Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Bookcase Tour Tuesday
















....on a Wednesday.

I'm being very cheeky and beginning mine today.  This is one I want to play.  But...yesterday, I was glued to the Olympics and then it was suppertime..and then...well, you know how it goes.  Time just slipped away ... my eyes became too blurry to look at the computer.

Melanie at Kimono Reincarnate has created a bookcase tour...how perfect for me!!  The opportunity to show you why my barrister bookcase had to become the "bearister bookcase"...it is not just a mispronunciation!!  Honest.  When it became the home for many of my bears... and we had been referring to it as the "bearister" bookcase for over a year... and Mr. BV referred to me as the "bearister" ... that's what I decided to call my blog.  I don't think a lot of folks really "got it" ... maybe some still don't "get it".   Actually, if people don't know what a barrister bookcase is...  or don't hear a difference in the way it is pronounced... I suppose it's not even funny.  Oh, well, that's me.... sort of a weird sense of humour I guess.















"Hi Guys" .... I talk to them too.  Told ya I was weird. There they are...peering out from behind the glass on the top shelf.  Click on the pic to biggify their little faces.



















"Relax little Fergus.... it's just friendly bloggy buddies"...

Definitely not the only shelf they sit on... but, I'll show some more of them next Tuesday....

Onward with my little tour.

I don't read much anymore.  It's strange, because, as a kid, I used to take home piles of books from our local public library.  Little Mrs. Bolney was a special friend.  She spent hours helping me choose just the right books.  If I do read ... can't be bothered with anything deep or analytical.  I'm more a hands on type of person.. just fix it.  Or just do it.  Or... don't bother with it if it gets too involved or trying.  Give me a good fiction any day... or just some pretty pictures and fun stuff to look at, thanks.

Mostly I leaf through bear, doll and other crafting type mags and books.  These are the only books squeezed into my bookcase right now.















Only fun books in here..... .



















This beauty is Dreamscapes by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law.  I saw it and just had to have it.  Some day...I might give painting a try...



















It begins with plenty of info on materials and techniques ... pencils, papers, paints... goes through the drawing of hands, feet, wings, clothing.... carries on with how to emphasize distance and size .... how to do forest and garden detail.... how to capture movement.... hair and styles...  on to mermaids and undersea worlds.  There are also wings and feathers...a section on angels.  It shows how to put it all together ..from the beginning sketches and drawing to the finished painted work. The whole book is filled with such beautiful images.  There are copywrite laws though...and it does say about reproducing details in any way...so I am a bit loathe to show images.  Suffice to say... if you are interested in watercolour painting.... check this book out wherever you can find it.  Mine came from Michael's...before they changed their rules on buying books with the 40% off coupon.  Original price on this book in Canada... $29.99 .... I got it 40% off.  A bargain!!

15 comments:

frayedattheedge said...

I love books and I love reading, so my bookshelves are filled to overflowing - every so often I have to go through the books and donate some to charity shops (where a lot of them have come from!!)

gunknitter said...

Aaahh ! Now I get it, I`m not that slow, but the language is a nut sometimes ! lol :))

Thanks for the nice comment in my blogg, did you like my "husband" ? Nice !

I watch the OL, its a fantastic and you got a very beautiful country, it is very similar to here I live i western Norway !

Krista said...

What a great post! I love book cases... even better if they hold bears! Hiya Fergus. We're pretty friendly by and large. ;o)

beedeebabee♥ said...

what a great post, Vee. Except for those Twilight books (which really were soooo good, and all life stopped until I was done reading them!) I'm a magazine girl these days myself. I love your bears peeking out of that top shelf, and that Fergus is just too adorable! ... I'm going over to check out your other blog now for that yummy recipe! xoxo

Serena said...

I am a bookaholic and I end up having to sort through and donate over time to make more room on the shelves for new ones. I LOVE your shelf with all the bears and dolls! As for the name, I hadn't even heard of a barrister bookcase so I just thought 'Bearister Bookcase' was a name you chose.

I already have a couple of watercolour fairy books but that Dreamscape one looks like it would be a great addition....thanks for the details, Vee.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

I got a chuckle when I browsed through your books and saw "How to Massage Your Cat" amonst the doll books.

Sophia said...

Ha! You're alot of fun! :) Enjoyed your tour. I'm a HUGE fan of book cases as well.

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

I got the "Bearister Bookcase" right away. Love all your cuties! Thanks for sharing! Creative Blessings to you!

Hugs,
Lisa :)

Sandy said...

Loved the tour of your book case! That was cool.

Jennifer Rose said...

I love Stephanie Pui-Mun's work, its just gorgeous. I'm going to have to find that book

fergus is so cute looking :D

Linda Fleming said...

Can you believe I don't even have a book case in this house yet? So until then, I have "stacks"-LOL

I bet those bears and babies stay up all night reading after your go to bed ;)

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Oh Vee, I really enjoyed seeing your cute babies looking out through the glass doors of the bookcase. :) I love books! Right now they are all in boxes but hopefully soon, they will be in bookcases where I can see and read them again.

Hugs

DILLY said...

SO menny BEARS!!

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Draffin Bears said...

Hi Vee,

I enjoyed coming on a tour of your book shelves, and seeing all your cute bears, books and magazines.
I enjoyed watching the downhill speed skiers this morning and could not get over the speeds they were going!
Phew!

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Marie Antionette said...

Hello my Sweet,
I don't think its weird at all,then again we are friends...LOL,
I love where you put your bears and I think its wonderful that you call it The
bearister Bookcase.I totally get it.
Love your Dreamscape book.I've seen it before.I never bought it.but its a beautiful book. I do read alot...but the only books I read are Historical romance,Rency.I love Mary Balogh and Barbara Cartlands.My pea brain don't like hard reading either.Well hon You take care,
XXOO Marie Antionette