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First linkity with a new blog theme

If you missed it Monday, things look a little different – my old theme was TOO old, so I’ve tried to stuff some of its bits into this generic WordPress template, with mixed success. (“You kids! Get off my lawn!” Oh wait, I don’t have a lawn…)

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Reading Update
Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic (Art Book for Artists, Creative Self-Help Book)Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic by Lisa Congdon. Pretty good book about developing one’s own signature style/voice. Lots of interviews with people from a variety of creative/artistic fields.


*swishing tail vigorously* -Mayhem

Nope, she’s not lashing her tail. It’s definitely swishing. She does it A LOT. Jeanne and I tell Mayhem that she has very confusing tail language, but she doesn’t care. LOL.

Linkity to get away from it all

Don’t forget about Art Journaling Monday, which is a chance to see some of my creative output… yes, yes, and another cat picture! ūüėČ

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Reading Update
Project Collage: 50 Projects to Spark Your CreativityProject Collage: 50 Projects to Spark Your Creativity by Bev Spreight. Recommended if you’re looking to expand your collage repertoire – great ideas, examples, and explanations.


*derpity derpity derpity derp* -Chaos

Linkity for the new year

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Reading Update
The Collage Ideas BookThe Collage Ideas Book by Alannah Moore. Very good look at many different ways to do collage using examples from collage artists. This is definitely an inspiration book rather than a how-to.
Discovering Gluebooks: How to Stop Focusing on Products & Start Making More ArtDiscovering Gluebooks: How to Stop Focusing on Products and Start Making More Art by Lisa Vollrath. Good overview, examples, and gluebook how-tos. (You make a gluebook by collaging things you already have, such as junk mail, magazines, glue sticks, etc. No special products or expertise required.)


“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos (he’s in the background, upper left)

*not quite awake* -Mayhem

Last linkity of the decade!

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Reading Update
Big Mushy Happy Lump (Sarah's Scribbles, #2)Big Mushy Happy Lump (Sarah’s Scribbles #2) by Sarah Andersen. Possibly my favorite of her three books!


“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..” -Mayhem

Treason’s Greetings from linkity! ;p

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Reading Update
The Perks of Being a WallflowerThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Very good epistolary ya novel about Charlie, a high school freshmen who shares his life and thoughts with an unidentified person via one-sided correspondence throughout Charlie’s first year of high school. Powerful.


*derpity derpity derpity* -Chaos

Zippity linkity

This is going to be an unorganized whirlwind linkity because I volunteered at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts Thursday (today as I’m writing this) and am quite tired now.

Reading Update
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1)A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. For me, this didn’t age well. And Meg drove me absolutely crazy. D’oh.


“What are you DOING, big kitty!?!! OMG.” -Mayhem

In which linkity is under siege by a hungry Cat Chaotic

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Reading Update
Learning by Heart: Teachings To Free The Creative SpiritLearning by Heart: Teachings to Free the Creative Spirit by Corita Kent & Jan Steward. One of the best books about creativity I’ve ever read, despite it looking as if it was produced on a photocopier in the 1980s.
Magic for LiarsMagic for Liars by Sarah Gailey. I’m still not sure how I feel about this one. The POV character is an unreliable narrator who admits she’s a liar right off the bat. She’s also a PI who’s hired to solve a suspicious death at a California boarding school for mages, where her estranged sister teaches. It definitely sucked me in, because I read it in one evening. But right now when I think about the book, it’s like there’s a very small pebble in my shoe – a small but persistent irritation.


*ignoring* -Chaos

“Oh, geez, how many pictures are you going to TAKE, Mom?!?” -Mayhem

Linkity’s back for a week, then on break for Thanksgiving next week

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Reading Update
The Revenge of the Baby-Sat (Calvin and Hobbes #5)Revenge of the Babysat (Calvin & Hobbes #5) by Bill Watterson. Found it in a Little Free Library and had happy flashbacks rereading it.
Living Color: Painting, Writing, and the Bones of SeeingLiving Color: Painting, Writing, and the Bones of Seeing by Natalie Goldberg. What it says on the tin. This took me a while to get into, but I ended up quite liking it.


*IGNORING* -Chaos & Mayhem

Linkity hopes the possibility of snow this weekend has been greatly exaggerated

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Reading Update
Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fiction and IllusionsSmoke and Mirrors: Short Fiction and Illusions by Neil Gaiman. More horroresque than I’m really fond of.


*glaring glarefully* -Chaos

“Yeah! What the big kitty’s doing!!” -Mayhem

Linkity was running the air one day and the heat the next

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Reading Update
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and WondersFragile Things by Neil Gaiman. My favorite of this collection was the American Gods short story about Shadow in the UK.


“Happy birthday to MEEEEEEEEEE!” -Chaos

And now he’s 16 years old. Ack! (Please don’t try to count his teeth – I can’t remember how many he had pulled…)