I have just spent an inordinate amount of time trying to upload a video of Dana Carvey as the Church Lady, without success I might add. All to say that I’m on the search for some extra thick panty hose and a polyester dress suit. A few weeks ago I started working part-time as the secretary at my church. Obviously they did not do a thorough check on who they were hiring considering my proclivity for curse words. And apparently they don’t know of the grave doubts I have about organized religion either. Don’t get me wrong, Jesus is my man. However, sometimes I wonder if church as it is today has anything to do with Jesus. My husband and I often think to ourselves if we took all the time (think committee meetings, conferences, sitting in church, etc.) and money we give to our church and put those resources into immediate help for someone in need wouldn’t it be so much more effective and relevant? What if instead of going to church we went to visit someone in the nursing home who never gets visitors? or picked up trash along the highway? or volunteered at a charitable organization we truly were passionate about? Or instead of being asked to do more, contribute more, fit the mold, we were encouraged to spend contemplative time with our maker, or work on our relationships with each other, or, or, or… Interestingly enough I also find more bread for my soul here and here and here than when I’m at church.
Moving on to less weighty issues, the other day I was in the bookstore and instead of looking at the books as potential reading material I found myself drawn to the graphic design of the book covers. I found myself wanting to buy them to start a collection of awesome book covers. Then today when I was catching up on Pikaland she had a post about book covers. So I guess rather than buy all those books I will just wander through these book cover websites.
- The Book Cover Archive
- Faceout Books
- The Casual Optimist
- Go to flickr and type “book cover” in the search field.
Hmmmmm, now there’s an idea for a creative challenge – design a book cover. In a related note – music posters. I just purchased this book and I am in LOVE with this guy’s design aesthetic!