Saturday, 3 November 2007

The Principles of Uncertainty





"My dream is to drive around the world pulling a shiny Airstream behind me. My Golden Retreiver sitting in the passenger seat reading maps. A decent-sized purse. All critical travel items tossed inside. My camera. My journal. My gouache paints, brushes and fine-tip sharpie pens. My sunglasses. Comfortable shoes. A great pair of jeans, long-sleeved (white?) shirt, silver jewelry and push-up bra just in case I find a cake baker on the side of the road along the way. I would pay someone to stay home to wash my baseboards and I wouldn't feel guilty at all for having a minimalist mantel. " - Liberty Post

Maira Kalman is my new hero. Oh, how I love her. Do you think she'd take me on some of her walks so that I may pen my own illustrated book? I'd call it 'The Vice-Principles of Certainty'.

7 comments:

{this is glamorous} said...

This book looks wonderful--love the " . . . occasional seaside hotel afternoon dance . . ."

melissa @ the inspired room said...

This sounds so dreamy! I look around at my house and life and while I love everything about it, there are a lot of THINGS TO DO!

I day dream about a simple life. Maybe I just need to read books like this.

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

I agree, it is so nice to slip away into her illustrations and ponder over her lyrical writing. And, it's so darn funny! Every page makes me chuckle.

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

I really do need this book. Her drawings are fantastic. But who knew she wrote such adorable copy! Gasp, these multi-talented individuals!!!

Me, Myself, & I said...

I LOVE these illustrations. I could get lost in a book like that.

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Sarah McColl said...

oh my goodness, this looks divine. the illustrations are dreamy. thank you for the tip!

restyled home said...

Your dream sounds heavenly...pick me up on the way!!

Linda