Thursday, July 12, 2007

EDM 61 - Similar Things


I don't really collect things. I'm not a big fan of dusting (or any housework), and it seems to me that most collections are really just things that collect dust. I'm also not a big fan of cluttered sufaces, although that's a battle that I seem to wage daily. But I am a big fan of reading, and so over the years I have obtained (not collected) a few bookmarks. I buy unusual ones that catch my eye. These are three of my favorites. I think they are really pretty, although all of them are seriously impractical as actual bookmarks. The pink and green ribbon one is lovely, although the beaded wire part on the end is so heavy that it falls out of the book unless it is lying flat. The other two wrap around the book with elastic bands. The metal parts are magnetised and can be pushed apart to put around the book. Again, they are difficult to use and are heavy. The bookmark that I mostly use (and is not pictured here) is a little blue butterfly that has magnets that clip on the top of the page. That's a very practical one. I'm thinking of actually making my own bookmarks in this way. The three bookmarks here were chosen because of their similiarity in colors primarily, and also because while they are pretty, they are also impractical. The green magnet one has white lettering on it that says "Harmony". I tried to put it in using white, but it didn't scan very well.
"Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life." Mortimer J. Adler

9 comments:

Lin said...

Nicely DONE!!! I LOVE the various bookbooks and like you have some that are very impractical! These are beautiful!

shirley said...

Lynn,
Lovely sketch. I also love bookmarks and have made the magnetized ones using watercolor paper and pieces of strip magnet. They are absolutley my favorite and I'm contantly painting more because I keep giving them away. Let me know if you want me to send a JPEG photo by email.

Shelly McC said...

Fantastic Drawing!

Linda said...

Great collection! I'm always tempted by this type of bookmark, but have so far managed to avoid buying a truckload of them! (LOL!) Wonderfully drawn and painted, too.

soulcomfort said...

Great sketch! I love bookmarks, too, and have several that are also a bit impractical (they don't look like yours, tho)--just couldn't resist them. Love to read! :)

caseytoussaint said...

Yes, reading is a much better pastime than housework! Wonderful jobon this.

demibrix said...

I'm grateful for Cordelia's bravery because I, for one, really do want to see your work! Thank you also for your generous comment on my blog. - Barbara

laserone said...

Oh wow, really pretty! Both the items themselves and also your painting! :)

phthaloblu said...

Beautifully done. I like you description of your butterfly bookmark with the magnets. Sounds like the bookmark for me. We use the conventional paper kind and they are forever falling out!