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Let Go: Fortune Friday #26

You must let go of something before you can capture it for good.
Lucky numbers: 9, 17, 21, 24, 43, 56

Ah, the research

that goes into creating a new artist's book. . .   Words & Images!
I love every aspect of the process.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mental Monday #2

"What was once thought can never be unthought." 
Johann Mobius, The Physicists, Act II
In 1961 Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt completed the brilliant play The Physicists (Die Physiker). The story takes place in a mad house and examines the "responsibility of knowledge" and scientific discovery during WWIIs nuclear age as well as aspects of genius and madness.

Infinite Passion: Fortune Friday #25

There is no end.  There is no beginning.  
There is only the infinite passion of life.
Lucky numbers: 11, 14, 20, 21, 42, 63

Sister Mary Corita Kent

Today's Google Doodle celebrates the art of Sister Mary Corita Kent. 
 Nun, artist, and activist, her original silkscreens from the 1960s have been inspirational.
I've always admired her vibrant colors, hand stenciled typography, and provocative messages.


Mental Monday #1
by Suzanne Coley

12 weeks ago our journey began each with a fear heavier than we could carry
exhaling memories no one could see blue phobias no one could touch
drowning slowly, searching for light dark seas with dragon silhouettes
fire blazes, scorching our skin  with each thought

Connections: Fortune Friday #24

Today, some new connections will be very exciting indeed.  Lucky Numbers: 11, 14, 25, 43, 52, 55

Happy Fall!

Autumn is so sweet in Maryland. Walking around my neighborhood I came upon the most beautiful tree.
With the most beautiful leaves.
I believe it's a Norway Maple (Acer platanoides).  

C is for Complex

Excavating the buried, 
the soiled, 
the unwanted, 
the burned,
the forgotten,
the lost,
the unspeakable,
one page at a time . . . 

Storytelling from the Edge 
by suzanne coley
baltimore, maryland

DREAM: Fortune Friday #23

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Lucky numbers: 7, 11, 14, 18, 20, 38


Textures of Life
Inspired by my trip to South Korea this summer.    One of a kind collages, linocuts, and postage stamps.
 Tactile, layered, and textured.

 Gold on the inside.  Silver on the outside.

Ex-library Books

Making tactile & textured books
Back in June I wrote a post about using the covers of ex-library books to create new stories. Today I would like to share one of the completed books with you.  The outside: silver and textured
The inside: organic mixed media collage with gold metal leaf Linocuts, acrylic paint, antique postage stamps purchased from the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, and cheese cloth.

Alexander Blok

Александр Блок - стихи
Russian lyrical poet
Не доверяй своих дорог
Толпе ласкателей несметной:
Они сломают твой чертог,
Погасят жертвенник заветный.

Все, духом сильные,- одни
Толпы нестройной убегают,
Одни на холмах жгут огни,
Завесы мрака разрывают.