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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 10): 06/10/19
Last week was the last full week of the school year. This week my daughter has two days and my son has four days left.
Anyway, I took advantage of the week to make as much art as I could. Most of what I worked on was for the upcoming summer camp. After the dinosaur took way too long and hurt my hands in the process, I revised the stained glass process. The newer version is smaller and simpler in design. It takes about two hours to complete.
I also started on Mini Nature 6. These are blackberries growing wild along one of the many local hiking trails. I think I was at Lake Chabot, but it could have been Don Castro. It's another acrylic 4x4 inch piece. I hope to finish it this coming week.
I also did a collage as a prototype for the summer camp. This one I did without any sort of plan. I had a couple clothing catalogs that came as junk mail. I used them for inspiration. Some of the birds were actual prints on the clothing in the catalog — Mini Boden to be specific. Can you spot the old school dinosaurs?
With the school year wrapping up, there was a volunteer breakfast. I didn't attend because my husband and I didn't actually do any work on site. We did have a few windfalls which we used to complete a number of Doners Choose projects for the library and the art club. As a thank you for the donations, the librarian (who will be next year's art teacher as she managed to restart the art department single-handedly) painted this lovely piece for us. As far as I know there's no secret meaning behind it. My daughter says that she suggested a cat because we have cats, and blue and green are my daughter's favorite colors.
Finally, on Friday I spent the morning with a coworker and her boyfriend curating and hanging paintings for the upcoming Staff Show. This is the first annual staff show to coincide with the Members Show (which I have a piece in as well).
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Posts and reviews:
Comment #1: Sunday, June 09, 2019 at 23:18:34
You’ve had a great week, both reading and art wise
Good luck with the show!
Comment #2: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 14:00:00
Thanks. The reception is on the 22nd. I'll have pictures for my post on the 24th.
Comment #3: Monday, June, 10, 2019 at 00:02:51
What beautiful work. I like the new stained glass.
So many of your books this week look like they should be on my list. Hope you enjoy them.
Comment #4: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 14:08:00
I hope you give some of them a try. So far it's turning out to be a good week of reading.
Comment #5: Monday, June 10, 2019 at 15:47:25
Little Big Love is a book I have marked to read, hopefully one day! Mmm those blackberries look good!
Comment #6: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 14:10:00
I ended up DNFing Little Big Love. I wasn't in the mood for three alternating points of view.
Comment #7: Monday, June 10, 2019 at 15:47:58
You do such great work! I hope you, also, enjoy your books and have a great week!
Comment #8: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 14:11:00
Thank you. I had fun with those pieces.
Comment #9: Monday, June 10, 2019 at 17:04:42
WOW! Art plus so many books. You seem like a really eclectic reader. ❤️
Comment #10: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 14:13:00
I have certain genres and story types that I gravitate towards but I agree that I'm not a niche reader.
Comment #11: Monday, June, 10, 2019 at 22:02:28
I just reread The Hunger Games for my genre study group. (We read YA fiction this year) I keep forgetting about Sophie Kinsella and need to check out some of her recent books!
Comment #12: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 14:14:00
I sold my Hunger Games books. I'm not inclined to re-read them in the near future. I like Sophie Kinsella's books. Those I could re-read.