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Journal Spilling: Mixed-Media Techniques for Free Expression by Diana Trout. Reread. I might like this more than I did the first time I read it three years ago! Original review: Very good overview of art journaling techniques, complete with prompts at the end. “Spilling” refers to writing (or creating an art entry) without thinking about it – basically stream-of-consciousness. I liked this book enough that I’ve ordered a used copy for myself.


*being beautiful* -Mayhem

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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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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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