Magnum Opus, a Gala art auction library fundraiser in Moncton, is set for next Sunday, the 26 of October. It's a cause I'm eager to support.
Libraries are easy to take for granted, but they are such a great resource. Even today, it's not possible for everyone to get extended learning. I know I'm hungry for more education, but circumstances prevent me from going. I'm certainly not the only one. For some people socio-economic barriers, location, health issues, the difficulties of immigration, heavy family responsibilities, and other reasons make the challenge insurmountable. The library makes it easy to stay informed or get an education regardless.
It's also such an environmentally sound system. We may not think of it, but when we borrow from the library, we're reducing our consumption and the size of our ecological footprint.
I've been tagged by Robyn at Art Propelled, a wonderful sculptor and story teller, with lots of gentle wisdom on the creative process.
I guess I've got the library on my brain, since several of my facts were literature related. So I made my random/ weird facts on a literature/library theme.
1. I took a course in writing for children and teens and I still have a soft spot for children's literature. All time fav's: Brian Jacques, Karen Cushman and Louis Sachar.
2. I made the goal when I was in grade five to read all the classics. Hah! Talk about unrealistic ambitions. That won't ever happen, but some of my favorite classics are Sherlock Holmes, Pride and Prejudice, Great Expectations, the Bible, The Scarlett Letter, and To the Lighthouse.
3. Lately it's got to make me laugh and if it feels at all like it might 'improve my mind', you know, homework-like? *blush* I can't be bothered. Absolutely loving British comedies like P.G. Wodehouse, Sophie Kinsella, Terry Pratchett and Jasper Fforde.
4. Have you ever tried dinnerotica? Rated General or PG and meaning luscious, drool inducing descriptions of food and cooking. Curious? Try Peter Mayle. Mmmmm...
5. I love black and white movies with spunky women like Kathryn Hepburn and Mae West. Yay! Most libraries have DVD sections now.
6. Last fall I did a Brahms experiment. While painting, I would listen only to Brahms. Here's how it turned out. Now I'm doing a Mozart experiment to see how he affects my painting. All CD's have been borrowed from the library.
7. I had an acquaintance in Millville N.B. who learned how to prospect from borrowing books from the library. He got such a complete education , he ended up working professionally in this field.
THANK YOU so much Picciolo from the UK for the Proximidade Award" or "Friendship Around the World Award"! This award highlights blogs that are special in some way and extends the hand of friendship around the world. Isn't that a great thing about blogging? Armchair travel at its best. This way we not only get to read about foreign places, but meet great people from all over the world. My international buddy, Picciolo's blog features happy, colorful designs on items like purses and pouches.
This award from Jeane is such a delight. It's a 'no strings' attached' award (fun!) and I'm really pleased to have met such a great artist as Jeane. I've learned a lot from her techniques, and I'm double pleased that she likes to hang out here.
Now I'd like to recognize some great blogs. Please pick the award of your choice. Alas, I'm still somewhat of an internet introvert, but I'm slowly adding some new favorites.
For tag: 1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
For international friendship: choose 8 of your favorite blogs and ask them to do the same.
For no strings: No strings :o)