Recently I was cleaning out some of the stacks of tears I've collected over the years. I came across an article about the artist julie cockburn who uses old books and magazines as the material for her art. Cut outs, collages, repurposed imagery all reveal an intriguing depth and interconnectedness below the surface of the page, and metaphorically, of life. I just went to her site this morning and was truly blown away. Everything about it, the imagery, the great use of color, the cutting out and layering and creation of depth, the random visual connectedness that is created through that process, all make me a bit short of breath. Add to that the downright beauty of the results and I have to say it just doesn't get much better than this!