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The Mahlon Blaine Self Portrait

By Roland Trenary About The Author Born in the first half of the last century, Roland Trenary has parlayed his modest Midwest upbringing into a modest 21st Century adventure. He is creator of seven issues of the magazine Normal Bean, one acoustic album of self-penned/performed songs (Fever That Yearns), and several music-related videos on Youtube. With over forty years of researching and collecting the artist Mahlon Blaine, he has gathered…

Mahlon Blaine’s Blooming Bally Bloody Book

An Amazon #1 ebook rank. A glass-eyed Jazz Age artist bounces between pre-talkies Hollywood and sinful New York City. Dealing with nudes and demons while in pursuit of the perfect model – who had killed herself. This historical novel takes a rollicking ride through one-eyed Mahlon Blaine’s adventures and experiences as an early 20th-Century illustrator. Exploring his friendships with the famous and infamous from bohemian San Francisco to Hollywood to…

Mahlon Blaine One-Eyed Visionary

Mahlon Blaine ~ One-Eyed Visionary has been well received. Now with a redesigned cover and white-paper interior, it’s ready for bookstore and library distribution. The artist? He’s pretty much an unknown, and yet… In two thousand drawings published between 1917 and 1967, illustrator Mahlon Blaine revealed his subjects – from Demons to Deities, Maylasians to Martians, Biology to Biography, Lasciviousness to Literature. He painted, but he is best known for…

Every Penny Counts: playful drawings hold pocketfuls of nostalgia, rhyme, and whimsey (Grandpa says…) (Volume 1)

Here’s a song, in a book, with some drawings. Take a look. You’ll find rhyme. Rhythm too. Sketches? Really, quite a few. Watch the folks in this tale keep their chins up, without fail. Seems they just take in stride daily struggles, and get by. Little coins – pennies, dimes, nickels – all build bottom lines. In the end, each is saved: Love and Money, Life and Change. These playful…

My Symphonic Band Journal 3: An inspiring all-purpose booklet to write in. (My Journal) (Volume 6)

The third of three. You can journal, or take notes, or record events in this handy 60-page booklet. Be inspired by the 30 quick-sketches scattered throughout. Each page is also lined and numbered to help keep track of your progress. Use it as a diary, a lyric creation space, a song list, a practice planner, a notebook, a compendium of events, a love letter creator, a musical kickstarter…. It’s up…

My Dakota Chautauqua Journal: An all-purpose booklet to write in. (My Journal) (Volume 3)

You can journal, or take notes, or record events in this handy 60-page booklet. Be inspired by the quick-sketches scattered throughout. Each page is also lined and numbered to help keep track of your progress. Buy Now On Amazon About The Author Born in the first half of the last century, Roland Trenary has parlayed his modest Midwest upbringing into a modest 21st Century adventure. He is creator of seven…

My Symphonic Band Journal 1: An all-purpose booklet to write in. (My Journal) (Volume 4)

The first of three. You can journal, or take notes, or record events in this handy 60-page booklet. Be inspired by the 30 quick-sketches scattered throughout. Each page is also lined and numbered to help keep track of your progress. Buy Now On Amazon About The Author Born in the first half of the last century, Roland Trenary has parlayed his modest Midwest upbringing into a modest 21st Century adventure.…

My Symphonic Band Journal 2: An inspiring all-purpose booklet to write in. (My Journal) (Volume 5)

The second of three. You can journal, or take notes, or record events in this handy 60-page booklet. Be inspired by the 30 quick-sketches scattered throughout. Each page is also lined and numbered to help keep track of your progress. Use it as a diary, a lyric creation space, a song list, a practice planner, a notebook, a compendium of events, a love letter creator, a musical kickstarter…. It’s up…

My Arizona Reveries Journal 1 (My Journal) (Volume 7)

You can journal, or take notes, or record events in this handy 60-page booklet. Be inspired by the 30 quick-sketches scattered throughout. Each page is also lined and numbered to help keep track of your progress. Use it as a diary, a lyric creation space, a song list, a practice planner, a notebook, a compendium of events, a love letter creator, a musical jump-starter…. It’s up to you! The possibilities…