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This blog is a time capsule of SNB adventures from my (Amy's) perspective:
The blog started in 2008 as a way to share (my) news &views on our booths at conventions ... and on exhibits and shows we attend that artists might find inspiring.
Reoccurring themes on the blog archive include "Get Inspired"... "Your Science Lesson"... "Your Business Lesson," "Con," "POV shot," "Horse Show," "Book Fair"...
See "FAQ," "Stewardship" and "Legacy Books" for posts about bringing YOU the benefits of a devoted rare bookseller in world where mom& pop bookstores are themselves becoming antiques!
There are posts here on my SNB experiments (like our booth at a Twilight convention Oct 2010.). See scenes from our bookscouting trips (Aug 2009 is a good one). Want to see a post on the time someone shipped us a book in a used pizza box?!? (search Aug 2008 for "Pizza"). For posts written back when I had Mary's job, search "Daily Brew" (2008 - 2010). All this and more lurks here on the blog for you to discover..
2011 was the most active year on the blog and is where you'll find some of my favorite posts (ie "horse show - artists sketchbook 9/11/11" and "Family Fun - Dino Hall artists sketchbook 9/1/11" ).
Sample highlights from 2011:
See August 12, 2011 post: "Hello World.." for the 100+ countries counted so far as worldwide visitors to the blog. Learn the SNB-tangent item that is the most-viewed post here... but more recent posts are gaining on that record. The real horse race is on :)
NOVEMBER 2011 POSTS:
9 POSTS on CTNX
SKETCHTRAVEL IN STOCK!
YOUR SCIENCE LESSON... MARIE CURIE
KOLONIE ARTISTS SIGN AT SNB NOV 5th
PETER DE SEVE IN SKETCHTRAVEL... AND AT CTNX
ANIMAL ANTICS.... your preview here on the blog of the Pres Romanillos sketchbook!!
OTHER POSTS OF NOTE: SECRETARIAT (Sept 2010) and THE BLACK STALLION (Oct 2010) now with video embedded. Also Aug 2010 posts on the ART OF ANIMALS exhibit at Forest Lawn in Glendale with links to more images from amazing artwork at this show!
3 POSTS ON MODEL TRAIN SHOW (oct 30th 2011)
SKETCHTRAVEL!! yes, it's true! We're the first in the US to import this French book. In stock now at Stuart Ng Books!
Also in 2011....YOUR SCIENCE LESSON FOR TODAY, EXPERIUM SCIENCE ACADEMY
3 POSTS ON "MARY BLAIR PANEL" AT ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS SCIENCES
Other topics to try..... "DREAM CON 2011"
"BRONZE ANIMALS BY ERIC BERG"... and "BRONZE ANIMALS, LAZY DAISY CAFE OSCAR'S HOME IN BEVERLY HILLS"
"HORSE SHOW 2011 - FLYING HIGH" (You'll find this in the Sept 2011 posts... including some of my favorite action shots of horses from several years of the annual charity horse show:)
2011 POSTS WITH FREQUENT HITS:
"Get Inspired - Artist contacts from Printing Fair 2011"
"Get Inspired - Carlos Grangel at CTNX Nov 18th - 20th " (after Tim Burton Post)
"GET INSPIRED - TIM BURTON MoMA SHOW AT LACMA" "GET INSPIRED - NORMAN THELWELL"
Search "FAMILY FUN" for posts on the blog that detail events and attractions near our showroom. (ie: From SEPT POST 9/5/11: Two "Family Fun" posts about Wilson Park). There are lots of family friendly things to do in and around Torrance... so if you want to browse our showroom for awhile and your family doesn't... you can all come to Torrance and do different, fun things!
Some blog posts highlight the directions that SNB takes me (but not necessarily Stuart)... search the archive posts to find Hoops &Yoyo; Twilight; the Black Stallion; Women &Words. I'm not sure why there's so much music in my life right now.... but check out this clever music video w/ agility dogs! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHlJODYBLKs