Amanda Reads Poetry

Amanda reads various things. And some other stuff.

Apr 19, 2014

"…and to you, if you have stuck with Harry until the very end."

—friendly reminder that jk rowling dedicated a harry potter book to you. (via triwizarded)

(via thedoctorwhorunsalone)

Apr 19, 2014

did-you-kno:

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http://didyouknowblog.com/

did-you-kno:

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Apr 18, 2014

Apr 18, 2014

"A writer is a world trapped in a person."

—Victor Hugo (via dixonngreene)

(Source: maxkirin, via sophiaphilemon)

Apr 17, 2014

thedolab:

Do Andy Goldsworthy’s beautiful ice and snow sculptures give you chills? 

(via ronanthehatter)

Apr 17, 2014

littlelimpstiff14u2:

Kate MacDowell  Amazing Porcelain Sculptures

Through her porcelain sculptures, artist Kate MacDowell explores our romantic notions towards the environment alongside the human propensity for destruction. Her pieces are responses to the damage we inflict upon our habitats including climate change, genetic modification of organisms, and pollution. Human figures and animals act as symbols of the natural world, humorously and sometimes disturbingly transformed into new creatures that share qualities across the boundary of species. Hand crafted and exceptionally detailed, her work is a traditional medium that takes on contemporary significance in an age of ecological degradation.

Kate MacDowell and her ghostly sculptures are beautiful and somewhat haunting examinations of the human relationship with nature. Each piece is molded by hand and then hollowed. Choosing porcelain for its pallor, luminosity, and ability to show texture, it also allows her to represent “fragility of natural forms in a dying ecosystem, while paradoxically, being a material that can last for thousands of years and is historically associated with high status and value.”

http://katemacdowell.com/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yumfactory/4399846263/

http://hifructose.com/2011/01/27/new-works-by-kate-macdowell-2/

http://inhabitat.com/kate-macdowell-masterfully-crafts-porcelain-sculptures-inspired-by-nature/

(via sophiaphilemon)

Apr 16, 2014

inothernews:

allisonunsupervised:

coolchicksfromhistory:

thelifeguardlibrarian:

mildhorror:

Here’s the link for more information about the PS244 fundraising campaign

Here’s the link to the GIVE IT ALL TO ME Library Collection at OutofPrintClothing.com.

Check it out! The good folks dropped me a line about this project last week, and I’m happy to boost for Library Week.

Signal boost

So hey, #education…

I love these.  Love them.  And for a great cause.

HELLS YEAH!

(via allywritesstuff)

Apr 16, 2014

youremybrandnewday:

STOP IT STOP IT NOW THIS IS SO VERY WRONG

Girl Anachronism? 

(Source: you-had-me-at-downton, via lazyliltinglemurs)

Apr 16, 2014

stripclubcoupons:

lifemadesimple:

Step by Step: A Great way of Painting your own Mural without Knowing how to Draw

First thing I’m doing when I’m living in a place I can paint.

(via sophiaphilemon)

Apr 16, 2014