Friday, December 31, 2010



Geraldine Doyle, the woman who
modeled for this famous poster,
died yesterday at the age of  86.

Thursday, December 30, 2010



A mother's love for her child is
like nothing else in the world.

-Agatha Christie

Wednesday, December 29, 2010



Here's a peak at some new postage stamps being issued
in 2011.  One of the changes this coming year will be
that every stamp will cover the postage for a normal
first-class envelope from here to eternity.  In other
words, all the newly issued stamps will say "forever." 
This will allow the U.S Postal Service to raise rates
more smoothly and at any time they'd like.  Sound
good?  Go here to view the entire line-up of stamps for
2011.  Be sure to hit the little scroll arrow at the bottom.
Some real dogs and some real winners too.  Among the
sweet surprises are a set of 4 Romare Bearden paintings
and a Wall-E stamp.  The Madonna and Child painting
for next Christmas will be a Raphael from The Walters
Art Museum in Baltimore.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

sam brown

I know how frustrating it can be
when you're tired and exhausted,
but you still want to draw something.

-Ward Jenkins

Monday, December 27, 2010



Some days I would go without fire
at all, and eat raw frozen meat and
melt snow into my mouth for water.

-Buffalo Bill

Sunday, December 26, 2010



They all were looking for a king
To slay their foes and lift them high;
Thou cam’st a little Baby thing
That made a woman cry.

-George MacDonald

Saturday, December 25, 2010


robert campin (1375 - 1444)

O that birth forever bless├Ęd,
When the virgin, full of grace,
By the Holy Ghost conceiving,
Bare the Saviour of our race;
And the Babe, the world’s Redeemer,
First revealed His sacred face,
evermore and evermore!

-Prudentius

Friday, December 24, 2010



And every mother's child
is gonna spy to see if reindeer
really know how to fly.

-Mel Torme

Thursday, December 23, 2010



Snow provokes responses
that reach right back to childhood.

-Andy Goldsworthy

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

carl larsson

Nothing is ever like
it used to be.

-Malcolm Forbes

Tuesday, December 21, 2010



Five Golden Rings.

Monday, December 20, 2010

pax howard turns 16 today!

Birthday Boy.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


So we have the prophetic
word made more sure, to
which you do well to pay
attention as to a lamp
shining in a dark place,
until the day dawns and
the morning star arises
in your hearts.

-2 Peter 1:19

Saturday, December 18, 2010



You may delay, but time will not.

-Benjamin Franklin

Friday, December 17, 2010

tracey ann finley

I will show you fear
in a handful of dust.

-T. S. Eliot

Thursday, December 16, 2010



When I hear a man preach,
I like to see him act as if he
were fighting bees.

-Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, December 15, 2010



One clear mark of Christlike
tenderness is love for children.

-John Piper

Tuesday, December 14, 2010



If the only tool you have
is a hammer, you tend to see
every problem as a nail.

-Abraham Maslow

Monday, December 13, 2010

sam brown

For those about to rock.

Sunday, December 12, 2010



He will crush your
head, and you will
strike His heel.

-Genesis 3:15

Saturday, December 11, 2010



There is much pleasure to be gained
from useless knowledge.

-Bertrand Russell

Friday, December 10, 2010

jessie wilcox smith

Happiness isn't something
you experience; it's something
you remember.

-Oscar Levant

Thursday, December 09, 2010

sam brown

There is no delight in owning
anything unshared.

-Seneca

Wednesday, December 08, 2010



A friend is one who has
the same enemies as you
have.

-Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, December 07, 2010




Kind words do not cost us,
yet they accomplish much.

-Blaise Pascal

Monday, December 06, 2010



A child should always say what's true
And speak when he is spoken to,
And behave mannerly at table;
At least as far as he is able.

-Robert Louis Stevenson



Sunday, December 05, 2010

edward steichen

For Christians sin has
been removed as an
enslaving power but
not as a corrupting
presence.

-Lane Tipton 

Saturday, December 04, 2010



There is no such thing on earth as an
uninteresting subject; the only thing that
can exist is an uninterested person.

-G. K. Chesterton.

Friday, December 03, 2010



The object of opening the mind,
as of opening the mouth, is to
shut it again on something solid.

-G. K. Chesterton

Thursday, December 02, 2010

the sartorialist

Don't know which is worse, doing
your own thing or just being cool.

-Bob Dylan

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

the sartorialist

Know first, who you are; and
then adorn yourself accordingly.

-Epictitus (55AD - 135AD)