Saturday, May 28, 2011

My kind of fashion

Check out this fantastic purse made from the book cover to Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. Now that is just my style of accessory! For years I've been saying that quotes are always in fashion, but this is the first time I've meant it literally. It is the creation of Linda Sienkiewicz of Rokki Fashion Handbags. Visit her website at for more book and album cover purses.

"Far more seemly were it for thee to have thy study full of books, than thy purse full of money." ~John Lyly

Friday, May 13, 2011

Short history of grammar: quotemarks

A few months ago I found this cute cartoon drawn by Eric (a.k.a. Odysseus) titled "Short history of grammar: quotemarks" and being the quote addict that I am, I of course loved it! Graciously, his works are under the Free Art License which grants the right to freely copy, distribute, and transform creative works without infringing the author's rights. Click the image below to view in full size. You can visit Eric at his new website, an introduction to free software for beginners (in French, but Google Translate is helpful)!

Quotemarks by Eric

"Collecting quotations is an insidious, even embarrassing habit, like ragpicking or hoarding rocks or trying on other people's laundry. I got into it originally while trying to break an addiction to candy. I kicked candy and now seem to be stuck with quotations, which are attacking my brain instead of my teeth." ~Robert Byrne