I would like to thank very much the people who have devoted Pinterest boards to images published on The Blue Lantern. To celebrate the 14th anniversary of The Blue Lantern I decided to share some comments that warmed my heart and kept me writing
Wednesday, 15 July 2009 - The Edinburgh Scotsman
Subtitles "Arts Journalism for the Love of It," this devastatingly beautiful blog covers a wide range of topics and mediums from known artists such as Marc Chagall, to unknown discoveries, (well, unknown to us) such as Kathleen Dustin who makes exquisite handbags in the shapes of seed pods from a special type of colored polymer clay. The site is named for the blue-shaded lamp that French writer Colette used as a guiding light for her imaginary journeys, after she became too frail to leave home. "Her invitation, extended to all, was 'Regarde!' Look, see, wonder, accept, live." It is written by Jane Librizzi, an American broadcaster blessed with great intelligence and an eye for the rare and marvellous."
Sunday 22 August 2010 - The Linosaurus
Friday 16 September 2011 - Wuthering Expectations
Wednesday 11 Janaury 2012 at Just A False Alarm
The Human Flower Project, Julie Ardrey, editor, Austin, TX.
Dear Jane - The Blue Lantern is a masterpiece. I have been a dazzled reader for awhile and am preparing to wind down my own site, The Human Flower Project. Having attempted to make something beautiful and thoughtful online, I deeply admire the ambition and generosity of your work! - Julie Ardrey
2009, The Curated Object, Joanne Molina, editor, Chicago
It's my absolute delight to introduce Jane Librizzi to our readers, Her intellectually stimulating and aesthetically astute blog, The Blue Lantern, has captivated me for more long mornings, afternoons, and evenings than I would care to admit. Originally from northern New Jersey, she lived in Newburyport, Massachusetts, and now lives in upstate New York. She studied piano for several years and began writing stories at age nine. Aside from freelance writing, she has worked in music broadcasting on her local Public Broadcasting station for the past nine years. The place in the world she woud most like to visit is the Wolong Panda Center in China.