Biweekly News from Ted Macaluso

Biweekly news about blog posts on art, children’s books, and writing; information about new books from

In the 9/15/2016 edition:

  • Vincent van Gogh’s Peasant Women
  • The Lover and the Poet in van Gogh’s Bedroom
  • High School Seniors Paint Their Parking Lots
  • Museum Exhibit: Rembrandt in Confidence
  • A book about a crayon suffering an identity crisis


Vincent van Gogh’s Peasant Women. Van Gogh painted dozens of portraits of peasant women. What do we know about them? And, why was this one used in a children’s book? Click here to read.



The Lover and the Poet in van Gogh’s Bedroom. Vincent van Gogh hung two paintings in his bedroom: a portrait of a lover and one of a poet. What can these two artworks tell us about his life? Click here to read.



High School Seniors Paint Their Parking Spots. Found this on BOOOOOOOM!, Canada’s highest traffic art blog. Seniors in Florida and Texas were allowed to paint their own parking spots. Click here to see more fun photos. Why aren’t they doing this everyplace?


Rembrandt in Confidence will be running from September 16 through January 23, 2017 at the Jacquemart-Andre Museum in Paris. Even if you can’t fly to Paris on a whim, there is a nice video about the exhibit on their website. Click here to read more and see the video.


Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall. A blue crayon mistakenly labelled “Red” has an identity crisis. Red wants to please others but can’t live up to their expectations. Red can be read (pun intended) on many levels as the crayon must find out how to be true to its inner nature.  Click here to see the book on


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