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Memorial Day 2012

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November 11, Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day.

Prized Possessions: Episode Five—Dottie’s Last Rubber Ball

Remembering Dottie.

Memorial Service for Will Powers, Typography and Design Expert

Will Powers, was the design and production manager at the Minnesota Historical Press in St. Paul for the past 11 years. He passed away recently. You can read his obituary here. He was respected throughout the local and national publishing community. Last night at Open Book a memorial service was held for Powers with family […]


Dog Days

 Left: journal sketch of a Boston Terrier for a painting series I am working on. Page size 6.5 inches square. Pentel Pocket Brush Pen and gouache. Click on the image for an enlargement. Today is Emma’s death day (you would expect a student of Victorian Lit. to hold such memorials). The change in seasons is […]


Profile: Richard Crammer


Right: Green Heron, ©Richard Crammer, graphite and watercolor on paper.

My friend, artist Richard Crammer died Thursday morning. (He turned 56 on Monday.) On February 5, 2007 he was diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma. His left leg was amputated and he underwent a series of chemo treatments which were unsuccessful. 

I want to take a moment to share a couple thoughts about Richard and the gratitude I have towards him. His life and talent need to be celebrated and remembered.

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