Sunday, June 13, 2010

Lint in Literature -- The Feast of Love

Lint shows up from time to time in books, and I always love it. I just finished reading The Feast of Love by Charles Baxter and was tickled pink to find this lint toward the end of the book:

"Wittgenstein regarded metaphysics as the lint on a suit. However, after he picked off the lint, the suit itself vanished."

Pretty deep, as were some parts of this book when one of the characters, Harry Ginsberg, a philosophy professor, spoke of Kierkegaard and other philosophers I know nothing about. But don't let that stop you; I'd recommend The Feast of Love to anyone who loves language, a good story, and is in the mood for a little lint.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Skully Darkmoon Lint Clay Art Doll

Okay, here's a new one to me. Lint clay art! Who knew? Not me. This guy (it's actually a gal!) was created by Etsy artist DarkMoonDoll. And here she is:

The Etsy description follows:

Skully was created by making clay lint. Clay lint is a type of clay that can be made using dryer lint,and glue. I formed the shape of the body and head all in one mass. I let it dry for a week. After the form dried I applied acrylic paints on to create the creepy face, striped skull shirt, black pants shirt, and white streaked hair. Skully is very sturdy and and as hard as concrete so she is not extremely fragile. She stands 7 inches tall

Check out DarkMoonDoll's Etsy shop.

So cool! I never ever thought of combining lint and glue to make clay, but then again, why not?


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