Once home, I gathered Hapi and Kizzy to the front room and indulged in a couple hours of beading. Was nice to relax a bit and the birds like being in a different room. Hapi has learned how to howl like a fighting cat because Seamus and Theo are engaged in a battle of wills right now. For an unknown reason the feline duo are angry with each other, spitting and hissing when they even see each other, and howling like feral beasts. I am wondering if Hapi’s howl is prolonging the fight -- when he howls, do they think a third cat is lurking around? Oy vey. Hap howled in the classroom yesterday which was really freaky. Very realistic feline scream!
A neat link today to a book that I came across on Amazon that is right up my alley. I have an affinity for old encyclopedias and dictionaries because of the the illustrations. I’ve always loved the random juxtapositions of illustrations on a page, and the way such a tiny little line drawing can actually illustrate so much. This book, Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities by John Carrera is a collection of line art illustrations produced for Webster’s dictionaries in the golden era of illustration. It is a small, thick book designed to look a bit antiquarian, stuffed with small illustrations that bustle with detail and interesting new contexts. Maybe now I can stop accumulating big heavy volumes that fill my bookcases…!
Seriously...ten days until Christmas? Nooooo…..!