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Linkity apparently blinked and missed spring – suddenly it’s summer O.O

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Cowboys Are My Weakness by Pam Houston. Rereading is such a funny thing. I haven’t reread this for at least 20 years and remembered loving it – it really resonated with me then. Now? Not so much.
Once Upon a Piece of Paper: A Visual Guide to Collage Making by Andrea D’Aquino. Not much text at all, so it’s a fast read, and I got some great inspiration from it. But I can’t say that it was worth the price of purchase – maybe if I used every scrap of paper in the “paper to collage” pad that came with the book, but my track record on such things isn’t good.
My Monster NotebookMy Monster Notebook by John Harris. Pretty good kids’ book about mythological monsters. (I have this to cut apart for collage and inadvertently read it.)


*staring into opposite distances* -Chaos & Mayhem

Small cat in the big cat bed, big cat in the small cat bed…

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In which linkity does not have a title

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Contents May Have Shifted: A Novel by Pam Houston. Very good story about a middle-aged creative writing instructor and outdoorswoman leading her life. The story unfolds in a series of vignettes – I thought that would annoy me, but it actually worked really well. Make sure you have a copy with the reading group guide in the back, so you can read “The Author on Her Work” after reading the book – it satisfyingly answered my questions about the story. 🙂


“TRYING TO SLEEP HERE.” -Chaos

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In which linkity lets you recover from last week’s “Wha…?” section

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Creative Correspondence by Michael & Judy Jacobs. Good intro to making a variety of fun mail art. Includes directions for making paste paper – without having to cook paste.


“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Mayhem

You can see her fluffy white tummy tuft/bikini! 🙂

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In which linkity is hurtful to Minnesota

Hurtful, but true. STOP IT, MINNESOTA. (Another winter storm watch for this weekend! Total snow accumulation of 13 inches/33 cm possible…)

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The Art of Expressive Collage: Techniques for Creating with Paper and Glue by Crystal Neubauer. Reread: I appreciated this book more the second time and bumped my rating from three to four stars.


“Still no birds. Woe.” -Mayhem

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And linkity saw sunshine and it was good

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Collage Lab: 52 Experiments, Investigations, and Exploratory Projects by Bee Shay. Pretty much what it says on the tin! I liked the examples of the various experiments – I’ll definitely refer back to this one when I want to do a photo transfer using gel medium, for example. What I didn’t like was the tacit art knowledge that seemed to be required throughout the book. Reread: OMG, why not put the instructions in the same place for every lab?!


I call this one “Drowsing Chaotic Cat with Ears of Annoyance”.

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