Sunday, January 15, 2012

Summer reading

This was my holiday reading of choice. Murakami is one of my favourite authors. BUT, at 900 pages! this was a chore. I love his creativity, his parallel worlds, his descriptions of everyday Japanese life - BUT not this much. Had it been 'tightened' somewhat to about 500 pages i think i would have enjoyed it more.
So i am glad to have made it through to the other side of that one..

Then this arrived:

I hadn't heard of Australian blogger Oliver Dupon of, but then he probably hasn't heard of me either. But thankfully he has made it his job to check out over 70 artisans from all over the world and bring them together in one place.

I don't know about you - but give me pictures of folk in their sheds/studios/workshops/homes and stuff they've made and i'm all warm and fuzzy. Tell you why i like it: 300 pages of loveliness, great quality pics, little blurb on each to read, websites to go explore more  AND there's lots of new faces,. This book is your portal to talented bunch who want to share what they've been up to - but not in that braggy kind of way...

1 comment:

Jenny said...

So glad to hear from you. Not sure why, but your blog got dropped from my list to follow and I have been missing your posts. I am delighted to have you back on my list because I love to read your posts and am totally inspired by your beautiful photos. Love that journal page with the big wedge sandal and owl. I just joined the sketchbook challenge and am glad I did it. I realized how much I need to practice drawing every day!


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