It should be no surprise that selling certain types of Nazi memorabilia is banned in many European countries. White supremacists and their ilk have made such items desirable yet they are seldom the buyers of high level Nazi objects. In this blog I feature two very special books that were popular during the Third Reich.
You know the saying… “Nature Abhors a Vacuum”? Well it’s true. The time I once spent on the board of the Highlands Historical Society has been transferred to volunteering on […]
Every once in a while I’m asked to do something special. In this case I’m talking about a student of mine, Judy Weiss, who chose me as her mentor for […]
For the first time in three years, landscape artist Jim Davies has decided to hold another Art Week in one of my favorite places in Alberta – Drumheller. This is […]
Embarrassing, but it happened – I bought the vase you see above and listened to the dealer wax on about this well known Canadian female potter that created it. […]
Some styles of decor are so out there that they become associated with only a small segment of society and fizz out of favour quickly. Art Nouveau is such a […]
There are artists who don’t shy away from putting their lives and/or experiences out there for the public to see. I think it takes a certain personal courage to produce such art – to know that people will judge them – for better or for worst, and yet, to do it. I have the pleasure of knowing and having taught such an artist – Edmontonian Joanne Barwise.
There are hundreds of art techniques and approaches out there and not all of them resonate with me but sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith. Given […]
There’s no shortage of talented interior-decorators-to-be in the Residential Interiors Certificate Program I teach for the University of Alberta in Edmonton but occasionally I come across a student that is […]
Long distance driving holidays can be pretty boring when you’re a passenger. After you’ve read your books, texted your friends and checked your email a half dozen times (yawn) […]