Some of Edward Gorey's bookporn illustrations.
- Since female mammals can only produce milk during and after pregnancy, we shove long steel devides into their vaginas with our bare hands once a year to inject them with bull semen.
- The calves are taken away after birth to prevent them from drinking the milk that will be sold to the public.
- The male calves are sent to the veal industry where they are kept in small stalls or tiny crates. Minimal to no movement is allowed; this prevents muscle development, which keeps their flesh extra tender for your enjoyment.
- The machines suck the cows dry several times a day - most of these cows have severe infections, and the pus gets sucked out along with the milk.
- A single cow emits more environmentally harmful gases than a car.
- Some cows spend their entire lives standing on concrete floors; others are crammed into massive mud lots.
- Cows have a natural lifespan of about 25 years, but the conditions they now live in lead to disease, lameness, and reproductive problems that render cows worthless to the dairy industry by the time they are four or five years old, at which time they are sent to the slaughterhouse.
- We are the only species to drink milk after infancy.
- Cow’s milk is the number one cause of food allergies among infants and children.
- Milk and other animal products may lower your lifespan more than smoking.
September colors on the farmlands East of Walla Walla, WA.
Photo Credit: Esther Wofford
There are lakes everywhere in Minnesota and now one of them has a floating library.
Thanks to Sarah Peters the contraption above is open for business on Cedar Lake in Minneapolis. Designed by Molly Reichert the 8 foot structure will hold upwards of 80 books for water travelers to peruse and check out.
Canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, skiffs, rowboats, or even inner tubes are invited to paddle up to the Library and browse the shelves from inside their watercraft. The library has both circulating and reference collections of artists’ books contributed by artists nationwide. A staff of friendly floating librarians facilitate the check out process and make reading suggestions
There are even drop off boxes on the shore to return the books.
About the project, Peters told the Minneapolis Star Tribune “Art books are not a widely known art form..And so there’s an element of delight and surprise. First of all, canoeing along and coming across a library. And then having it stocked with books that are totally unique. It’s like this double whammy of inventiveness. It can expand people’s ideas of what art is.”
True enough but it could also ruin a lot of those unique books. Granted one cannot enter the library but the confluence of books and water rarely ends well.
Perhaps a shore-based library by the landing dock could have achieved the goal of exposing people to the pleasures of book arts and artists books without the high risk. But then again maybe the reward is in the risk.
Story at the Star Tribune: The land of 10,000 lakes now has a floating library
h/t Shelf Awareness
So I had to go with wolfidy because the other two were hiding their personal pictures. But rymartini and bluesblacksandreds will be first on the list for the next few sketches I do. Keep your eye out for more quick sketches this week.
ADAM DREW ME AND MY HIPSTER GLASS STARBUCKS CUP! AND HE MADE THE BACKGROUND PINK! AHHHH!
That’s my girl! And a dang good likeness. Well done, Adam.! I’m impressed (and a new follower).
Let’s sit on the edge of the world and imagine what the rest of our lives together will be.
(Lake Serene, WA. 2014)
Big shoutout to all the Virgos out there celebrating a birthday between August 23 - Sept 22.