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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (December 16): 12/16/19

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

Last week was a good one. We had nearly a week of rain. I had time to work on art but also got out and about.

Canyon Middle School band
On Thursday my daughter and I watched a friend of ours perform in her school's holiday concert. She plays the flute.

Family at Moonraker
On Friday we had dinner with family at the Moonraker in Pacifica.

Great egret: wip
I finished the Great Egret painting.

Pride shoes: wip
I'm four hours into my work on Pride Shoes.

Black Necked Stilt: wip
I'm two hours into this Black Necked Stilt painting.

Koi: wip
I've just started a small koi painting.

But the really exciting news is that I've been commissioned to do a sandhill crane painting which is due at the end of January. So I've been doing some test sketches with my Copics.

Two sandhill crane sketches

Sandhill cranes courting

What I read:

  • Crust No One by Winnie Archer
  • Past Perfect Life by Elizabeth Eulberg
  • Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks (Illustrator)
  • Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore
  • Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds and Alexander Nabaum
  • Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 4 by Ryoko Kui
  • Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf
  • Crush by Svetlana Chmakova
  • Sandhill Cranes by Lynn M. Stone

What I'm reading:

  • Girl on Film by Cecil Castellucci et al.
  • Counting to Perfect by Suzanne LaFleur
  • No Place Like Here by Christina June
  • The Killings at Badger's Drift by Caroline Graham

Up Soon:

  • All-American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney
  • The Haunting on Heliotrope Lane by Carolyn Keene
  • The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala
  • Something Borrowed by Richelle Mead

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Comment #1: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 22:19:55

Martha Eskuchen

I am loving the egret painting. I'm impressed.

I am so sorry your family got the flu bug. It has been swirling around church and office here. I keep trying to get my sleep to avoid getting sick.

You have more good reading going on.

Happy Reading!



Comment #2: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 15:16:00

Pussreboots

The flu went by pretty quick; we'd all had our shots in October. I have two new bird paintings going now.



Comment #3: Monday, December 16, 2019 at 04:17:49

Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

Congratulations on the commission!

Wishing you a great reading week



Comment #4: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 15:18:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. It came out of the blue. I'll post updates next week.



Comment #5: Monday, December 16, 2019 at 08:13:01

Laurel-Rain Snow

Your dinner out looks delightful. I remember living near Pacifica, back in the day. Great art!

Enjoy your week.



Comment #6: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 15:21:00

Pussreboots

We lived in Pacifica from 2001 to 2004. We still like to go there from time to time.



Comment #7: Monday, December, 16, 2019 at 09:30:20

bermudaonion (Kathy)

Congratulations on the painting commission! That's wonderful news. I hope this week is great as well.



Comment #8: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 15:23:00

Pussreboots

The week is off to a good start. Thanks.



Comment #9: Monday, December 16, 2019 at 10:04:52

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

How exciting! A commission. Will painting eventually replace reading in your life? Painting seems to give you such happiness.

I'm taking along a small sketchbook and a box of paints to Paris when I go at the end of January. My plan is to paint something each day.

Love the variety of your reading. All-American Muslim Girl sounds so interesting.

Have a great week, Sarah.



Comment #10: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 15:25:00

Pussreboots

I've been painting since I was ten. I've been tracking my reading since I was fourteen. I can't imagine giving one up for the other.

Have fun in Paris. I've never been.



Comment #11: Monday, December 16, 2019 at 11:07:34

JoAnn @ Gulfside Musing

Sounds a you had a fun week. I'm always amazed at all you mange to accomplish... both reading and art!



Comment #12: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 15:30:00

Pussreboots

I schedule time for both.



Comment #13: Monday, December 16, 2019 at 14:09:42

Kathy Martin

Congrats on your commission. Nice looking bunch of books too. I liked Past Perfect Life a lot. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #14: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 15:33:00

Pussreboots

Thanks. I also liked Past Perfect Life.



Comment #15: Monday, December 16, 2019 at 15:12:50

Kathryn Trask

Wonderful to have a commission and a little scary I would imagine too. Hmm All American Muslim Girl makes me want to explore that a bit furhter.



Comment #16: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 15:35:00

Pussreboots

I'm not scared. I'm thrilled and I'm hyper focused. I've gotten good feedback and will post updates next week.



Comment #17: Monday, December 16, 2019 at 18:55:58

Greg

Sounds like you had a good week! Nice art too. :)



Comment #18: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 15:37:00

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #19: Monday, December 16, 2019 at 22:39:39

Yvonne

The Great Egret painting came out great. The others look great too. Congrats on getting the commission. Have a great week!



Comment #20: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 15:39:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. I'm working on two more bird pieces now.



Comment #21: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 03:52:21

Svetlana

My goodness! Gorgeous paintings :D Good luck!



Comment #22: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 15:40:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. The feedback has been awesome. I'll post an update next week.

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