My sweet husband put up some huge book shelves in our living room. Which we use as our dining room, and the small dining room as a cozy sitting room, but that's another story. The room he's put the shelves up in is enormous and I thought that a big set of shelves filled with all our art and design books would be cool. Well suffice it to say that they aren't filled yet, so I went through some shelves in the basement, to augment what I had already up there. Which was like Christmas in, well, early December. Like finding old friends I hadn't seen for a while and bringing them in from the cold. So fun!
Well one such friend that I hadn't seen for a while was this tiny little book, illustrated by the Seattle artist and retired art professor, richey kehl. I'd met him ages ago and he'd given me this lovely book featuring his wonderful collage work. Now that I think about it, I even had the pleasure of seeing a show of his work in Seattle, probably 20 years ago. His work was eye opening then, and as I sit here now from this vantage point, I realize how influential it was to me. Collage continues to be one of the most compelling art forms for me, in part I now realize, because of richey kehl's amazing work. It's very nice to find him again.