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Drunken Botanist California Tour Dates, Plus Your Weekly Cocktail

Posted by on March 13, 2013 in Book Tour/Events, Cocktails | 2 comments

Drunken Botanist California Tour Dates, Plus Your Weekly Cocktail

Okay, folks! Your devoted correspondent is on a book tour for the next couple of months. I’d love to stay and chat, but instead I’m going to furnish you with a list of tour dates and ask you to come out and fill a seat, badger your friends into filling seats, pester your neighbors, and so on. And if you’re not in the neighborhood, well, I’ve got a drink and some drink-ish, garden-ish, stuff for you. First, the coming week’s tour dates. Get the whole schedule here, and please do check with the venue before heading...

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Little Branch

Posted by on February 13, 2013 in Gallery, Paintings | Comments Off on Little Branch

Little Branch

An interior of Little Branch, a bar I love to visit when I’m in New York.  8 x 10, oil on wood panel, slots in the back make it easy to hang on a nail unframed.  $150 plus shipping. To order or look at other paintings, visit my DailyPaintworks gallery.  

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Whiskey Bottles

Posted by on February 10, 2013 in Gallery, Paintings | Comments Off on Whiskey Bottles

Whiskey Bottles

More bottles behind the bar!  Wish I could tell you where this one was taken.  I confess I don’t remember….must have been a long night…. $150, 8 x 10, oil on wood panel. Go to my DailyPaintworks gallery to order or to see more paintings.

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So What Else is New?

Posted by on February 2, 2013 in Book Tour/Events, Cocktails | 2 comments

So What Else is New?

I’m blogging every week at GardenRant and all the time at DrunkenBotanist.  Head over there for a fix.

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Behind the Bar, Again

Posted by on January 13, 2013 in Gallery, Paintings | 1 comment

Behind the Bar, Again

Another “bottles behind the bar” painting! This one is 8 x 8 on a cradled wood panel, $150.  To order, or to see more paintings, visit my Daily Paintworks gallery.

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Ward III

Posted by on January 13, 2013 in Gallery, Paintings | Comments Off on Ward III

Ward III

This one came from a bunch of photos I took at Ward III in New York.  It’s 8 x 8 on a cradled wood panel.  $150.  To order, or to see more paintings, go to my DailyPaintworks gallery.

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Angel’s Share

Posted by on January 13, 2013 in Gallery, Paintings | Comments Off on Angel’s Share

Angel’s Share

Bottles behind the bar at Angel’s Share, an amazing bar in the East Village.  This one is 8 x 10 on a wood panel.  $150. To order or to see more paintings, visit my gallery at DailyPaintworks.

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The Amazing, Astonishing Google Check: How I Used Google to Spell-Check Every Word in My Book.

Posted by on January 5, 2013 in Media/Reviews | 13 comments

The Amazing, Astonishing Google Check: How I Used Google to Spell-Check Every Word in My Book.

Anyone who uses technical terms, scientific terms, foreign words, proper nouns, or brand names in their writing knows the limitations of the spell-checker built into a word processing program.  After all, it’s just a static list of words that got loaded onto your computer and never gets updated or expanded unless you do it yourself.  (And if you’ve ever tried one of the professional spell check add-ons, like Spellex, you may have noticed that they don’t always include every possible term in your field–I found the...

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The Drunken Botanist Plant Collection

Posted by on December 21, 2012 in Cocktails | 1 comment

The Drunken Botanist Plant Collection

Okay, it’s the middle of winter, but we can dream, right?  This year, the nice people at Territorial Seeds and Log House Plants asked me to pick out a few of my favorite cocktail-friendly plants.  We got a little carried away, and the result is the Drunken Botanist Plant Collection.  We gathered up all the herbs, flowers, fruits and vegetables that a mixologist’s garden would require. I’ll be posting recipes, videos, photos, and growing advice in the months to come as well.  (You can also find more of all things cocktail...

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Greenwich Village at Night

Posted by on November 10, 2012 in Gallery, Paintings | 1 comment

Greenwich Village at Night

I’m listing this painting for sale as part of Daily Paintworks’ Hurricane Sandy fundraiser.  I was on the East Coast when the storm hit, and although I was able to veer out of the way and hunker down with family until it was over, I was possessed of a weird longing to be in New York.  Whatever New York goes through, I want to go through it, too. After I got home, Louis CK sent out this beautiful note to his fans.  I confess that these lines only made me want to be there more: “It’s pretty impossible to describe...

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