Inspiration: New York Public Library Digital Gallery
August 31, 2010 § Leave a comment
This weeks marks the one week furlough of the Seattle Public Library.
The library is part of my weekly ritual. Going to my nearest branch is like visiting an ark of ideas; where all the cultures of our great city come together to celebrate our humanity. A magical place, where in the right light the spine of a book could catch your eye and transport you into worlds unknown.
There is nothing like a frigate. Emily Dickinson was right.
However, the library is closed. I won’t be taking my weekly constitution to admire the display proudly displaying the summer reading accomplishments of local children. Instead you’ll find me parked in front of my computer.
There I’ll be exploring the New York Public Library’s Digital Collection. There are numerous collections of images on all sorts of subjects:
These cyanotypes make me want to head the Puget Sound with my sketchbook.
I love the coloring, the delicate shading in the figures, and interesting scale. Plus, that watermelon skirt is a bold fashion statement!
See you at the Seattle Public Library when it reopens next week!
As always, thanks for reading.
❤ Grace Willard