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Wildly into the Dark: Typewriter Poems and the Rattlings of a Curious Mind by Tyler Knott Gregson. Good collection of short poems that I didn’t quite connect with.
The Repurposed Library: 33 Craft Projects That Give Old Books New Life by Lisa Occhipinti. Very good look at how to transform old books into all sorts of things, such as lamps, a chandelier, a fireplace screen, an ebook reader cover, and more.
Collage Art: A Step-by-Step Guide and Showcase by Jennifer L Atkinson. Good collection of interesting collage techniques, including using collagraphy, woven paper, fabric, and assemblage. For a book from 1996, it definitely managed a mostly timeless feel.
the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace. Very good, most likely haunting collection of poetry. Some of the poems resonated all too well.


“You stay right there, May.” -Chaos

“But WHY, big kitty??” -Mayhem

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Linkity gave Mayhem the day off to celebrate her 12th birthday on the 31st

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The Art and Craft of Collage by Simon Larbalestier. Not a book that has aged well (copyright 1990) – the author spent an inordinate amount of time discussing how to get various effects using photocopiers…
Dreaming from the Journal Page: Transforming the Sketchbook to Art by Melanie Testa. Reread. This time I found something I want to try – mixing a little liquid soap with watercolor so it can be used for stamping. But still not a favorite – in fact, I’d forgotten I’d already read it…


“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos

Chaos is filling in for May today, although maybe he isn’t aware of that… 😉

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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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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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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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