A Winter Present

When Winter winds blow cold and chill And Winter nights seem calm and still There’s still a lot of work to do To keep the homestead warm The fire must stay alit and hot Like cocoa warming in the pot … Continued

Is autumn this fall?

Hot September   It’s September as I’m writing this. Hot September. 110 degrees hot, in the shade, September, where I live in Southwest Riverside county, in Southern California. But it’s a dry heat, as if that makes it any less … Continued

Roy Besser “Christmas Present”

Vintage 1950’s Roy Besser painting “Christmas Present”. Roy Besser was a mid-century advertising artist, art director, and illustrator for Pepsi Cola,  as well as for numerous TV and Film production studios, and advertising agencies. He rose to prominence when, as … Continued

Roy Besser “The Perfect Hat” painting

     Vintage Roy Besser painting of a young woman wearing “The Perfect Hat”. The image of this beautiful young lady was used more than once by Roy Besser in the Sophisticate ad campaign for Pepsi Cola during the 1950’s. … Continued