DIY Vinyl Record Notebook. I always looked at these record projects and thought they must be too much work. But they aren’t! If you can sit through a short 3 minute 21 second really well done how-to video, you will see how easy it is to bend scratched, unplayable records into whatever you want. Tutorial and video by stars for streetlights here.
Library-inspired business cards!
looks like heaven.
a writers dream
A few months ago I was asked to be a part of an amazing project called Help Ink! “Help Ink is a collaborative project, using the sale of premium and exclusive art to help charities in an exciting way… Each week, an exclusive piece of art, designed to inspire others to do good in the world, will be released and made available for purchase.” Today the poster I created for them (above) goes on sale. 40% of the profits go to help the ASPCA.If you love animals and you love art, this is the poster for you! But also check out the other posters on the Help Ink site - all the artists have created some truly lovely pieces for truly great causes.
Also, for all you process junkies, here’s a quick run-down of the thought process behind this poster.
Thanks to John Green for the quote that defines my life.
Lots of things might happen. That’s the thing about writers. They’re unpredictable. They might bring you eggs in bed for breakfast, or they might all but ignore you for days. They might bring you eggs in bed at three in the morning. Or they might wake you up for sex at three in the morning. Or make love at four in the afternoon. They might not sleep at all. Or they might sleep right through the alarm and forget to get you up for work. Or call you home from work to kill a spider. Or refuse to speak to you after finding out you’ve never seen To Kill A Mockingbird. Or spend the last of the rent money on five kinds of soap. Or sell your textbooks for cash halfway through the semester. Or leave you love notes in your pockets. Or wash you pants with Post-It notes in the pockets so your laundry comes out covered in bits of wet paper. They might cry if the Post-It notes are unread all over your pants. It’s an unpredictable life.
But what happens if a writer falls in love with you?
This is a little more predictable. You will find your hemp necklace with the glass mushroom pendant around the neck of someone at a bus stop in a short story. Your favorite shoes will mysteriously disappear, and show up in a poem. The watch you always wear, the watch you own but never wear, the fact that you’ve never worn a watch: they suddenly belong to characters you’ve never known. And yet they’re you. They’re not you; they’re someone else entirely, but they toss their hair like you. They use the same colloquialisms as you. They scratch their nose when they lie like you. Sometimes they will be narrators; sometimes protagonists, sometimes villains. Sometimes they will be nobodies, an unimportant, static prop. This might amuse you at first. Or confuse you. You might be bewildered when books turn into mirrors. You might try to see yourself how your beloved writer sees you when you read a poem about someone who has your middle name or prose about someone who has never seen To Kill A Mockingbird. These poems and novels and short stories, they will scatter into the wind. You will wonder if you’re wandering through the pages of some story you’ve never even read. There’s no way to know. And no way to erase it. Even if you leave, a part of you will always be left behind.
If a writer falls in love with you, you can never die.
These are brilliant!
‘Specially the “At Hogwarts, BRB” and the “In the Arena, BRB” ones!
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