November 24, 2008

For the love of...

Books. I was tagged by Elizabeth at Blue Birds and Bubbles . Thank you! What a fun way to be tagged for the first time. I can talk about books. I love old books.

I have to name 7 random and/or weird book facts about myself.

The rules are:
1. Link to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share seven random and/or weird BOOK facts about yourself.
3. Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
4. Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

I love old books. I like the smell.

I like the look of them too. I love the Anne of Green Gables books and when I found this book I squealed.

I love looking inside to find if people wrote in them. Look at this one. It was a Christmas gift in 1911. Ahh- so sweet Harry.

This book has the coolest cover. And inside it has the coolest drawings and illustrations.

I also LOVE looking through books for old treasures stashed inside. I am a stasher. I always stuff things in my books. I am so afraid when I move and have to get rid of books that I will have stashed something away, never to be seen again. It takes me ages to go through each page before I let it go.

I found this in one of my books. It is so cute. Someone must have used it as a book mark I guess.

I love those little guys trying to remind you to give CORRECT info.

I also found this little sweet treasure. See- someone else was a stasher too. Look at that sweet baby.

I also sometimes buy old magazines or ads. This orange one was a children's publication. The artwork is fantastic. So art deco and unique. And the other is a playbill from The Winter Garden.

What cracks me up about the playbill is the ads. There are so many ads for bras, cigarettes and alcohol. Oh and cars. And that is about it. I guess we know what they thought was important back then..haha.

Look at these people partying away :)

Just look at their happy faces. They all have their own

Plus I use old torn up books in my artwork a lot. I love the patina and color of some pages. I love to read bits and pieces when I walk by them now and then.

The pages make a wonderful tree trunk don'tcha think?

In this painting called "Times gone by", I used the pages from an old cotton book. Some man had kept his accounting of how much he had sold during the 30's and 40's of seed and then the cotton. I though it honored him and the area I live in. Plus it looks cool as the petals in my roses.

So- there you go. I now tag...


AND anyone else who wants to participate. Just put your link in my comment box if you do.

And I forgot to say that the beautiful Alyson gave me this awesome award. I now pass it on to Heather at Audrey Eclectic because she is a wicked awesome artist.

Whew- if you are still with me after that long post then give yourself a pat on the back ;)

xoxo Emily


Alyson | New England Living said...

I love this post! Hope you don't mind if I also talk about my old books.

You found some amazing treasures in your old books! Lucky girl. Those are so fun.

I think it's amazingly awesome that you use old books in your art. It makes me love your stuff even more!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I love old books also but just haven't bought any for myself...wish I would've now because then I would be warmly embraced in your and Alyson's clique...

But a tag is a Start!

LOL...thanks for the linky love! :)

Kristina P. said...

Very, very interesting books! And I can't promise that I will get to this tag. I have a million outstanding ones to do!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

OH MY GOSH! I love this post so much. You are incredible! You never cease to amaze me. Even I, a book lover/stalker/teacher can't even come close to topping that! You are so eclectic, girlfriend. Love that I'm related to you. Maybe some of you will rub off on me.

verifier says parde! That's french for old playbill partying. :)

Thanks for the tag.

Emily Anne Leyland said...

Alyson- don't mind at all. I know we share that in common among other things ;)

Shelle- you are already in our clique :)Go get yourself some books woman. They are fun to find.

Kristina- no worries girl. It took me a week to do this one *rolling eyes* Life is busy. Don't worry :)

Crash-You are too kind to me. Hopefully some of you will rub off on me :) I think we love each others stuff cause we are so alike and we are fam.

Hey- Gram was in the hospital. She had another stroke :(
Elaine didn't notify anyone....grrrrrrr. She's home but really struggling. How is Melanie?

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

That Anne of Green Gables is awesome. I have the paperback set that my grandmother gave me when I was twelve. Very cool tag.

binks said...

I love old things and antiques but have so few because of stinkin' allergies. Thanks for the photos they were fab.
I shall live vicariously through your books, k?
ps - I never noticed the print in your artwork.
Love it!

Chris said...

Emily, I love that tree. I love how you used that guy's cotton pages with it.
Those old books, I bet they smell good!

la la Lovely said...

Oh, I love old books!!!! Love how you used the pages in your artwork too.. so fabulous!!!!!