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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (September 23): 09/23/19
I had hoped to finish the portrait of Salmon last week but I got distracted by other things as I'll explain. The portrait has one or maybe two more hours left which I will get to later in the week.
In May 2018 I got word that the new city library wanted to purchase ten of my bird paintings. On Saturday I finally got to see them in their new home — the children's library!
The thing that was keeping me from painting, was ironically, painting. Or more precisely, staining. We have put a deposit down on a puppy and are in the process of getting the house and yard ready for them. Our most recent project was the construction of five foot tall gates to keep the dog in the back yard. There's also now a gate at the top of the stairs, but that's more for young children who might want to climb the hill unsupervised.
Finally, my daughter decided to spend her allowance and birthday money on a cosplay / halloween costume. She does have a blond wig to complete the look. For right now, though, I'm jokingly calling her Harriet Evergarden.
What I read:
What I'm reading:
Comment #1: Monday, September 23, 2019 at 08:33:18
What a happy feeling to have your paintings purchased, and to have them displayed in a children's library! Congratulations.
Your daughter has a great costume for Halloween.
America for Beginners? I like the sound of that.
Have a lovely week.
Comment #2: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 20:47:00
I worked so hard on those paintings for the call for art the library put out in 2016. It was a long and weird process from painting them to finally selling them. But it was worth the effort.
I'll be reading America for Beginners next week.
Comment #3: Monday, September 23, 2019 at 11:19:21
That's so cool that your paintings are in the library! That must be so satisfying.
Comment #4: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 20:49:00
Satisfying and surreal.
Comment #5: Monday, September 23, 2019 at 12:02:40
Great books...and art work. Enjoy getting ready for the puppy.
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Comment #6: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 20:49:00
Thank you. Hopefully in November we'll be able to pick up our puppy.
Comment #7: Monday, September 23, 2019 at 15:35:54
Well, it was sort of like painting. Getting a new dog sounds like fun. I also like the costume. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Comment #8: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 20:53:00
I still have more staining to do but I took today off because we're in the middle of a heatwave.
Comment #9: Monday, September 23, 2019 at 16:50:34
I really love the painting of Salmon. Beautiful! Hope you have a great week!
Comment #10: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 20:56:00
Thank you. I finished the painting today.
Comment #11: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 13:36:25
I love your paintings, you're very talented! Dead Voices and Nevers are both on my TBR, hope you enjoy them!
Comment #12: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 20:58:00
Nevers was interesting; I'll be posting my review next Tuesday. I'm looking forward to starting Dead Voices; I loved Small Spaces.