This was found in a copy of Mother Night at the public library. I read a lot but don’t discuss books much, so it was wonderful to find this from an unknown fan of one of my favorite writers. Yes, I returned the book with the note in it.
I was walking with my boyfriend to an event on Thanksgiving Day and I found this picture face down on the sidewalk. The back says “James 11-21-2012.” I’m assuming it came from the Rescue Mission down the street.
I am taking a photography class at Old Dominion University. Our assignment was to research an artist/photographer and I chose Chuck Close. I went to the school’s art library and was leafing through the Parkett Magazine, Volume 60 when I came across this letter. It is written in French and appears to be a love letter for Jonathan from Rob.
I found this small artwork in a book titled “Sunlight at Midnight: St. Petersburg and the Rise of Modern Russia” that I took out from the Martha Washington branch of the Fairfax County Public Library (Washington, DC metro area). I will be doing a public art piece there so I am reading about Russia, and it was interesting to find a small piece of free public art with my study.
My dad, James, found this note inside a used book he’d purchased earlier in the day (Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson). I really want to know what happened with Pooh and Lisa; I really hope those kids made it.
I bought an old metal desk at a yard sale. It was pretty rusty so we turned it upside and all around to paint it. This allowed a letter that had been stuck in the back panel to fall out. A taste of an old desk’s history.
On my first day teaching a foundation art class at George Mason University I found these fingernail sketches on the sidewalk. They appear to be plans for designs to be painted on fingernails. The note on top reads, “Rainbow.” The designs tend to feature the top of the nail. There are floral elements and lots of dots. Two studies show a heart that reverses position. Would this have symbolized coming or departing loves?