Brian Dettmer: The Art of the Book

Brian Dettmer sculpts with books and paints with the words on the page. Literally. Dettmer describes the motivation behind his work this way: The book’s intended function has decreased and the form remains linear in a non-linear world. By altering physical forms of information and shifting preconceived functions, new and unexpected roles emerge. This is… Continue reading Brian Dettmer: The Art of the Book

Change Your Desktop, Change Your Perspective

Here are a few new free desktop designs that I like from around the web: 1) Geometric Bliss from How About Orange 2) Smashing Magazine continues to share monthly desktop calendar imagery. 3) Pixelgirl collects some great imagery for the computer contemplation. This fried egg comes from Marceline Smith. 4) Just Eleanor has free downloads from… Continue reading Change Your Desktop, Change Your Perspective

Night Balloon Beauty by YesYesNo

Check out this art installation in England in which 400 balloons with LED lights inside them were released at night. The colors of the balloons are caused by messages sent by people around the world via the Internet: as part of the london 2012 festival new york and amsterdam-based studio yesyesno adorned a 117km expanse along the hadrian’s wall world… Continue reading Night Balloon Beauty by YesYesNo

Resources for NaPoWriMo 2012

If you’re trying to write a poem a day this April, here is a list of people providing writing prompts for the occasion: The official NaPoWriMo Headquarters (Maureen Thorson) The Best American Poetry blog  Robert Lee Brewer lists a daily prompts at Poetic Asides More than 30 ideas can be found at Redactions Poetry and Poetics Kelli… Continue reading Resources for NaPoWriMo 2012

Into the Often Because

I have a fascination with art by writers, especially the writers that I already like. Maybe that why I like this wonderful post about the wonderful poet, Mary Ruefle. The piece is by Douglas Glover on his web magazine Numero Cinq.  In the post Doug shares postcards and stories about the poet. Here’s my favorite.

Havel and Ruck Redux

   Dan Havel and Dean Ruck, the creators of Inversion, have created a new piece of temporary public art by the Houston artistic team of Dan Havel and Dean Ruck. Located at Project Rowhouses, the structure is part art, part stage and part park. It’s also awesome art. There are concerts and activities planned there… Continue reading Havel and Ruck Redux