Saturday, October 06, 2007

Date Night

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Friday night is date night around our house. Sometimes we take in a movie. Sometimes we go out to dinner. And sometimes we go to the bookstore for coffee and dessert. Last night was a bookstore date because I had a very generous birthday gift card to Barnes & Noble that was burning a hole in my purse waiting to be spent. I always check out the arts & crafts section first to see if any new titles have come in. Lately I have been disappointed to see the same books sitting on the shelves, especially when I know for a fact that some great new ones have just come out. But last night was different. . .it was a book bonanza in the arts & crafts section! I found three new books and a fourth one in the home decor section. . .woo-hoo!

Amy Butler's Midwest Modern is a real feast for the eyes. I first heard of Amy Butler's designs when shopping for paper at a scrapbook store. Then I started seeing her patterns at the fabric stores. And now this book. . . well, let me tell you, even if you are not a fan of the modern, clean line look I think you will still be amazed at the simple, fresh looks inspired by nature that fill this book.

Altered Curiosities, Living the Creative Life and Mixed Media Collage are books that I have been anxiously waiting to find on the book shelf since I have read such glowing reviews on all three. I think I know what I will be doing this weekend. . .
Speaking of books, I recently was introduced to a website by Heather called Shelfari. It's a great little site where you can list all your favorite books that you've read (or hope to read), read book reviews, and chat with other members about all things literary. You can see my bookshelf here. If you decide to join, let me know so I can add your name to my list of friends.

5 comments:

PJ said...

OMgosh....I've got to join...I have many of the same books you do..I have some questions about some for you, but I'll email. This looks so much fun...I will be joining shortly!!Oh gosh- I feel my creative energy racing..I must journal about it so I can release it and think a little clearer ;}

Heartinmyhand said...

Those books look very interesting. I will have to check out the site.

Monica said...

I cant wait for date nights again! Once m hubby gets home from Korea...
Thanks for sharing your new finds, off to check out that Altered Curiosities it looks fun!

Blogspot Directory said...

Thanks for your comment, I have added you to the arts section.

Rich.

red tin heart said...

I was at Borders last night getting a new book!! It is titled , Altered Books, Collaborative Journals, and Other Adventures in Bookmaking, by Holly Harrison. Altered Curiosities looks wonderful!! I am going to have to get that. Hope you are having a good day. xoxo Nita

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