I've spent time today working on tax returns. Ugh. Never a job I enjoy.
I always tell people that the library is the best use of my tax dollars. I love the library.
One of my favorite things to do when I have a little time to myself, is go to the library just to browse and to quietly read magazines. I always sit and read FiberArts.
I know I could easily subscribe, but it wouldn't be the same experience. I like doing it this way.
One of the intriguing articles in the current Jan/Feb 2011 issue was on Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave who creates paper replicas of historical costume. [see several full costumes at the above link] The above picture is a piece of paper painted to look like brocade fabric, to be used in the construction of a Renaissance garment.
Costume of Eleanora of Toledo (1522-1562), inspired by a portrait (at left) by Bronzino in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence.
Her work is featured in a retrospective called "Pulp Fashion" at San Francisco's Palace of the Legion of Honor Feb. 5-June 5, 2011.