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Accidental Poetry 001.

The world is magical: sometimes by accident, sometimes by force-of-hand. Antique wooden type specimen books are a great source of "accidental" poetry. It is my great pleasure to share some shots of the ones that I have found in the wild as well as the ones that dwell in the internet.   Specimens of Chromatic Wood Type, Borders, Etc. (1874)  William H. Page via The Public Domain Review

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Top Ten, 2017

They say, "Dress for the job you want, not the job you have." right?  OR Manifest this, Future!   1. This Blog Or that I am finally getting around to it. Making plans and sticking to them has been a big deal for me this year. What I always planned on for this website was a small space where I could write, improve my listicle cadence, share resources, promote media, present research, improve my search results, talk about myself, and post pretty pictures. I did it. At least once. 2. Taking No Shit I was reminded during a trip back to my hometown in New Jersey that cutting through bullshit is the birthright of my people. How else are you...

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I Can Art and So Can You. 14 Tips for Developing an Arts Education or Career for Those Who Feel They Don't Deserve It.

Hello. My name is Elizabeth Novak and, as the photo above states, I am a freaking artist. I never really would have thought to call myself that, explicitly. I would have dodged and darted around the noun, hiding behind "jewelry maker", "designer", "craftsman". Not only has "artist" felt off-limits, but it also seems like a bit of a jerk-ish thing to ascribe to yourself without gallery representation... commissions... retrospectives... a benefactor that may or may not be the Catholic Church. Those sort of outside acknowledgements. I'm talking the large stuff. However, now that I have my trusty Artist Card and have been acknowledged by an institution (be it with no background check...trust-based economy), I am ready to dole out the...

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