Beating Heart


^ visual think map (via mry pwrs)

Listening to
: Oregon Girl - Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin.
Drinking: Fuze.

I went to visit Susy at Bird In The Hand zine distro today and she very kindly donated me a whole bunch of stamps (I've used quite a few already). She received her brand new pair of roller derby skates while I was there and they were aaamazing; white with bright pink wheels. If I can think of a plan to afford it, I think Roller Derby sounds grand. I picked up a bunch of zines and I went to visit my ma at her work and she bought me delicious lunch. My mum said she hated the 'a hamburger stops a beating heart' sticker. Tomorrow I have to go buy her a mini wheelie bin from Office Works and wheel it through the city to her work, ha.



Zines:
Adventure time by Maddy Phelan
Diayr II by Jenii
July 25 by Amanda
Feels Like Friday by Ivana Stab

Two items received from Lauren today (who is about to launch her own mail blog very soon);

^ The envelope features some great old stamps.


^ I love the stamps on this one too, and the mail man label!


^ Contents of the above envelope. Two postcards, some stickers, a letter and a great letter-themed card.

Bits:
Amazing paper-cut artworks by Peter Callesen;



I love this concept, by Simon Evans;


A great article about handwriting.
Milkcrate Digest blog - a blog dedicated entirely to milk crates (via Susy).
10 ways to infuse your work with your personality by Keri Smith, an old post, but a good one.

I still keep doing a double take whenever I see the date with '2010' at the end.

Ideas for tattoos I'd like to get (but probably never will);
The world-travelling garden gnome from Amelie.
A polaroid.
The ampersand (&) from the cover of the book 'Figs & Phantoms'
The alphabet around my ankle
An umbrella
A leaf
A semi colon
The planets in order of distance from sun and to scale.

Also, I'm not much of a Woody Allen fan, but I did like this quote I found;
“In my next life I want to live my life backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people’s home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get a gold watch and a party on your first day. You work for 40 years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school. You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxurious spa-like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and then Voila! You finish off as an orgasm!”