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Saturday, April 9, 2016

New Book: The Creative Cottage

 Chloe came back from the library with a really cool new book, The Creative Cottage by photographers, Gross & Daley. It features Portia Munson & Jarred Handelsman's art encrusted gypsy revival house as well as a great collection of fascinating and interesting places including another old pal, Butch Anthony's hand made doo nanny log cabin and the quasi ancestral home of painter John Dowd in Provincetown.
The cover is striking with it's is neo kitschian raised scrawl title over the colorful parlor in Portia & Jarred's house an obviously ironic challenge to the traditional mores inherent in the style book genre. A doff of the tractor cap to whoever at their publisher came up with that!

As David Byrne sang in artists only:
I don't have to prove...that I am creative!
I dont' have to prove...that I am creative!
All my pictures are confused
                         And now I'm going to take me to you.
 Portia & Jarred's bedroom view
 At Eric Kater's  Oak Hill retreat

 John Dowd
 Butch's bib overalls