Artist Spotlight: Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)

Such an incredible voice. What a tragedy.

With Tony Bennett:

Back to Black:

Love is a Losing Game:



When the World's on Fire

Carolina Chocolate Drops performing "When the World's on Fire":

Singing isn't the only talent this group offers.  See the first time they were featured on the log here.


Inspiration: Ice Sculpture

The heat of July brings longing for cool refreshment.  Ice is the obvious answer.  Over the ages, artists enjoy ice as more than just refreshment.  With hard work and high patience, it is a raw material for sculptural art as well.

Flickr Roundup:


Friday Find: Owl Medallion Rug

Owl Medallion Rug, Urban Outfitters, $59

Book Releases - July 2011

Releasing this month:

Also releasing this month is No Rest for the Dead (7/5), a mystery with contributions from David Baldacci (introduction), Jeff Abbott, Lori Armstrong, Sandra Brown, Thomas Cook, Jeffery Deaver, Diana Gabaldon, Tess Gerritsen, Andrew F. Gulli, Peter James, J.A. Jance, Faye Kellerman, Raymond Khoury, John Lescroart, Jeff Lindsay, Gayle Lynds, Philip Margolin, Alexander McCall Smith, Michael Palmer, T. Jefferson Parker, Matthew Pearl, Kathy Reichs, Marcus Sakey, Jonathan Santlofer, Lisa Scottoline, R.L. Stine, & Marcia Talley