Monday, July 14, 2008

Choose Curiosity over Certainty

I was reading Andrea's blog this afternoon and she wrote about how her friend had a postcard about How to Build a Global Community. It lists some ideas on how to be more globally aware. I had to write it down. But writing them down wasn't enough today. Within a few hours, I made this album with a few of the tennents that resounded with me the loudest.
Think of no one as "them"
Honor indigenous cultures

Question consumption
Choose curiosity over certainty

Visit people, places and cultures

Learn people's history
Never believe you have a right to anyone else's resources

Pledge allegiance to the earth
Question nationalism

I encourage to you check out the entire listing.
Thx A for the inspiration!

I painted outside today and this critter kept me company, gathering and eating nuts from our walnut tree.


phinner said...

he looks like he's in squirrel heaven!

great journal. did you stamp the paper or was it like that already?

Anonymous said...

Oh Madeline..your book. I'm speechless. I love the words against the beautiful pages. It is beautiful.

Ragged Around the Edges said...

Oh, Mad, love the message of this book. Beautiful and poignant. Thank you for sharing it. I wrote the quotes down in my journal.

madretz said...

Phin: Painted chipboard and stamped the images on the left pages w/ "barely blue" acrylic paint. Right pages are mixed media doo-dads. Front cover is a rub-on from Amy Butler.

Anonymous said...

do you crafters sell your goods? cuz they are fabulous, i mean i would so buy these items as gifts, you know?! really cool book & that squirrel, too cute...

susan d said...

The pages look like brick. Very nice work, Madz.

Anonymous said...

wow- the power of the internet. How cool. I LOVE what you've done with this.