Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Know me, know my books - part 1

I am the first to admit that I keep the amount of personal information on this blog fairly minimal.  I started it out as strictly a crafting blog, but I have come to realise that doesn't mean you can't or shouldn't talk about your life and the folks and events that make it special.  Some of the blogs I love to read the most have perfected the balance between crafting fun and personal stories - I have been moved to tears by stories I have read, equally moved with joy by other stories, and of course endlessly inspired by the creativity out there.  Now I have been writing here for over a year I think I feel comfortable to relax a bit and talk more about me (hey, I'm a Cancarian, tough outer shell and all that...)

I have finished my book art project and seeing as I selected book titles that were relevant to our lives and/or meant something to me I thought I would share them with you.  Maybe you like some of these too!  So without further ado, here are the titles that are contained in the first frame.
  • Sailing - my husband loves to sail, and he nearly sailed out of my life not long after I met him, lucky he came back.
  • The Catcher in the Rye - one of my husbands favourite books
  • Modern Architecture - one of us is an architect
  • Our Man in Havana - I love spy novels, and we would love to travel to Cuba one day (obviously not as spies though)
  • Creativity in Industry - I love the cover art of the squiggly smoke stacks
  • The Penguin Knitting Book - in homage to my crafty ways
  • The Big Sleep - we both love Raymond Chandler novels, and I am a champion sleeper
  • New Biology - one of us is a biologist/science teacher
  • The Body in the Library - you can't go past a good Agatha Christie mystery
  • Tender is the Night - this book has a nice title, which is why I chose it, but I think the novel itself by F. Scott Fitzgerald is fairly bleak.
  • Thinking to Some Purpose - way too much thinking is done around this house, sometimes I wish I could turn my brain down a notch
  • As You Like It - a good old Shakespeare play - we are lucky to have a life pretty much "as we like it"
Stay tuned, there is one more frame to show you.


Amanda said...

I've seen those postcards and thougt how fantastic they were and I love what you have done with yours.

Sian said...

Amanda sent me because she thought I would love your books and I do! I've enjoyed a browse round your blog very much today.

moose and bird said...

This is such a lovely idea....thanks for sharing! xo

Leoni,the Architourist said...

Love it! Such a great idea. I love, love, love the thought behind each choice. Cathcer in the Rye is one of my favs too.


Mary said...

Great job. It's a great piece by itself, but even better with the hidden meaning!


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