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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 07): 05/07/18
This week I received fantastic news regarding an art proposal I put together for a new library that's being built in the center of town. Back in 2016 they put out a call for art by local artists that reflected the diversity of the area. I spent two months back then painting ten bird portraits from photographs I've taken at local landmarks and just made the deadline. I didn't hear back that summer and by 2017 when we were so caught up in the move, I figured I hadn't been picked.
Turns out they had to work with the largest pieces first as they need to be built into the building as it's being built. Now that the building is just weeks from opening, they're buying the smaller pieces to hang on the walls. The library has opted to buy the entire collection and they will hang on the first floor.
So May will be busy getting these paintings packed and shipped to Sacramento where they will be framed. Then I'll have to start work on a new collection for my home. I had been hanging my birds in my dining room.
What I read:
What I'm reading:
Comment #1: Monday, May 07, 2018 at 02:52:35
Oh congrats on all those bird paintings being chosen to be bought to hang in the new library. How exciting. I do believe it was you who inspired me to go next to the Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan!
Comment #2: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 21:49:00
I certainly did recently read Meet Me at the Cupcake Café but there were a couple others who did too. It seems to have struck a bunch of us as a good idea at the same time.
Comment #3: Monday, May 07, 2018 at 09:33:31
Wow! How cool about your paintings. Congrats!
Comment #4: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 21:54:00
Comment #5: Monday, May 07, 2018 at 09:38:03
Congratulations! That is so awesome! And your paintings are gorgeous. I love birds. I've been hoping to catch a glimpse of the Baltimore Orioles that are in our area right now, but no luck yet. :)
Comment #6: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 21:56:00
Try putting out fresh orange slices. Good luck!
Comment #7: Monday, May 07, 2018 at 09:54:18
Congrats on the art project!
Enjoy your books...I loved Not a Sound.
Comment #8: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 21:59:00
Thank you. I also liked Mot a Sound. I would like to read more of her books.
Comment #9: Monday, May 07, 2018 at 10:53:18
Congratulations on having your art chosen for the new library. You have a nice assortment of books here too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Comment #10: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 22:01:00
Thank you. I'm feeling myself hitting a slow week of reading. Hopefully that won't last.
Comment #11: Monday, May 07, 2018 at 13:51:17
Congratulations on your paintings. You must be so proud!
Comment #12: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 22:04:00
I am but given the long wait, I'm also rather gobsmacked. The time when I sent off the proposal feels like a lifetime ago.
Comment #13: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 05:18:07
Wow that's amazing news about your art- congratulations! How exciting.
I'm so curious about Night Vale — I've listened to the podcast a few times and it's delightfully weird, but I haven't decided on reading the book yet. I did like The River at Night.
Comment #14: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 22:06:00
I'm on episode fifty or near there. There is a point where the podcasts pick up with the assumption that you've read the books. I'm not there yet but I'm getting close. I have some strong feelings about The River at Night and that review will be very ranty.
Comment #15: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 07:06:32
A big congratulations on your selection! Won't it be lovely to see your work displayed!
Comment #16: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 22:09:00
I've had my work displayed before and I've sold work before but not so many at one time and not for a permanent collection and certainly not in my home town where I can visit my art. It's daunting and inspiring all at once.
Comment #17: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 08:28:56
Congrats on the bird portraits. That is exciting! I read Jess and Chunk and Roadtrip to Infinity book a while back and really enjoyed it. Made me want to go on a road trip and see the country.
Comment #18: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 22:11:00
I have it on my phone and hope to get to it soon.
Comment #19: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 09:17:39
Congratulations on the art exhibit. Those are beautiful paintings.
Comment #20: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 22:13:00
Thank you. They were a lot of work.
Comment #21: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 22:13:37
WOW! Congratulations on this awesome accomplishment. The second painting is striking. The bird/rooster (?) has attitude and really shows off its stare. Thanks for the burn commiseration. They're dried up and so now I can plank without pain.
Comment #22: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 22:14:00
Rooster. He lives at a local county park that was once a family farm. He is very protective of the hens who live there with him.
Comment #23: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 23:15:01
Great news 're your project.
Comment #24: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 22:16:00
Thank you on both counts.