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May 20, 2007

Sunday morning coffee and musings…

Filed under: General — jackie @ 9:40 am

Good morning readers.

It’s sunny and cool and breezy here this morning. It looks like it will be a another beautiful day for all the festivals and such that are going on around the area.

It was so nice yesterday morning that we headed out to our local farmers market and got some fresh veggies as well as shrimp and steak for dinner. It’s kind of fun buying your food off the back of a truck or from a farmers stand. Much nicer than going to the grocery store.

The wedding that I helped shoot yesterday was a very nice affair. The ceremony was on the waterfront and the reception was held at one of the local yacht clubs.

A few sites of note this morning.

The Evolution of the Medieval Book hosted by the Division of Rare & manuscript Collections at Cornell University. From the site: Among the many innovations that transformed Europe in the Middle Ages, perhaps none was more central than the metamorphosis of the written word. The evolution of writing in this period reached a dramatic climax in the 1450s, when Johann Gutenberg invented moveable metal type—and revolutionized human communication. This exhibition traces the history of the medieval book—its appearance, content, audiences, and forms—from the 9th to the 15th centuries. Drawn from the holdings of Cornell Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, the exhibition presents a rich variety of medieval manuscripts and printed books, from early religious manuscripts and illuminated prayerbooks to the secular works of classical antiquity and the first books printed from metal type.

The Cynscribe Caligraphy Directory. If you are into calligraphy this is the site for you to check out. There are a ton of Calligraphy as well as bookbinding and book arts links on this site. Though I found some of the book arts links were no longer working. From the site: Cynscribe Directory is a resource for calligraphers, lettering artists, papermakers, typographers,graphic designers, paper decorators, scrapbookers, rubberstampers,greeting card makers,book designers and artist bookmakers. It also includes suppliers, conferences, exhibitions & events,galleries, guilds, libraries, museums, and schools.

I hope everyone has a great day.

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