A.A. Milne's Birthday

“If there’s a buzzing-noise, somebody’s making a buzzing-noise, and the only reason for making a buzzing-noise that I know of is because you’re a bee.” Then he thought another long time, and said: “And the only reason for being a bee that I know of is making honey.” Today is A.A. Milne’s birthday. Many know […]

Charles Addams's original cartoon

  This pen, ink, and wash signed cartoon by Charles Addams certainly reflects the dark humor exemplified in his creation of the Addams Family. This original cartoon is a depiction of a witch with a haggard appearance, pointed hat and all, stirring a cauldron full of slimy creatures. A small delivery girl is tied to […]

Watercolors of the snow

After yesterday’s snowfall, it is certainly a chilly day here in New York City. Reminds us of these two winter scenes by Everett Shinn. They are watercolor on paper and depict the frigid countryside with a man walking through the snow, and reindeer pulling a sleigh. Shinn’s use of browns and oranges gives warmth to […]

The Children's Hour

“Put on your things and go to see your grandmother. She has been ill; take along this basket for her. I have put in it eggs, butter and cake, and other dainties.” -The tale of Little Red Riding Hood It is the perfect time of year to curl up with a good book, whether you […]