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POETRY BANDIT TIME! The gorgeoso & uber-talented Rachel Eliza Griffiths lovin’ on some of Mahmoud Darwish’s IN THE PRESENCE OF ABSENCE.

POETRY BANDIT TIME! The gorgeoso & uber-talented Rachel Eliza Griffiths lovin’ on some of Mahmoud Darwish’s IN THE PRESENCE OF ABSENCE.

Just another Friday night here!
(courtesy of):
fathersframes

Just another Friday night here!

(courtesy of):

fathersframes

(via fathersframes-deactivated201301)

oh wow, I wanted one of these soooo bad when I was a kid in suburban Phoenix, AZ, aka land where everyone has gravel-scapes instead of lawns. I thought I was going to make a MINT by making my own jewelry…from rocks…in our yard…
….
Years later, I married a man who had one as a kid and understood this desire. <3

oh wow, I wanted one of these soooo bad when I was a kid in suburban Phoenix, AZ, aka land where everyone has gravel-scapes instead of lawns. I thought I was going to make a MINT by making my own jewelry…from rocks…in our yard…

….

Years later, I married a man who had one as a kid and understood this desire. <3

(Source: hillarybuckholtz, via imremembering)

imremembering:

Cassette Singles (cassingles) 
Submitted by Andrew P. 

helloooo, junior high slumber-party-dance party&#8230; CASSINGLES!

imremembering:

Cassette Singles (cassingles) 

Submitted by Andrew P. 

helloooo, junior high slumber-party-dance party… CASSINGLES!

POETRY BANDIT TIME! The lovely  Rachel Zucker is digging on Claudia Rankine&#8217;s DON&#8217;T LET ME BE LONELY

POETRY BANDIT TIME! The lovely  Rachel Zucker is digging on Claudia Rankine’s DON’T LET ME BE LONELY

thenearsightedmonkey:

Special to the What It Is class

How is this way of making marks different than making them with the tip of a Flair pen, a non-photo blue pencil, a crayon, a color pencil, a watercolor brush, a hand-made brush from China—-?

How is it the same?

The man is using just a cloth-tipped pole he has dipped in water. Within the hour all trace of his work will be evaporate. So, where is the image?

Thanks to the Eight of Spades for linking us to this video

Oh I SO want to do this with my advanced poetry students during our “final exam” period! Thanks to the ever-amazing LYNDA BARRY!

thenearsightedmonkey:

Special to the What It Is class:

What will your book look like on May 8, 2012 at 7:00 PM?

howtodoityourself:

Mini Notebooks -

Materials:
• Scraps of thin decorative paper for covers,
• filler paper (this can be regular computer paper or sketch paper)
• thin cardboard for the covers (the kind on the back of a sketchpad will work fine)
• glue (I use PVA but any white glue would work fine)

Instructions:

1. Start by printing your message on your paper. They should fit onto strips of paper as wide as printer paper (8.5″) and about 2″ tall. Then, cut out your strips (with your message on them), and fold them like an accordion. Cut cardboard covers slightly larger than the size of your accordion, folded up. I folded the paper first, then measured the folded size to determine the cover. I made the cardboard covers overhang by about 1/8″. I cut the cardboard with a utility knife and metal ruler. 

2. Cut decorative cover paper for the cardboard so that it overhangs all sides by 1/4″ and trim off the corners so they’re mitered (at a 45 degree angle) that way there’s less bulk in the corners when you glue them them. Apply glue and fold opposite sides together. So long sides first, then top and bottom.

3. Gluing the inside is the trickiest – fold up your accordion inside, and put glue on the facing side of the last sheet, then adhere it to the first cover. For the second cover, put glue on the sheet facing you and then lay the cover on top like you’re putting together a sandwich.

Voila! If you’d like, tie a ribbon into a bow and glue to the front. x

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Okay, Cookies! Ima ‘bout to meet up with co-workers for Happy Hour but I’ve got lots more in the queue, stay tuned! But first—are you ready for this?? How to make the perfect cat’s eye liner. Even if you have wiggly hands like me. Even if you don’t think eyeliner works for you. Even if. All you need is a tiny brush, eyeliner pot, and SCOTCH TAPE (whaaaat?)! This method is fool-proof!! Perfect for going out (or staying in!!) on a Friday night. Now go on with your sassy self!

PHOTO BANDIT TIME! Our first photobomb&#8212;by Emily Dickinson no less!! Kelli Russell Agodon digs on Elizabeth Austen&#8217;s EVERY DRESS A DECISION.

PHOTO BANDIT TIME! Our first photobomb—by Emily Dickinson no less!! Kelli Russell Agodon digs on Elizabeth Austen’s EVERY DRESS A DECISION.