Anatomists and the Body Snatchers

October 19, 2020 0 Comments

Blog Categories: The following article was written by my grandfather, Dr. Sam Lillard Clark, who was an Associate Professor of Anatomy (1930-1937), and Head of the Anatomy Department (1937 to 1960) at Vanderbilt University. He was on the Tennessee State Anatomical Board, a group charged with the task of ensuring that the medical schools of …

A Parliament of Crows: Horror that Happened (™)

September 10, 2020 0 Comments

Blog Categories: Murder in the service of maintaining wealth and status. That’s not uncommon, but when it is done by seemingly “proper” Victorian women, three sisters who teach social graces in women’s colleges in the old South, the contrast sets us up for a good Southern gothic. Based on crimes committed by the infamous Wardlaw …

How I Met Robert Heinlein

September 10, 2020 0 Comments

Blog Categories: Of Mentors, Blood Drives and Belly Dancers From time to time I write short recollections of my life and times.  I call these Brief Histories.  This is one. I began attending Science Fiction and Fantasy Conventions in the early 70s.  They were brought to my awareness by my friend Larry Todd, an artist …

Monoprints and Edition Variable

September 10, 2020 0 Comments

Blog Categories: In fine art printmaking, the general procedure is to make a plate or matrix of some kind, take some test impressions (artist’s proofs) and pick the best example to emulate in the edition that follows. Due to the process of printing by hand, there are often small differences in particular edition prints, and …

The Etching Process

September 10, 2020 0 Comments

Etchings are fine art prints, produced by a process first developed about 1500. While many items are referred to as prints— such as posters, offset lithographs and all ink jet products (including so-called giclees)—they are in fact reproductions. Fine art prints begin with a matrix created by the artist, that is used to produce images …

The Flotsam and Jetsam of History

September 10, 2020 0 Comments

Blog Categories: If you love words as I do, you probably love history. I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few years writing historical fiction. In performing research for the novels, I’ve leaned about the origins of certain English words and phrases I’ve used in both written and spoken language throughout my life, …