Making our mark

Archives of American Art exhibition. A pocket diary of F. Luis Mora.

Archives of American Art exhibition. A pocket diary of F. Luis Mora.

I have been wondering lately about this personal corner of the interwebs and if these monthly recaps of interesting things I’ve come across online help brighten anyone else’s corner. And just today, I learned about an enthusiastic new reader, and it just made my day. 😀

I hope one of the following links will make your day…

♥ … like this transcript of the closing keynote address of a library conference I attended last week. To see the “Feral Librarian” up close and in person — so inspiring!

… a future based on shared technology is far less urgent than the need for a future based on empathy and shared humanity.

♥ … or this beautifully lettered literary map of London. Y’all know I can’t resist a word map!

♥ … if you’re one for Halloween costumes, then you will probably find this piece about the secret histories of 5 famous Hollywood costumes quite intriguing. If nothing else, read the entry about Dorothy’s homespun pinafore from The Wizard of Oz (1939) — amazing backstory!

♥ … or how about taking a peek into how artists documented their lives before social media? This article includes info about a new Archives of American Art exhibition, and this link includes digitized diaries from artists included in the exhibition.

♥ … or this photo essay of what kids around the world eat for breakfast. (Bonus pics of cute kids!) Yet another reason to visit Turkey… 🙂

♥ … and last, but not least, a discovery in Indonesia of spray-painted graffiti, art created over 39,000 years ago! How inspiring, to discover that we’ve been making our mark — literally! — for that long.


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