I am in a major food coma right now after eating four tacos and about 100 chips.  I have no control over portion size.  I don’t plan to gain control anytime soon.  More tacos, please.  Anyway, just stumbled upon these images taken from scrapbooks.  I need to start a scrapbook asap.  Why don’t I?  They’re amazing!  It’s like creating collages of all the things you love to look at. I found these on Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities, one of my favorite blogs.  I’m too full to type so forgive me for copying and pasting from Room 26 about the history of these particular scrapbooks:

“Jane Wodening, then Jane Brakhage, assembled three remarkable scrapbooks in the early 1960s, when she was the wife and muse of experimental film maker Stan Brakhage. Celebrated today as a pioneer in avant-garde cinema, Stan Brakhage was just gaining recognition for his non-narrative and hand painted films during the period documented by the scrapbooks. Wodening created the scrapbooks from literal “scraps” of their family life, Brakhage’s creative process, and the artistic communities of which they were a part. Pages are covered with the widest array of verbal and visual materials including but not limited to letters, manuscripts, photographs, original art, clippings, pamphlets, filmstrips, and flyers. The scrapbooks demonstrate, too, Jane’s own aesthetic vision and creative drive.”  You can read more here.





1123113I’m going to find out more about Stan Brakhage’s films.  I just added a documentary to my Netflix queue.