Saturday, March 13, 2010

Out sick

I've been sick.

The 10-day Cold from Hell has a cousin it seems, and this one comes with a week of fever and a deep, hacking cough.


I haven't been good for much but I have had a little time to catch up on my favorite blogs. At the top of the list (besides the wonderful people in the right-hand column) is Book by its Cover. It's the brainchild of Brooklyn illustrator and pattern designer Julia Rothman who shines a spotlight on wonderful art books of all kinds, from the commercial art books to personal sketchbooks. If you don't know her blog, you must zip over there immediately. Just click the magic button and be transported. I'll go make a cup of tea and wait for you.

Back already?

Great wasn't it? If you scrolled down you would have seen a book about the brilliant collage art of Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes. Totally swoon-worthy.

Look at this.

And this.

I immediately went to Amazon to look for the book and stumbled across American artist Rex Ray. If you are already familiar with his work, forgive my gushing, but I'm totally crushing on his geometric abstractions and powerful sense of design.


Yum again.

So between sleeping and coughing and watching movies on my Netflix list, the time hasn't been totally wasted.

Now I must go have my tea. Thanks for checking in!


Julie said...

Whoa...that art sure made me feel better and I am not sick ( knock wood)...hope you're feeling better and better!

Stephanie said...

Happy to see that you have plenty to keep you enthralled while you lay around trying to kick this yuck!!

Off to go explore some more,
saw a HUGE exhibit of Rex Ray in Santa Fe in November.

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Oh, yes this is wonderful work. Sorry your feeling bad but something good came of it in your discovery.