Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I got a lot of great reads for Christmas, BUT...

this post isn't about that.

It's about my awesome dad, who is hilarious and amazing and that is why I am posting this holiday-themed video of him. Enjoy, and a very merry Christmas!

Ex libris,


Sunday, December 20, 2009

The smartest card won't necessarily make you smarter...

I came across this story while poking around on the interwebs today. Sure, the incident happened over 3 years ago, but it is still hilarious. Remember, potential criminals-- library cards are ID, too!

I can just imagine the guy going to the library the next day: "Can you look me up? I think I left my card somewhere...oh CRAP!"


Ex libris,


Saturday, December 19, 2009

The snow is coming, why not read?

Tomorrow, make sure you stay in and read all day. It's ok, you are allowed. Here is the info from a Wisconsin library school student at her blog. How clever are library school students, anyway??? :D

Ex libris,


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Books are hott.

I really really really love books. I'd say I was a bibliophile, bookworm, or bluestocking (bas bleu), but I recently came across a sexier term while reading reviews on Ready???


How great is that? I'm totally a bibliosexual. (You can click through the link...just the Urban Dictionary definition, nothing scandalous).
I am so using this now. I tried to edit my Facebook orientation to "bibliosexual," but it doesn't work that way. There are just checkboxes for men or women under "Interested in." I guess they wanted to avoid sketchiosity.

Homo, hetero, or bi? Nope, BIB. :D

Ex libris,


Friday, December 4, 2009

The Sketchbook Project

First things first-- done with my fall semester! It's such a relief. So now I need to get started on the Sketchbook Project!

The Sketchbook Project is run through a very very cool group called Art House Co-op. The project works like this: After I signed up, I received my theme for the sketchbook. Then I received the sketchbook in the mail. It has a barcode on it and a book pocket. The theme is also printed next to the barcode. I have to complete the book and send it back, and it will be in several exhibitions. Then it will be in a permanent library of sketchbooks and the barcode will be linked into a database! It's the best of both worlds for me-- libraries and art. Full deets are here, but the deadline to sign up is long gone (sorry).

The themes are randomly assigned out of thirty possible themes. My theme is how to save the world. I have tentatively titled it "Live Simply/Simply Live" because I feel like everything is way too complicated these days. The world would be a better, cleaner, and more peaceful place if we just simplified things. I want to incorporate the Shaker song "Simple Gifts" into my piece as well.

What do you think? Any ideas on how to save the world? Once I get my project going, I'll post photos in my Art House profile. I can use it as an online portfolio, as well, which is super cool.

Phewwww, I really need to get back into art. I hope this is a great jumping off point.

Ex libris,