ragtags studio central: sarah's random this & that

random means "having no definite aim or purpose," (1655), taken from "at random" (1565), "at great speed" (thus, "carelessly, haphazardly"). In 1980s college student slang, it somehow, and sadly, acquired a distinct sense of "inferior, undesirable." (Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper) Well, okay, fine, Mr. Online Etymology Dictionary person, but THIS is the 21st Century. It's a whole new ball of wax.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Here's one for YOU

From Penguin Publishers:
Ireland, 1959: Young Christy Hurley is a Pavee gypsy, traveling with his father and extended family from town to town, carrying all their worldly possessions in their wagons. Christy carries with him a burden of guilt as well, haunted by the story of his mother's death in childbirth. The peripatetic life is the only one Christy has ever known, but when his grandfather dies, everything changes. His father decides to settle down temporarily in a town where Christy and his cousin can attend mass and receive proper schooling. But they are still treated as outsiders.

As Christy's exposure to a different life causes him to question who he is and where he belongs, the answer may lie with an old newspaper photograph and a long-buried family secret that could change his life forever...

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

A book for a book ---

I have a copy of Altered Books, Collaborative Journals, and Other Adventures in Bookmaking to GIVE AWAY...just leave a comment and include in it both your contact info and your recommendations for the perfect book to take to the beach (or any getaway!) this summer - ANY genre - art, fiction, whatever - simply put, a book that blew your sox off...and you'll get a chance to win this fave of mine, by Holly Harrison.
I'll hold the drawing June 1st; oh, and, btw, good luck!

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Studio pix

I originally posted all of these pix on Facebook yesterday, 
then realized a few of you have Facebook issues, so here ya go!

Friday, May 14, 2010

More True Colors {behind the scenes}

I kept a separate journal of the pages I made for each of the True Colors journals, notes from the other artists, etc. This was a re-purposed coaster, a mini extra to go with pages in Monica's little Green book.

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Did you see my True Colors?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Confession: I'm addicted

to this PBS series:

Sunday, May 09, 2010


Thursday, May 06, 2010

Did YOU see that little red-winged bird today?

I did! Thanks for sharing this, Masasa...

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Happy May Day!

the Workers of All Countries