This week’s art is a smallish pastel crayon drawing (with acrylic highlights) on paper for pens of a large planter I saw on the streets of Chicago during our most recent visit. This was just an exercise in getting my fingers working a few weeks ago, and I decided to finish it up the other day for use here. There’s nothing deep about it, just practicing my technique.

I did have to slip a piece of acetate in between it and the scanner, and did a little post-scanning color correction to make up for that. I probably should have called it “street planter,” but that didn’t sound as poetic.

To see it bigger try clicking HERE.

Over in radioland, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we bring you encores of a recent episode of Psychedelic Shack, and then at 3 PM a recent edition of Herman Linte’s weekly showcase of the Progressive Rock of the past half-century, Prognosis.  You can listen to The AIR at the website, or on the embedded radio player elsewhere on this page.

Psychedelic Shack can be heard every Monday at 2 PM, with replays Tuesday at 9 AM, Wednesday at 10 PM, Friday at 1 PM,  and Saturday at 9 AM. You can hear Prognosis on The AIR Monday at 3 PM, with replays Tuesday at 7 AM, Wednesday at 8 PM, Thursday at Noon, and Saturday at 10 AM. You can hear two classic episodes of the show Sunday at 2 PM.

At 8 PM you can hear an hour of the weirdly funny music of Barnes & Barnes on last week’s episode of The Comedy Vault.

Tonight at 9 PM the Monday Marathon presents ten hours of Beatles Blast because, in case you haven’t heard, RINGO’S IN CHARLESTON MONDAY NIGHT AND I’M GOING TO GO SEE HIM, plus, it’s John Lennon’s birthday!