Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mother's Day cinquain

For my mom's Mother's Day gift this year I went the handmade route. I made her a cute little hanging plaque with a poem I wrote just for her. Unfortunately I forgot to scan it before I gave it (sorry!). In case you don't know, a cinquain is a 5 line poem that goes like this:

one word (noun)
two adjectives about the noun
three verbs about the noun
a four-word phrase about the noun
another word for the noun

Mine went like this:

artistic, kind
listening, accepting, loving
always there for me
I love cinquains because you can easily write a wonderful poem by following this simple "recipe."
Hope you bless a mom in your life with something happily handmade.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Otis artist books

Otis College of Art and Design has one of the most user-friendly artist book catalogs I've come across. This site is great because you can search by things like technique, binding and more. Lots of eye candy but I am not responsible for what you may run across there, as I did not look at every book. Enjoy!