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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 17): 06/17/19

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
Hosted by Kathryn of Book Date.

I haven't done any more painting in the last week. But I did prototype a couple more projects for the summer camp.

Chicken a la Matisse

The chicken piece was done on recycled cardboard. I painted it a vibrant background. The chickens, flowers, and grains were all cut from Crayola construction paper.

Dinosaurs a la Matisse

The dinsaur piece was done with the same technique, on another cardboard sheet painted the same vibrant red-orange.

On Friday we had our first teacher meeting for the summer camp. Session one starts today. My session is in the middle of July so I still have time to prepare. We will be having another meeting sometime before my session.

Mini Nature 1-4

The trip to the gallery gave me a chance to see my shadow box hung up. Here it is.

What I read:

  • All That I Can Fix by Crystal Chan; personal collection
  • Just South of Home by Karen Strong; personal collection
  • The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson; library book
  • Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 3 by Ryoko Kui; personal collection
  • Above by Roland Smith; library / research
  • Click by Kayla Miller; library book
  • Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige and Stephen Bryne; personal collection
  • Marriage of Unconvenience by Chelsea M. Cameron

What I'm reading:

  • Read on Arrival by Nora Page; personal collection
  • Paperboy by Vince Vawter; library book
  • The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire, Part One by Michael Dante DiMartino and Michelle Wong; personal collection
  • Kiss Number 8 by Colleen A.F. Venable and Ellen T. Crenshaw; library book

Up Soon:

  • The Doughnut King by Jessie Janowitz; personal collection
  • Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert; library book
  • Up for Air by Laurie Morrison; personal collection
  • Big Hero 6, Vol. 1 by Haruki Ueno; personal collection

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Comment #1: Monday, June 17, 2019 at 02:15:13

Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

You get so much done in a week, I accomplished practically nothing.

Have a great reading week



Comment #2: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 22:31:00

Pussreboots

It was a productive Friday and Saturday. Most of the week wasn't as busy as the final result makes it appear to have been.



Comment #3: Monday, June 17, 2019 at 02:25:08

Katherine

I'm just going to say it again: I love your shadow box!



Comment #4: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 22:31:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. It was such a change in direction for me. I might do something like it again.



Comment #5: Monday, June 17, 2019 at 02:59:46

Kathryn Trask

The reading looks great and those summer camp projects look like a lot of fun.



Comment #6: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 22:38:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. I've been doing more research this week for summer camp ideas. I hope to have some to share next Monday.



Comment #7: Monday, June 17, 2019 at 07:40:41

Yvonne

The Shadow Box is great - really nice work. Also, the chicken piece. I love it. The Victoria Gilbert books have been on my wishlist for awhile. They look good. I hope you have a great week!



Comment #8: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 22:41:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. The shadow box was different for me. I enjoyed the first Victoria Gilbert book. I'm looking forward to diving into the second one.



Comment #9: Monday, June 17, 2019 at 08:11:38

> Laurel-Rain Snow

I like those prototypes. Enjoy your books, and thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #10: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 22:45:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. I will have new prototypes to share next week.



Comment #11: Monday, June, 17, 2019 at 10:33:54

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

I like the look of Doughnut King and Up for Air. I'm trying to organize my reading for Paris in July (upcoming) I'm also trying to include books for the Classics Club in my summer reading.

Your shadow box is lovely. How happy you must be to see it on display.



Comment #12: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 22:54:00

Pussreboots

Did you read The Doughnut Fix? My summer reading is up in the air. I'm nearly through my library books and then I'm planning on taking a bunch of months off from checking out books. I'm just going to be too busy to go to the library regularly.



Comment #13: Monday, June 17, 2019 at 22:00:36

Ellen Pilch

Your art came out nice. It looks like you got a lot of reading done too. Have a nice week!



Comment #14: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 22:57:00

Pussreboots

Friday and Saturday were good days for reading. This week I need to focus more on summer camp art.



Comment #15: Monday, June 17, 2019 at 23:22:57

Greg

Oh I love the dinosaur art! :)



Comment #16: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 23:01:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. It's been fun to make.



Comment #17: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 08:59:23

Erin @ Cracker Crumbs

Those paintings for the camp look so fun! My son would love doing the dinosaur one.



Comment #18: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 23:04:00

Pussreboots

I hope my day campers enjoy making them too.