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After you receive this, you must share 5 random facts about yourself and then copy and send to your ten fave followers. :)

(I’m at work so I’m not going to stick this in y’alls ask boxes but if you want to do this feel free.)

1. When I was younger (from the ages of 7 I think until 17/18) I was a member of the Young Embroiderers Guild and I made all sorts of amazing things. I wish I had more time for hand sewing projects.

2. When our family would get a new product in a large cardboard box, my Dad would always always convert it into a playhouse for us by cutting in a door and a window.

3. I really super enjoy riding on the train and I am reluctant to give it up for ever driving a car again because I adore having the time to read and the general efficiency of it. I might often blog or tweet with complaints about trains but on the whole I love them and I can barely wait for this summer when I’m going to go on a family holiday in Europe all on TRAINS. (Unfortunately they cost so damn much, I spend about 50 pounds a week on trains!)

4. This isn’t about me but it relates to me… my work keyboard does a # when I want a pound sign but the actual key with the hashtag on does a | symbol so I have to copy and paste the GBP logo every time I actually want it… also the @ and ” are switched and it makes using other computers a pain because I forget which combo makes me a @ which is used quite a bit these days.

5. I would rather quite like to have a fancy bright hair colour because I have never done that before but I am reluctant to because of the upkeep and the way that colour damages hair and there is a little part of me that wants to go forever without dying my hair even once because I also very much like my natural colour. Aditional fact that ties into this, I have consideed buying cosplay wigs for everyday wear many times but still haven’t because I still probably wouldn’t actually wear them.



The Brain Scoop:
The Audubon Field Guide

It’s John James Audubon’s birthday on April 26th, so we decided to celebrate his life and illustrative legacy by focusing on The Field Museum’s Library/Archives, which house a complete set of his infamous work: The Birds of America. Every Tuesday our librarians change a single page in one of the four massive volumes to reveal a new print - out of 435 different images, it will take more than 8 years to repeat a single image. 

Audubon was an interesting and often times amusing character from history but there is a certain relatability to his life: he started on this artist pilgrimage when he was 35, he failed publicly and often, was unconventional in his artistry, and at times was quite unpopular - but in the end he left an impact on his world which we still see today, 163 years after his death. 

Happy Birthday, J. J. Your gorgeous flowing locks will never be forgotten. 


I’ve used my graphics tablet all day without much rest and it’s playing silly beggers with my hand and now it’s aching non-stop and urgh. Not fun.

I also went a little bit organisationally mad and now my desk is covered with post-its.


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Susan Calman’s shows that are available on iPlayer are very funny and very clever and very lovely


InDesign is great but the way you deal with arranging photos is SO different from everything else that it is taking a LOT of getting used to.




Bob’s Burgers - BURGER OF THE DAY

These are gold.

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Tags: puns

Adler, Margot. "Harry Potter," Morning Edition, NPR Radio, 27 October, 2000

  • ADLER: I keep on being at war with a desperate desire to see the movie...
  • Ms. ROWLING: I know. I think, you know...
  • ADLER: ...and that feeling of, `Oh, will they destroy my own imagination, my own Harry Potter in my head?' You know...
  • Ms. ROWLING: It's my belief, you know, people who have stayed with Harry for four years now, I doubt that seeing the movie could harm their imagined Harry or Hogwarts. But I know what you mean. I mean, I think a lot of people are going to feel that. They really want to see it. I met a really clever reader the other day, and this is what's wonderful about books; she said to me, `I really know what Neville looks like.' And I said, `Describe Neville for me.' And she said, `Well, he's short and he's black, and he's got dreadlocks.' Now, to me, Neville's short and plump and blond, but that's what's great about books. You know, she's just seeing something different. People bring their own imagination to it. They have to collaborate with the author on creating the world.
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Thanks Dad!

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Thanks Dad!