A parcel came from Amazon a couple of days ago with three new books. Too big for the letter box, they came with the Delivery Man, a favourite visitor who brings very desirable stuff right to my door. This time I had two books by Ricë Freeman-Zachery - "Creative time and space: making room for making art" and "Living the creative life: ideas and inspiration from working artists". Feeling I needed a bit of inspiration, I couldn't decide which one to get, so bought both. They are very easy reading and good for dipping into, and as I've indicated before, I enjoy Ricë's style of writing. I certainly feel I need a bit of inspiration at the moment. You can see more about these books in the sidebar of her blog, Notes from the Voodoo Cafe.
"Miniature books: 4,000 years of tiny treasures" by Anne C. Bromer and Julian I. Edison. A miniature book is no taller than 3 inches and almost all the many books illustrated in this lavish volume are depicted in actual size. This is a coffee table book, very pretty, with lots of beautiful illustrations and a descriptive text. Nice to have in the book binding library and maybe I'll get some inspiration from this one, too.
And this afternoon the wonderful Delivery Man arrived again with a parcel from Dinahmow. Three frangipani cuttings, ready to go into the ground or a pot. A most welcome and appreciated gift. Thanks, Di!
And a few links to blogs I've been reading this weekend: Rhonda (Canada) at My Handbound Books; Andrew (US) who does good book reviews and makes lots of books; and Ronnie, who is an amazing artist and bookbinder - and is an Australian. Have a look and enjoy them.
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