Wednesday, May 22, 2019

May's Bookish Art...

C. Coles Phillips -- The Lure of Books, 1911

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying
to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

21 comments:

  1. Very nice. Makes me want to sit down with the lady for a few days so that I can explore what's behind those glass doors.

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    1. I'd love to know what she's reading myself! :D

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  2. Oh, a very nice one and a bit different than the ones you usually post!

    Kind regards,

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    1. I don't know where I ran across this painting, but I fell in love with it, and just had to post it. :)

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  3. Love this! That's one of my favorite quotes. :)

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    1. Isn't it a great one? But then, Emerson has a lot of really good quotes. :)

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  4. Cool art! I love those bookshelves with the glass doors. That would cut down on the dusting I have to do.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I hear you on that. I hate dusting. ;D

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  5. Lark, I absolutely LOVE that quote :) Hope you are having a wonderful week!

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  6. That would make a great bookplate! The art, I mean. I also love the quote. Although I don't know if I've ever been truly sure of who I am, or rather, who I would be without the pressures of the world to be whatever it is a particular section of the world wants me to be. Those expectations are on us from before we can speak... so how much of "who I am" is really me?

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    1. I wonder that same thing. I'd like to know who'd I'd be without everyone and everything always tugging at me. :)

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  7. Love that quote! And so true, isn't it? I love how she has a stack of books by her. :)

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    1. Isn't that a great picture? I really love it.

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  8. Love this vintage book art, and that wonderful quote! :)

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  9. I love this crisp, nostalgic image! Great art and great quote—as always.

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  10. That's a lovely quote and love the picture!

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