A review of the book, "The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art" by Don Thompson.
A conversation with the artist and author David Allen Sibley. David is a giant in the world of birding and is perhaps best known for his eponymous "Sibley Guide to Birds." His most recent book is "What It's Like to Be a Bird."
A conversation with the poet and writer Leah Naomi Green. Leah's most recent book is "The More Extravagant Feast" and she is the recipient of the 2021 Lucille Clifton Legacy Award.
Roger is the #1 Bestselling author and illustrator of five books including, The Painting Table, My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes., and the upcoming Faces: A Love Story. Following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Roger had the privilege of painting with children who witnessed this tragic event. The experience profoundly affected him and … Continue reading Roger Hutchison
The Deckle Edge blog has primarily been a place for me to write book reviews and that won’t change. But I also love documentaries, the recent one titled Unnur, by Chris Burkard being an excellent example. The short film, set in Iceland, follows the lives of Elli Thor Magnusson, “an Icelandic photographer, surfer, and former … Continue reading Unnur, a film by Chris Burkhard
An interview with Brendan Bernhard Gaffney about his upcoming book, "James Krenov: Leave Fingerprints" published by Lost Art Press.
Not quite a year ago, one of my closest friends lost his wife. She lost her battle with mental illness and, for unfathomable reasons, took her own life. She left behind a devoted husband and two precious teenage sons. She also left a hole in the hearts of all who knew her. No one expects … Continue reading On the Fragility of Life
Page & Palette, Fairhope, AL On a recent road trip my family and I stopped to visit Page & Palette, a great little independent bookstore in Fairhope, AL on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay. I'd read a few reviews ahead of time, so my expectations of Page & Palette were pretty high. I'm happy … Continue reading Page & Palette, Fairhope, AL
If You Want To Write by Brenda Ueland The book, If You Want To Write: A Book About Art, Independence, and Spirit by Brenda Ueland was first published in 1938. Certain aspects are a bit dated, for example the chapter titled, "Why Women Who Do Too Much Housework Should Neglect It For Their Writing," the … Continue reading If You Want to Write: A Book About Art, Independence, and Spirit by Brenda Ueland
A little mid-week snack or, perhaps, a mid-week pick me up... I absolutely adore picture books. I love well told stories, but pairing them with beautiful illustrations seals the deal for me. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy is high among my favorites. The relatively short book isn't quite … Continue reading The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy