Wednesday, May 14, 2008

news from the livingroom and beyond...

The past month I have been jet-setting around New England but it has finally come to an end with my return from New Hampshire a few days ago. I have been lugging around my little safe box of paints to try and keep myself working.

Since I've been back, I finally got my Gehenna Press poster in a frame (see above) and also made a mini bookshelf for my collections of miniature books. I used all scrap wood I found in my parents basement and didn't bother to finish it. I'm hoping it will fit in with the rest of my shabby things just fine.

One of the things that I used my Bush-buys-our-love-check on was the Christmas Nutshell Library by Hilary Knight. Only one edition was published in 1963 along with the Bunny Nutshell by Robert Kraus, and of course the famous Nutshell Library by Maurice Sendak. Sendak's was the only one that they continued to print. So now I have all three!

And of course I couldn't go one post without mentioning Leonard Baskin. His Miniature Library of Natural History has it's own little place on the shelf. OK, enough nerdy miniature collectible book talk for now.

While in New Hampshire, Brian and I hiked a mountain but didn't make it all the way up because I found out that I'm out of shape. Here is the closest we got to the probably magnificent views at the top.

Here is Brian disappointed with me:

Here is the lake, finally free of ice:

Now back to work! I've got a wedding invitation to design, piggies to paint and paper to trim...


Amy W. said...

You have The Bunny's Nutshell Library too!

I've loved those dear little books ever since I was little. I still have them and I love to take them out and read them once in a while. I'm especially fond of "The Silver Dandelion" and "Juniper", both of which are quite profound! I'm so jealous that you have the Hilary Knight Nutshell Library because I'm a big fan of the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books, which he did such wonderful illustrations for.

I was looking around the web for more information about the Nutshell Libraries and I found your blog- very nice work!


Ellida said...

And I have the other two, which I have bought out of nostalgia for my granny's bookshelves. Had completely forgotten about the Bunny one until today, when I had a google and found this blog. I love the mini bookshelf for them:)