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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 19): 11/19/18
For us her in the States it's the Monday before Thanksgiving. For us here in California it's been a week of devastating fires. We're not in danger from the flames but the smoke has been sitting on us at toxic levels since they began. It's been so bad that all local outdoor events have been cancelled. School was closed on Friday. The sun has been red.
Inspired by the terrible smoke and the eerie sun, I did a trio of pen sketches. My goal is to them as watercolors for next year's climate change art exhibit that our local gallery has been holding annually for the last few years.
In the meantime, the rose cockatoo I posted last week is still unfinished. An artist in England and I got into a conversation about workspaces and in the process he recommended a different brand of acrylics that have the vibrant reds I'm looking for. I've ordered them but they won't arrive until after the Thanksgiving holiday.
In the reading department I'm now literally up to my armpits in Cybils books. Well, ok, not literally as most of them are digital. I'm down to ten books that I can't get by any conventional form and will have to see if publisher copies come my way.
What I read:
What I'm reading:
Comment #1: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 02:36:55
The staircase looks great! And nice job on the macaw as well.
Tiny Infinities has a beautiful cover.
Comment #2: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 20:37:00
Thank you. We had a railing put in today to go with the stairs. The whole yard looks so much better and complete. Tiny Infinities is worth a read.
Comment #3: Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 14:06:11
What fun paintings :) Hope you've been having a great couple weeks!
Comment #4: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 20:40:00
Great and busy. I probably won't get any painting done this week.
Comment #5: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 00:44:46
You are so talented. Looks like you're getting a lot of reading done too. Thanks for visiting me last week.
Comment #6: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 20:44:00
I'm reading with a deadline right now so I have no choice but get a lot done. Things will slow down in a month.
Comment #7: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 07:33:36
I can't imagine how awful the fires have been.
Comment #8: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 20:44:00
They've been absolutely devastating. The magnitude of them is like nothing I've ever lived through here.
Comment #9: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 08:51:07
Everyone seems to love The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street... it sounds like a good one!
Comment #10: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 20:48:00
It has a similar feel to the Penderwicks series. I enjoyed the book thoroughly.
Comment #11: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 09:40:50
Lovely sketches...and a great stack of books. Enjoy! Stay safe, and let's hope that those who dispute climate change will open their eyes! Thanks for visiting my blog.
Comment #12: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 20:50:00
Thank you. I hope so.
Comment #13: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 11:22:18
I'm so sorry for those dealing with these horrible fires. I'm glad you aren't in danger, but the smoke has to be hard to deal with. Take care. I wish you all the best.
Comment #14: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 20:51:00
The smoke is making us all feel off. The young, the old, and the small are getting it the worst. One of my cats is sick from the smoke and she hasn't even been out in it.
Comment #15: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 12:29:54
I'm sorry that the smoke is so bad where you live. The news stories about the fires are so heartbreaking. As always, you have a wonderful assortment of books. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Comment #16: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 20:53:00
We all have headaches. It's making us vomit. None of us are sleeping well. And we're three hours drive away from the epicenter.
Comment #17: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 14:49:11
I am glad you are safe from the fires. My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.
Comment #18: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 20:56:00
Comment #19: Monday, November, 19, 2018 at 15:00:43
How exciting on the dedication. It'll be fun to get to explore the new place :)
Comment #20: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 21:02:00
I am so eager to get inside and explore and check out books.
Comment #21: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 19:28:12
Looks like you had a very creative October :)
Comment #22: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 21:04:00
November has been one of ideas but I'll have to wait to put them to work until the end of the month. Right now my "studio" is put aside to make room for houseguests. Also I have some art supplies I'm waiting for and they aren't due to arrive until after the holiday.
Comment #23: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 21:41:48