Friday, February 29, 2008
MOM!! Happy Birthday. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo, we love you!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Ahhh, The white cherries from Marshall Michigan between the years of 1897–1913 must have been delecttttttable! These first and second place ribbons were awarded by The Calhoun Fair in Marshall Michigan & the Michigan Pomological Society. I love love the typography, the colors and w.cherrys!
[[The Pomological Society fosters the science and practice of fruit growing and variety development.]]
Friday, February 22, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Pollock's Toy Museum is quite dense and dark and the greatest gem EVER! I couldn't get any distance to get the sort of photos I desired; you will have to witness the goodness yourself when you're in London. I really admired the labels and captions that sit in the dioramas and cases. Nothing pretentious / everything perfect.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
_Acrobats from Pollock's Toy Museum in London.
_Titillating titles offered by the Little Blue Books.
_Trespasser sign being swallowed by a tree in Wales.
_Two penny arcade Peepshows from the MN State Fair.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Going out to the Art Shantys today to demo LOOMLOOPERS (woven potholders) in the Shanty of Misfit Toys. My forecaster says its quite chilly out there. -40degree windchill! FUN FREEZING FINGERS!
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
This photo is from a couple years back...taken in New Haven—at the time I recall being freaked out by this lively gentleman.
I didn't witness anyone quite this outwardly ostentatious at the caucus I attended last night; there WAS an amazing energy and it was quite satisfying taking part. Go go-OOOOOOO!
Monday, February 4, 2008
from my mini collection of Little Blue Books. They are truly pocket-sized 3.5 by 5 inches.
Check out the range of topics, authors and titles at The Leonard Axe Library in Pittsburg, Kansas.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
This morning Punxsutawney Phil proclaimed there will be six more weeks of winter. Sir groundhog directed President Cooper to a scroll that read:
As I look around me, a bright sky I see, and a shadow beside me.
Six more weeks of winter it will be!
Check out www.groundhog.org for enlightening fun facts, past predictions and info on Phil's longevity and weight.
Friday, February 1, 2008
"The lion and the unicorn were fighting for the crown;
The lion beat the unicorn all about the town.
Some gave them white bread and some gave them brown;
Some gave them plumb cake and drummed them out of town."
A popular English nursery rhyme from when Scotland (unicorn) and England (lion) were rivals.
The lion and the Unicorn remain a part of the British coat-of-arms to this day. [As it goes... the unicorn is chained because in mediaeval times a free unicorn was considered a very dangerous beast (only a virgin could tame a unicorn].
On Britian's coat of arms resides their motto: Dieu et mon Droit [French for 'God and my right'].