Sometimes one's best posts are merely referrals to those of another blogger. Such is the case today as I encourage you to read and view Lucy's post from Brittany about the whimsical work of scrap merchant artist Robert Coudray.
On another subject, I have just finished the late Frank Conroy's wonderful book on the life of a musician "Body and Soul." It gets a bit deep sometimes when talking about the theory of particular compositions or styles but, all in all, it's a wonderful gripping read. In tribute to it, I offer this video of one of the musicians mentioned frequently in the book, pianist Art Tatum.