The Weekly Read

This week I’m not endorsing a children’s book, but this has led to some wonderful memories with my girls, and I’ve been obsessed with the thing for months . . . so I’m bringing it up anyway – Radioactive:  Marie & Pieree Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout.

I’m fascinated by Marie Curie and her work, and this book is not only an interesting sort of biography – it’s a work of art.  Lauren Redniss created amazing cyanotype pieces to compliment the story, and the book is a magical experience.

 

 

I have a bit of cyanotype experience, and  daydream often about building myself a darkroom and diving right back into printing and alternative print processes.  Someday . . .  I will.  In this season, with small children running around, looking for chemicals to swallow, we went with sunprint paper.  You can find it easily and inexpensively, try this, or this. The girls LOVED this project, and I’m hoping for at least one more sunny day so we can stock up on gifts.

 

 

My oldest is 100% into the process, and asking questions a million miles a minute.  My youngest is 100% into being a baby unicorn that gets trapped behind a blue window.

 

 

Other “reads” . . .

* Lauren Redness TED talk.

*Re-reading this

*Still loving this quote (and Ira in general)

*Love this post (and the comment thread), also – can’t wait for her new book!

 

 

 

 

 

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Kacie - August 5, 2011 - 10:18 am

Love the look of that book. Thanks for the recommendation. I’m on the hunt for a great library for my daughter.

Kacie

Clare - August 5, 2011 - 10:32 am

Okay, you just inspired me and I bought some sunprint paper. For ME. 🙂
I love this post and I love your creativity and sweetness with your girls. Awesome.

Angela - August 5, 2011 - 1:22 pm

I’m so glad you got some! It’s such a quick and satisfying way to “print” something . . . without just sitting around and wishing I could put a darkroom together. Thanks for your sweet comment about my girls – they are my favorite adventure. : )

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