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Connect the Blogs: The Past from Over There

Time for another Connect the Blogs. This one is extra special! I’ve just recently watched the final episode of Fringe. Yes, I know, late to the party, blah blah blah. Thanks to Amazon Prime, I was able to watch all … Continue reading

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6 Super Cool Bookshelf Ideas

You may know my motto about books: don’t throw them out! OK, so now what? You have books laying about, in piles, making dust bunnies, or soldiered up in line formation in your boring IKEA bookshelf. I’ve got news for … Continue reading

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Connect the Blogs: Indonesia’s Orange Rose

One of the great advantages to blogging is the chance to connect with people from all over the world. Some from far-away lands and cultures that I can only dream to lay feet upon. One such blogger is Yuna in … Continue reading

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Book Crossing with Vintage Books

Ever feel like Rumpelstiltskin? Asleep at the wheel of life for a very long time? Well, that describes my last decade and probably why I, a book fanatic, hadn’t heard of Book Crossing until the other day. Intrigue, sharing, mystery, … Continue reading

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For Mom and Son, the Same Birthday is Fun!

For me and Kyle – and all of you! From one of the great poets, Happy Birthday To You is a celebration of YOU – not only on your day of birth, but everyday, in every way. And on those … Continue reading

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Nouveau Larousse Illustré Dictionnaire (1898) : Happy Spring!

Jack Frost needs a calendar.  It’s the first day of Spring, old man!  Like the messy house guest that long overstays his welcome, yesterday he dropped a pile of late-March snow dung outside my door.  Yeah, every cloud has…blah, blah, … Continue reading

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Altered Book Artist: Brian Dettmer

My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators… (1) …and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception. (1) In this work I … Continue reading

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Books in Still Life: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

This is the beginning of a series I call, Books in Still Life, utilizing another medium to examine vintage books and papers. I chose this first vintage photograph because I was reminded of this haunting image when I recently came … Continue reading

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