For some reason, I volunteered to write a monthly article for Ragged Cloth Cafe. Well, I guess I was looking for something to force myself to look at art outside of my little world, and I am enjoying doing that. My article for March looks at the work of three male artists; two that spent a large portion of their lives in mental institutions, and a third that has been diagnosed as autistic. The work ranges from humorous to creepy. My favorite of the three is Gregory L. Blackstock. I just love his careful, detailed visual lists of everyday items. A book of his work has been recently published...check it out! Yes, I suppose a book cover filled with birds did catch my eye quicker than one with, say, cats.