I love my local library. TADL
Traverse Area District Library. It's a wonderful space to go hang out.
I get virtually every book I read for fun or education from them.
Why buy when you can borrow?
This past year I have created a new ritual on my visits. I go to the stacks where the art, garden, & other creative books live & choose a book at random with a spine that grabs my attention,
or a subject matter of interest.
Here is a sampling of what I found that amazes me.
Never heard of the Campana Brothers. A design force duo from Brazil. What grabbed me was the cover. A huge book with a bright orange cover with actual embroidery through the book board.
Be still my book binding heart!
"Inspired by Brazilian street life and carnival culture, the Campana Brothers combine found everyday objects - such as scraps of wood and furry toys - with advanced technology to create a vibrant, energetic and specifically Brazilian approach to design."
Their stuff is wild wacky & very interesting.
Check out the links for a trip down their rabbit hole of design.
On to a more controlled choice.
In my struggles to create good proportions in my dolls this would have come in handy.
Every body part for men, women & children of varying ages is broken down.
Just love how the older bodies have guts on them. The truth hurts.
Graphically it's a fun book to leaf through.
Lastly my favorite of these random selections. A stunner. Seeds.
Up close (very close) views of all sorts of seeds.
Many we encounter every day others more obscure.
Mother nature is an amazing gal. The geometry & intricacy in the images is beautiful.
Lots of fodder for my natural stencil designs.
There is a newer version as well.
Hoping to find this one at TADL too.
Thanks for joining me on an aimless walk through the stacks. Would love to hear your thoughts.