Just to be a little artsy and to have a better background to photograph it against, I leaned it up against a big old rock in my flower bed.
Looks better than just laying on the kitchen table don't you think?
Later I opened the notebook and noticed there was writing in it. About rocks! How weird is that? It's about rocks and I had it sitting against a rock!
So I took it back outside and set up a little scientific looking vignette for it.
But before I go any further, isn't this handwriting beautiful? They used to teach cursive handwriting in school and you were graded on how you made your letters. At some point in High School my handwriting took on a life of its own. I don't think I could make a proper S anymore if I wanted to.
Here are some of the tools I displayed with the notebook:
A rusty compass,
an old slide rule
and some watch repair tools.
Wait...watch repair tools? My husband was out of the house when I
This is my vintage Webster's Dictionary from 1903. I bought this probably 20 years ago in an antique store in Oregon.
A Webster's Dictionary to go with a Webster's Notebook - notice the correlation there.
See, there's Noah Webster himself looking all dapper with his flowing wavy hair.
It has some cool drawings in it.
I've been trying out some Picnik effects. All the photos in this post were done with the Orton-ish effect with Bloom and Fade at 20% and Brightness at between 40-50% (depending on the photo).
I could easily spend my life tweaking photos with Picasa and Picnik. It's addictive!
In case you were going to Google it, Petrology is the study of rocks - igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. It's a specific branch of Geology. (And I didn't know any of that until I Googled "the study of rocks").
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