Scene in the City – getting A HEAD for Halloween!

What did you think I meant?

The kiddies were getting an early start at trick or treating this weekend at Dunbar Village while the BIG kiddies were partying all over town.

This Wednesday have a safe and satisfying Halloween!

Watch out for the Pirates – they’ll steal your goody bags.
Bananas!
SUPER Dog!
The little rascals were out in droves.
Cowboys like Candy

Wishing you all kinds of good stuff!

I’m not handing out Chia seeds or anything like that – just old fashioned candy bars and the like wrapped in individual clear gift bags which I’ll pick up from a dollar store. That way you get to monitor how much is distributed.  Here’s hoping for some left overs!

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Personal Pinboard – The joy and beauty of books

One of my favorite authors

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face.  It is one of the few havens remaining where a person’s mind can get both provocation and privacy.  ~Edward P. Morgan

I love beautiful coffee table books too and the covers are what always attract my attention at first.  At some point I’ll have to stop collecting them but they’re always captivating to look through.

Here are some of my favorites:

Photography

 

Mapplethorpe photograph of Grace Jones
Mapplethorpe shoes & fishnets
by Kevyn Aucoin – THE makeup artist of his day.

My mom bought me this book by makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin when it first came out years ago.  I  couldn’t make it to the book signing in New York which was unfortunate as I really wanted to meet him.  At the time I was studying esthetics and  makeup artistry at George Brown College in Toronto.

The transformations found inside this large hardcover book are unbelievable. Kevyn was ahead of his time but the same principles apply today.  He made up all the top models and actresses – the photos are gorgeous.  To this day Cindy Crawford credits him with teaching her everything she knows about applying makeup application.

Jessica Lange (the art of makeup)

you can double click on photos to enlarge

Tango and Poetry – same thing
from “TANGO”            the book in both English & Spanish
Travel Books
Cuba
cookbooks that remind me of places
and memories (by the author)
Coffee Culture  filled with interesting information and coffee recipes.

Here’s one I can really relate to – a book about what else?

Coffee! 

Books by Brad King

If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.  ~Toni Morrison

 

 

Okay, maybe not exactly coffee table style but my brother Brad wrote all of them. 

I keep them on my book shelf.

 

Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering – because you can’t take it in all at once.
Audrey Hepburn

I am a drinker with writing problems Brendan Behan