Tag Archive: Renaissance

Feb 12

Cash Cow and Renaissance Man

cash cow and other caps

┬áHere are four more bottlecap magnets I made. One of the things I found was that the background image had a more profound impact than the things embedded in it, unless the thing embedded in it was something cool like a pair of tiny scissors. That’s part of why I didn’t put anything in the …

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Dec 01

Angel Icon Tile

angel icon tile

This was the last, biggest tile from Laurie Mika’s workshop this summer at Art Unraveled. One of the things I love most about Laurie Mika’s work is her saintly icons. I always wondered how she did them, how she got all the cool painted faces. Simply enough, she prints them out and cuts them up …

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Mar 10

Book Review: If Walls Could Talk

If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home by Lucy Worsley This book could more accurately be called “Every day life in pre-modern England.” It’s great for anyone who wants to learn about what every day life in England was like in the middle ages through the early 20th century. Categorized by themes …

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Dec 12

Book Review: The Swerve

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt This book has been on my “to read” list for so long that I can’t remember how it was or who recommended it to me. I had some idea that it was like GUNS GERMS AND STEEL or another one of those “history of technology” …

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Feb 13

Book Review: Napoleon’s Buttons

Napoleon’s Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History by Penny Le Couteur This book is a combination of chemistry and anthropology/history of science. There are a lot of books out there, many of them well written, about the history of science and how scientific advances and discoveries changed changed civilizations, but very few books that mix …

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