Thursday, March 8, 2012

sophie rocks!

the amazing sophie munns
whose commitment to seeds is astonishing
has posted a piece 
about artists' books, 
and has kindly included
my rock books.
you may remember them:
and of course 
there's one in my header
five in total,
and a few more small ones to come
but look LOOK at her 
concertinas, and how
she has used that structure 
to show the exuberance of her painting
to great advantage.
i lifted this from sophie's blog or whatever that 
collection of images is called
of course i forgot to attribute it
but i will later when i find it.


onesmallstitch said...

there isn't enough time in the day - 10 minutes and a cup of tea?? and all those books. Love the woven binding in the first pic.

Velma said...

it's why i love libraries and i love getting to know the special collections...that's where interesting stuff lives. of course there's my own tiny "special collection"

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

Velma, this is the link to the special collection at the library where I worked, at the
School of the Art Institute in Chicago. If you get a chance to check it out:

The collection is the Joan Flasch Artists Book Collection.

Love this post...libraries/books rock in many ways. Cheers - Henrietta

Sophie Munns said...

Yes... I agree that libraries/books rock!
They are rock-like solid foundations for culture and life.
Thanks for the mention and good to see you have a presense on Pinterest even if you didnt know it! Quite a lot of your images have ended up there! All collected at a linking page did you know Velma?

Chris said...

Hi Velma, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

neki desu said...

booklovers rock!! and so do bookmakers.
(have to go to the library and renew the book i'm reading.)

Velma said...

henrietta, maybe i'll get to see that collection sometime! what a treat that you got to work there!
sophie, i have such trouble navigating new net stuff, but will continue to try to explore pinterest. thanks for including my work.
chris, thank you! and i will go over to your place to visit.
neki, you remind me of the short stack i currently have from st lawrence univ. library--get this, i have 2 local libraries and 4 univ libraries within 16 miles of my home!

kit said...

Wow, I missed the rock books - positively precambrian! ;-) I really like things w/o corners!

Velma said...

kit, no corners, but pretty rough and craggy! except for the two big ones, that is, they're globular.

blandina (aracne) said...

Books...I love them, I love their weight, the smell of the paper, the rustle of the pages...artists' books are a new concept for me, thanks a lot for this new window.

Velma said...

blandina, lucky you to be discovering artists' books for the first time. enjoy!

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