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Whatchamacallit 21: Grindr

This piece of art could sit in two places – my bedroom or my kitchen.

I chose my kitchen.

This was a wonderful present from a dear friend, an amazing piece of fabric art capturing both my love of coffee (well in the past; I quit drinking coffee in November 2018 – save for […]

Whatchamacallit 18: Navajo Plant Dye Chart

Back in 2013 I vacation in southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico – I blogged about some of my excellent adventures there, including the incredible Ute Mountain Tribal Park.

Looking through my blog, I never mentioned what I bought on the trip: Navajo things, including this amazing Navajo Plant Dye Chart.

At some point […]

Whatchamacallit 17: Saint Pascal Babylon / San Pascua Bailón

When my Father died in 2011, my Mother felt that it was important that I had a few things of his to call my own – Things that he held near and dear to his heart.

This is one of those things, a painting of San Pascula, the patron saint of cooking.

San Pascula […]

Whatchamacallit 12: Café du Monde by (Geri) Haywood

This painting represents New Orleans and is on the wall of my kitchen.

In my few quick minutes of googling, I cannot find any information about the artist, Haywood – other than the fact that her first name is Geri. She works in New Orleans, which makes sense: this is clearly New Orleans – […]

Whatchamacallit 1: Amsterdam painting.

This painting of Amsterdam is something I acquired a long time ago.

The date on the painting is 2003, which sounds about right. I know that bought it before I moved to Germany – it was framed by Framemakers in Bloomington, Indiana. I am relieved to know that Framemakers is still in business, apparently […]

Mystery Solved: Barcelona

Drawing of Barcelona from 1972

For quite a few years, I have had a drawing on my living room wall of a street scene in Barcelona – it is the only piece of art I have that represents a place I had not been. Rather, it was a piece of art drawn by […]

Colorado in August

My big trip in August was to Colorado – off to see the family and a plethora of friends.

All-in-all, my time in Denver was time well spent. There wasn’t a single disappointing meet-up or other time wasted. I ended up going to a total of five museums, four meals out with friends, and […]

One Night in Paris for Kent Monkman

I’ve gone all in on Kent Monkman: When I noticed that he would have an exhibition at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris, I decided it was time for a trip to Paris. Mind you, I haven’t been to Paris in close to a decade and that I fall in to the distinct minority of […]

Denver Must Do: American Museum of Western Art – The Anschutz Collection

Downtown Denver has a plethora of museums – with perhaps the best one being virtually unknown: the American Museum of Western Art – The Anschutz Collection.

The museum displays 180 pieces of western art in elegant surroundings across the street from the Brown Palace Hotel (which is probably the finest hotel in Denver, at least […]

Why I went to Toronto: Kent Monkman and the Casualties of Modernity.

Certificate of Mischief on right; Navajo rug on left.

It’s taken me awhile to finish up writing about my around the world trip, but this one dragged out because I was waiting for my local framer to finish framing my Certificate of Mischief.

You might recall (or not, because I don’t think many […]