Thursday, April 26, 2012

PPF #7 v.2 plus Found poetry

Multitasker me is doing three posts in one:

POST ONE: As Jamie Ridler is living her dream of visiting Paris with Justin, there isn´t a Wishcasting Wednesday prompt this week.

POST TWO: My colourful bookcase. These are our bare essentials, having gone through a deep decluttering last year.This does not include my art books, Daniel´s engineering ones or the kids books. If it were for my husband´s our books would be ordered by size. As a librarian I have them by topic and then by author. History, tourism, fiction, biographies and reference are the main subjects of interest for us.
 This is my Agatha Christie collection. The ones in Spanish and oldest ones in English are my mom´s. I bought one in Portuguese in Brazil in the late 80s. In 1992 I bought one in Russia because it was super cheap and it was in English and Russian. I found 10 for ten pounds in a second hand shop in Chester, England on our first week living there in ´93. I can´t recall where I bought one in French but it was in Paris in April ´94 and I added one in Italian from the Termini Terminal in Rome in Dec. 94. Daniel brought me one in Japanese in June ´96 and one in German in ´11. Oh, the Dutch one! I bought it at Schipol and the assistant warned me about it being in Dutch because she said many customers were too jet lagged to notice what they were buying. I told her it was for my Christie collection which I could see puzzled her but was too polite to push the issue farther. :D
 Why am I showing you this? Because I´m playing along with Quinn McDonald´s (the author of Raw Art Journaling, a book for people who want to make meaning but don´t know how to draw) readers in finding poetry in their books´s spines.
The Adventures of the Christmas Pudding
Sad Cypress
Crooked House
Towards Zero

is totally lame, specially after finding:

Five Little Pigs
They Came to Baghdad
Sprinkling Cyanide
At Bertran´s Hotel.

Go read what other people found. There are some that are waaaaay cool. And sweet. And intriguing.

POST THREE: Quinn´s comment encouraged me to take the plunge and have my journal as bilingual. That is the way I am after all, living in Spanglish.
I had been stucked with "her" for a while. Non of my quotes fitted her as she looked as if she was up to something. I found a sign at Tracey´s wall in Facebook and knew "THAT" was what "she" was up to. ;)

Posting for Paint Party Friday, Issue # 7 Year 2. Visit other paintings peeps by the links at the original PPF post. 


Gloria said...

Wow! What a wonderful display of learning books and exciting books. I love books. Now though the Kindle is what is being used. For certain books, but for art books and other, I just have to have the feel of the books in my hands. Very nice Paula, love that everything is so organized.

quinncreative said...

I love the second one. It made me laugh out loud! And you could have created a bilingual one!

misteejay said...

I love books and I love AC books.

I had a complete set of Poirot but DH managed to throw some out when we packed stuff away during the window replacement a couple of years ago...I was not best pleased.

Toni xx

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love that your art journal has gone bilingual, Paula! How exciting!
Happy PPF!!
Mixed-Media Map Art

Tracey said...

Oh my heart was just aflutter at all those lovely books, I adore books and so wish I had a little library all of my own ( and yes I was a librarian too so they would need to be in some meaningful order) Love the way you used the quote honey, I think I might follow your lead and add some quotes to my journal pages xxx

Anne said...

Oooh, bookcases!! I love books and as a librarian I can totally get your need to arrange them. I have mine by topic (we have mostly fiction in our main bookcases) and then by author. I haven't read any Agatha Christie in years, but you're making me want to pick one up again. Love the idea of finding poetry in the book spines.

That quote is perfect!

Happy PPF!

Netty said...

Loving your display of books, am afraid I am a book hoarder, last time I counted it was well over a thousand and can't bring myself to get rid of any.........
Loving your new art journal page and the quote is perfect for it. Happy PPF, Annette x

Carolyn Dube said...

I never thought to look for poetry from the spines- I need to go and stare at my bookshelves! Love where you are taking your art journal!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

We have bookcases on top of bookcases here... love the collection of Agatha Christie... great post...xx

Faye said...

A collection of Agatha Christie books in various languages sounds wonderful. You are such an organized person. Nice your journal is now bilingual. Very nice post, Paula.

carlarey said...

Love your Christie collection, what a great way to have a memento from your travels.
That quote works perfectly with your girl, and it's so true! There is always an option to good behavior.


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