Someone spent much of last year creating a mystery around the literary world of Edinburgh, Scotland. Mysterious paper sculptures started appearing at the Scottish Poetry Society, and at other major literary venues around the city. I love both book arts and mysteries, and this was a good one. Read a detailed account of this magical story at thisiscentralstation.com's blog here.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
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When I was pregnant, I read that babies start dreaming long before they are born. I always wondered what those first dreams were like. My son makes soft little sounds when he sleeps, and moves his arms and legs as though he is always in the middle of an adventure. I stumbled across the blog Mila's Daydreams a few months ago, and have really enjoyed watching as Adele Enerson imagines her daughter's daydreams to life with elaborate sets she creates from fabrics and other props she has around her home. This seems like a project that would be incredibly fun, and leaves her with the most amazing collection of photos of her baby. She compiled them into this lovely little book, which was just released at the beginning of January.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Um, yeah. So I haven't been coming around all that much lately. In part, it's because I've been busy over here working on a new project. In part, it's because I have been frustrated by some technical issues with the blog and trying to move it to a new location, which I haven't been too successful with. Oh, yeah, and I had a baby. So far, he seems to be taking after me.
But I find myself missing this corner of the blogosphere, and I am feeling a bit more energized about writing these days. So, you may be seeing me around a bit more...
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of watching Khary Jackson perform his poetry. An accomplished performance artist, he held the room captive with his words. Enjoy this performance from the 2009 St Paul Grand Slam.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Recently, an article in The New Yorker by Daniel Zalewski celebrated the imaginative monster creations of Guillermo del Toro. I remember watching Pan's Labyrinth and being simultaneously horrified and fascinated by his lurid and labyrinthine world, and was thrilled to come across this video exploration of his journals that accompanies the New Yorker article. Enjoy!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
SUPAKITCH & KORALIE - VÄRLDSKULTUR MUSEET GÖTEBORG from elr°y on Vimeo.
Supakitch and Koralee are two French street artists who have joined together in a powerful artistic partnership inspired by Japanese manga. Due to my not remembering anything from freshman year German class, I'm not exactly sure what/where this video takes place, but I love the energy behind their work, and the chance to watch their process in action.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Check out this lovely piece of sand animation as featured on "Ukraine's Got Talent", in which Simonova tells the wrenching story of a young couple separated by the horrors of WWII. Bonus points for her use of Metallica's "Nothing Else Mattters"(recorded and arranged by Apocalyptica) in the final sequence...