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I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), and several Kindle ebooks.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Fun Stuff at Festival of the Book

Part II: Writer-related Stuff

Not all the things at Publishers' Day were about publishing. There was also some fun stuff that was writer-related.  Not far from the Cedar Creek Publishing table (where I was was) this display:


Can you tell what these works of art are made from? Books! The book in the foreground above is an "altered book," wherein words have been obliterated. I'd seen altered books before that looked pretty junky, but these were beautiful. They were coated with polyurethane and even the texture was nice. You can see more of the artist's work on this page of her blog.


In the above picture, refrigerator magnets are the small items in the center. The artist also had lots of madalas suitable for hanging on the wall.

Another display had this Poe note (with Poe quotes). Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of the person or business that had these: 


Another display had grammar dinnerware! I wish I'd had a set when I used to teach English. Is this stuff neat, or what?





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3 Comments:

Blogger Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Grammar dinnerware! It's actually a good idea - a great way for children to learn.

8:54 PM  
Blogger Not Waving But Drowning said...

Talk about "eating ones words."

12:52 AM  
Blogger Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Great gifts for writers!

9:39 PM  

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