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SUBMISSION: Collection of vintage watercolor tins by Suzanna Scott

For a family member.

    thingsorganizedneatly:

    SUBMISSION: Collection of vintage watercolor tins by Suzanna Scott

    For a family member.
     
  2. From Gwenda Bond on Tumblr

     
  3. Saved these some time ago, for my 50 something brain. Thanks guys.

     
  4. INTERVIEWER

    What is your definition of a short story?

    TREVOR

    I think it is the art of the glimpse. If the novel is like an intricate Renaissance painting, the short story is an impressionist painting. It should be an explosion of truth. Its strength lies in what it leaves out just as much as what it puts in, if not more. It is concerned with the total exclusion of meaninglessness. Life, on the other hand, is meaningless most of the time. The novel imitates life, where the short story is bony, and cannot wander. It is essential art.

     
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    Tags: Bridge homeZamoraarchitectureaged care

     
  6. Good Old Boys - David Malouf and team save the Mitchell Reading Room

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    As reported here and there. Evelyn Juers, one half of Giramondo Publishing and independent scholar and author, has been keeping me posted on this absorbing struggle. 
    Having had struggles of my own at granular level here, patiently bashing out a community based program for my son with financial and moral support only, (heck, we take what we can and run with it, don’t we?) I neglected to send out her media statement a while back.

    She did faithfully send through links on the battle, which I tweeted, including one to a petition which eventually gathered almost 10,000 signatures.

    And two days ago, the exciting news appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald that the wishes of Australian scholars would be respected and their space inside this iconic study room extended and soundproofed, without diminution of the visual and practical support they usually enjoy there.

    Service enhancements and improvements to the Mitchell Reading Room include a glass wall, extended study space for scholars and the maintenance of access to special collections, though the future of specialist librarians in these areas remains uncertain. Books previously removed (and even a card catalogue) will be returned to the reading room. 

    Glass walls. Serious stuff. Sending a powerful message to beancounters in beautiful libraries everywhere - Scholars Matter.

     
  7. the graph of a mind moving
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    — Philip Whalen’s definition of poetry. As quoted by Laurie Duggan in the introduction to The Collected Blue Hills (Puncher & Wattmann, 2012), which I’m currently reading, and loving to bits.

    I like notation; I like ‘taking notes’, I like graphs … including (especially?) those that aren’t so tightly rule-bound. Unruly graphs.

    What does it mean to ‘love something to bits’, anyway? You love it so much that you examine it down to infinitesimal detail? You love it so much that it falls apart?

    (via outerblog)

    A possible future purchase. Tag To Buy.

     
  8. subtilitas:

    Richard Leplastrier - Lovett Bay house, Sydney 1994. Via

    Make sure you check out the earlier post, by Mihaly Slocombe.

     
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    Beautiful shot, Amedee.

    Beautiful shot, Amedee.

     
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