A List for 2009 – www.butdoesitfloat.com

I can’t even remember how I discovered www.butdoesitfloat.com, but I’ve found myself going back there with increasing frequency as 2009 has gone by.  For the best explanation of what the site is like you only have to visit it once, but I think it’s more rewarding to check in there quite often.  It’s remarkable that the people who compile it can continue to find such interesting and unusual images, and it makes my list of great things discovered this year because of the countless occassions on which it’s made me go, ‘wow, look at that!’  I also love the way the images fade forward out of the white backdrop, giving you a ‘what’s next?’, unwrapped-present sort of thrill.

Don’t miss the category list on the right hand side of the page, which will lead you to the archived posts.  Clicking on any of the images themselves will lead you on to their source.

Here are some links to a few of my favourites: John Stezaker’s collages, Rockwell Kent’s woodcuts for Moby Dick, an Inuit sculpture posted by airform on flickr, and Guy Sargent’s photography.



Comments 3

  1. amy sperry faldet wrote:

    A pellucid realization came across my heart as I lay down your book; you are a true teller of tales, with all the best characteristics tucked in your satchel. You open the mind and I am glad to know your work. I will gladly give my review of your book tomorrow on my blog.
    Blessings and merry days for the New Year,

    Posted 31 Dec 2009 at 3:53 pm
  2. Ali wrote:

    Thanks Amy! Glad you enjoyed it, and all the best to you for 2010.

    Posted 31 Dec 2009 at 4:56 pm
  3. Alissa duBois wrote:

    Dear Ali, Can a reader ever give better praise than the simple Thank you? What a winning combination of classic themes steeped in the utterly fantastic. I work at a long standing independent bookstore, Otto’s, in the states and I cannot wait to share your book with other readers. Absolutely lovely writing. With gratitude and admiration, Alissa duBois

    Posted 24 Jan 2010 at 5:56 pm