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How the 'Mother of Thanksgiving' Lobbied Abraham Lincoln to Proclaim the National Holiday

How the 'Mother of Thanksgiving' Lobbied Abraham Lincoln to Proclaim the National Holiday

1 day ago   |   It's About Time

The 'Mother of Thanksgiving' Lobbied Abraham Lincoln to Support Thanksgiving History.com By Barbara Maranzani Nov 21, 2019 The author of the children's poem "Mary Had a Little...
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Howard Brodie's Portraits

1 day ago   |   Gurney Journey

Joe DiMaggio by Howard Brodie, 12x16" 1936 Before he worked as a war reporter and a courtroom sketch artist, Howard Brodie (1915-2010) produced a lot of portraits in crayon of...
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Hibiscus in a Campbell's Soup Can, an homage to Andy Warhol

Hibiscus in a Campbell's Soup Can, an homage to Andy Warhol

1 day ago   |   Acrylic and Light

16 x 12", acrylic on mounted gessoed aluminium panelpainting 274, 2019 I first became aware of Andy Warhol's ''Flowers'' serigraph prints during the late 1980's when one of the...
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After reading a new book

1 day ago   |   Happy Catholic

It is a good rule, after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between. If that is too much for you, you should at least...
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17C Thanksgiving - 1621 Food at Plymouth

17C Thanksgiving - 1621 Food at Plymouth

2 days ago   |   It's About Time   |   2 articles

“And God be praised we had a good increase... Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together after...
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Giving Suggestions for the Holidays

Giving Suggestions for the Holidays

2 days ago   |   Michael Chesley Johnson

View in browser The New Book! It doesn't hurt to mention this again. I figure if you'd prefer not to hear about my painting sale and my new book, you can either skip this blog...
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Noah Gordon, 95, Dies; American Novelist With an Audience Overseas

2 days ago   |   NY Times

His first book, “The Rabbi,” was a best seller in the U.S. Almost all his other novels were best sellers, too - but in Western Europe.
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Starring Louise Erdrich as Herself

3 days ago   |   NY Times

In her new best seller, “The Sentence,” the veteran novelist plays a small but important role as her protagonist's benevolent boss.
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Books are on their way

3 days ago   |   Gurney Journey

If you ordered a signed book today or yesterday, your package is on its way. Signed books from my website
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New in Paperback: ‘To Make Men Free' and ‘You Love Me'

3 days ago   |   NY Times

Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

4568 cheever

4568 cheever

Still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 Read more ...

The new Thanksgiving

The new Thanksgiving

Summit oil on oil paper 16x12 inches Well it was better than last year, no question! My extended northwest family was in several locations so John and I communed with my... Read more ...

Contemporary Southwest Art, Abstract Mixed Media Painting, Patinas...

Contemporary Southwest Art, Abstract Mixed Media Painting, Patinas "Mountain" by Arizona Contemporary Artist Pat Stacy

I love the contrasts, textures, and colors of this contemporary Mountain. It also looks great horizontally, and I have gently signed it both ways. The painting is done over... Read more ...

Mtl Coffee Shop / Studio stof

Mtl Coffee Shop / Studio stof

Lotte Department store, 160, Dongtanyeok-ro, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Kim Donggyu Photographs: Area: 238.0 m2 Read more ...

About last night, Cagnaccio di San Pietro

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Journey to the Center of the Earth, Max Andreas Buiting

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Contemporary Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting "Westerly Wind" by...

Contemporary Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting "Westerly Wind" by California Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport

24"x30"x1.5" Oil on Canvas Available HERE for purchase info. Visit to Read more ...

Machida Shikisai no Mori / N. Yamada Architect & Associates

Machida Shikisai no Mori / N. Yamada Architect & Associates

N. Yamada Architect & Associates Location: Machida-shi, Tokyo, Japan Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Makoto Yoshida Photographs: Tomooki Kengaku Area: 864.0 m2 Read more ...

Your Questions about Plein-Air Painting in Oil

On Instagram, I posted about this plein-air still life in oil, and some of you had questions: fefecru : "Can I ask you what umbrella is that? Anyone in particular you'll... Read more ...

Happy Belated Birthday Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa, happy...

Happy Belated Birthday Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa, happy post-Thanksgiving, and holidays to all

Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa or simply Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman, and illustrator, whose immersion in the... Read more ...