (Governor’s Island) in the hopes that I would remember to attend this year. But alas, I missed it again. This time, I am putting it in my calendar a year ahead of time so I will…

Jazzy Finds: Spring 2015

I survived the winter in New England…barely. I have not felt like doing much of anything except staying in the house, eating, and watching a disturbing amount of cooking shows (meals I will never attempt to make myself because I hate cooking). Well, I did read and write poetry, so I guess you could say…

Mo Welch – Art Deco Paintings

I was doing some research because I am trying to find a new header for my blog, and I stumbled upon these amazing paintings by Mo Welch. Welch is an artist from the UK and you can find her artwork for sale at mowelch.theartistweb.co.uk I could not find much information about the artist herself, but…

Miss Fisher Take #2

The second season of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries was just as fabulous as the first season.  Phryne Fisher wore the most spectacular clothes while going under cover as a fan dancer, keeping a séance under control, investigating the murder of a famed race car driver, helping an Aboriginal prize-fighter to clear his name, keeping her…

Jazz Age Lawn Party 2014

I just spent some time pouring over pictures of this year’s Jazz Age Lawn Party at Governor’s Island in New York, and I have to say, I really hate that I missed this one!  Besides the lovely suits and dresses donned by participants, there were vintage vendors, picnicking on the lawns, and entertainment in the…