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Reviews:
100 Words Per Minute by Adina Sara
After the Funeral by Edwin Murphy
Andrea by John O'Hara
The Art of Reading by Reading is Fundamental
Baby Island by Carol Ryrie Brink
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Contraband by Clarence Budington Kelland
Demons Don't Dream by Piers Anthony
Dirt in the Well by Linda Lyon
Games to Play with Babies by Jackie Silberg
Ginger by Charlotte Voake Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
The Golden Mean by Nick Bantock
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
The Gryphon by Nick Bantock
A House Divided by Pearl S. Buck
Little Cricket's Song by Readers Digest Association
The Leopard Hat by Valerie Steiker
Marianne Dreams by Catherine Storr
My Yard by Heinz Kluetmeier
The Old Maid by Edith Wharton
Sammy's Hill by Kristin Gore
Silver Lies by Ann Parker
The Summerfolk by Doris Burn
Sun Dog by Stephen King
Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck
Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill by Mark Bittner

Miscellaneous
$275 Later...
At the Park
Babies Aren't Dolls
Bitter Herbs
BookCrossing Misadventures
Breakfast Hijinks
Cheerios
Chicken Pie
Coldy and Rainy
Don't 'Lurp Your 'Oup
Easter
Elephants on Mars
Getting Ready for School
Harriet's Teeth
How I Read
Hunting Eggs
In Search of a Wii
A Lazy Day
Magenta
No Sleep and Six Teeth
Owl at School
Painting Again
Period
Return to Normal
Where Have All the Books Gone?
You Know that Burning Plastic Smell

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BookendsPainting Again: 04/24/07

After four years, I've started painting again. I'm not sure if painting will become a regular part of my creative endeavors like it was before I discovered digital art but it will certainly be for the next few weeks as I finish this portrait for a Bookcrossing friend of mine.

Tonight I set up the new lamp I bought. It does give a good clear white light as advertised but not a very wide circle of light. I think in the future I will still want to replace the lamp we use in the living room with a hanging one that will take a larger compact florescent bulb. For the moment though, the desk lamp will work fine.

I painting for an hour while listening to NCIS. Every so often I would pop my head up and watch some but mostly it was just background noise to the painting. It was just like old times when I would paint late at night as a teenager with TV on in the background (usually things like Northern Exposure or Twin Peaks).

As tonight was the first time setting paint onto the virgin surface I worked quickly to establish basic areas of colors. Since the cats are black and white, I laid out their shapes as well. I'll probably have to adjust where they are as I go but overall I'm pleased with what I have now. Sorry about the quality of the photograph; wet paint doesn't photograph well.

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