Posted 1 week ago

Just finished a long weekend of upcycling.  Posted to Pinterest and Etsy too.

Posted 3 weeks ago

I’ve been really busy making more book clocks.  These are all graphic novels, except William Shakespeare’s Star Wars.  I couldn’t resist that one. There’s an entire series and I feel more book clocks coming on.

Posted 1 month ago

by alexlibris-bookart:

Art journal, the ‘Anatomia Humani Corporis’, ultimate Renaissance anatomical sketchbooks – scientific masterpieces with lucid insights into the functioning of the human body.

Posted 1 month ago

Someone suggested that I take my booth to Comicon and try my hand at upcycling hardbound graphic novels.  This is one idea.  I’ve also got some ideas for hidden compartments in Harry Potter books.

Posted 2 months ago

More book wreaths.  The colorful ones are made of pages from a world atlas.  The other is made from a book of music.

Posted 4 months ago

Me and Religion

Assuming you believe in Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden…
Assuming you believe that Eve offered Adam the Forbidden Fruit…

I have to ask myself why didn’t Adam say, “No thanks, Eve.”

Well of course I know why. His libido said, hey, if I partake of this fruit, I will probably get to have sex with Eve. Bring on the fruit.

So once again, Eve gets blamed for Adam’s inability to control his libido.

And the blame continues to this day.

Eve, aka Woman, is always blamed for Adam’s, aka men’s, inability to deny responsibility for his own choices.

If Eve didn’t do this, then of course Adam wouldn’t have done that. If Eve wasn’t on a dark street, then of course Adam wouldn’t have assaulted her. If Eve didn’t dress that way, then Adam wouldn’t be tempted by her.

Which directly leads us to a world in which violence against women is somehow the fault of the woman.

Aka, original sin. And didn’t Adam sin as willingly as Eve?

There’s a lot of reasons why I’m an atheist.

Posted 4 months ago

Sometimes, don’t you just want to do an online search that begins with “Where did I put my ________________ ?”

Posted 4 months ago


Greetings, book friends! Some of you may have become acquainted with Corpus Libris over the last 5 years — when it started on a quiet night at Skylight Books in 2008, as it grew on Blogspot and Twitter, and as submissions came in from all over the world. It only seemed appropriate to breathe some new life into the project on Tumblr. You’ll revisit some photos you’ve seen before, you’ll see new ones, and hopefully, you’ll submit some yourselves!

All you have to do is click the red “Submit” button at the top of the page, select a photo, and for the caption, put the title of the book, the author(s), and where the photo was taken (either the bookstore/library/company, or the city). Or, if it’s easier for you, you can email corpuslibris AT gmail DOT com.

This project has been one of my biggest spots of joy over the last few years, and I’m excited to continue sharing it with all of you.

All the best,

Emily Pullen


The Secret Lives of Sports Fans by Eric Simons at WORD

Manhood by Mels Van Driel at Skylight Books

The Operators by Michael Hastings at Skylight Books

Donnybrook by Frank Bill at WORD

Corpus by Alejandra Figueroa at Third Place Books

In One Person by John Irving at Skylight Books

Posted 4 months ago






Justin Bartels - Impression (2012)

I can’t not reblog this.

This is the best thing on the Internet. We undress everyday and it shows us how confined we are. Those imprints show how uncomfortable we are throughout each day just to impress other people. We create prisons in our own clothes. We are a prisoner in a socially constructed idea of what is beautiful.

yes its back


(Source: likeafieldmouse)

Posted 4 months ago


It’s a Pollock, it’s a Haring; it’s a person! — How one photographer transforms people into art: Veteran photographer Art Wolfe has spent years documenting everything from landscapes in Madagascar to the art of the Maori tribe. In his newest series, The Human Canvas Project, he draws from his experience as a painter to blend the human form seamlessly into his images.

In a talk at TEDxRainier, Wolfe gives insight into his evolution as a photographer, and just how he transforms a regular person into a work of art.

Watch the whole talk here»