Linkity saw snowflakes this week

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Reading Update
Adventures in Mixed Media Art: Inspiration, Techniques and Projects for Painting, Collage and More edited by Amy Jones. Pretty good book that focused on assorted mixed media projects (not just art journaling). Kind of seemed like a collection meant to sell you other books from the publisher, as each featured artist also seemed to have their own book from which their project was taken.


“I wonder if there’s a sunnier and softer spot somewhere?” -Mayhem

*waiting to snatch that particular sunny spot as soon as Mayhem leaves* -Chaos

I *heart* art journaling… but you probably figured that out already. :)

Welcome back to Art Journaling Monday! 🙂

Not art journaling, but I absolutely love Cloud Cult’s new song “No Hell”.


“Where the hell is Mom?!?” -Chaos

(Photo taken by the catsitter last month when I was in Cleveland.)

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  • Look! Up in the sky! Is that hockey fanfic I spy?

“No, this isn’t my glamour shot pose, Mom, I always look like this.” -Mayhem

Just Another Art Journaling Monday

Welcome back to Art Journaling Monday! I actually went to a two-day art journaling workshop over the weekend, but I haven’t taken any pictures yet, so… Onward. 🙂

And a bonus picture of some very judgmental Halloween decorations at Target.


“Wha…?!” -Chaos

Seriously, how stoned does he look in that picture?!

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Reading Update
Creative Wildfire: An Introduction to Art Journaling – Basics and Beyond by LK Ludwig. This one had some interesting ideas I hadn’t seen anywhere else for dealing with sticky pages. I would’ve liked this more if not for the whole “creative wildfire” metaphor throughout the book. Ugh. But I did really like this quote from the author: “To make time for art, you have to believe that it’s possible to make time for art.”


It’s catghan season again! Mmmm, warm.

“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos & Mayhem

Art Journaling Monday (now with bonus flamingo-themed Little Free Library)

Welcome back to Art Journaling Monday! 🙂

Plus some photos from my walk around Lake of the Isles yesterday – it was 85F and gloriously sunny. (The high today is supposed to be at least 20F cooler.)

The flamingo house has added a flamingo-themed Little Free Library and flamingo chair.

Chess, anyone?

I don’t know about you, but I don’t trust this trash bin. At all.


“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos (completely not dead, not matter how this picture looks)

Linkity unexpectedly cut short due to fire alarm caused by someone breaking off a shower knob and flooding part of the building*



Congrats to Roger G, who won by PD Singer! Otter Chaos is being released today by Rocky Ridge Books.



*Not the part I live in, fortunately. But the water was off for the whole building for a while. And two fire trucks showed up because the water shorted out part of the fire alarm system. But hey, I met a couple of neighbors I hadn’t met before while we were hanging out on the sidewalk… Then when we got back inside, Chaos needed a lot of comfort time in my lap to recover from the trauma. May was annoyed by the noise, but otherwise unperturbed – she didn’t even leave her spot on the couch. (I didn’t pack them in to their carriers because it was immediately apparent there wasn’t a fire, what with the water pouring out of the ceiling around the smoke detector in the lobby and all.)

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Reading Update
The Power of Neurodiversity: Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain by Thomas Armstrong. Pretty good look at various types of neurodiversity (autism, dyslexia, schizophrenia, OCD, etc), how these traits might’ve been advantageous to our ancestors and thus survived in the gene pool, and how special education could be reshaped to take more of a difference view and less of a deficit view. While parts were quite interesting, the special education focus effectively distanced me from the book.


*side-eyeing* -Mayhem

*won’t look at the camera* -Chaos

Art Journaling Monday



Congrats to Zunni, who won Nothing Serious by Jessica Jarman!



Welcome back to Art Journaling Monday! 🙂

And don’t forget to register for Art as Journal at ArtiCulture if you’re in the Twin Cities!


“I can’t believe you didn’t think I would fit in this shoebox, Mom.” -Mayhem

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Congrats to Zunni, who won Nothing Serious by Jessica Jarman!



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Reading Update
The Elemental Journal: Composing Artful Expressions from Items Cast Aside by Tammy Kushnir. Didn’t make it very far in this one. While I’m intrigued by making journals (and have made a couple of duct tape journals), I’m not interested in making a journal covered in bark.


*randomly judging* -Mayhem

*side-eyeing* -Chaos