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Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 23): 03/23/20

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

News:

Now our entire state is on shelter in place. It's looking very likely that the June graduation trip will be cancelled. Our July travel plans are also uncertain. The AP (advanced placement) tests will be abbreviated and offered online. But we remain in good spirits at home.

Drawings I made:


To keep things simpler to post, I'm sharing one image of all the week's drawings. They're all done with copic markers.

Paintings worked on:

I have opened an Etsy store. Right now there are eight paintings available. I haven't updated the store to add newly completed ones. If you've seen something posted and want to buy it, email me. I am also open for commissions. Prices are by size of canvas.

Jellyfish
The jellyfish is now finished. I will be offering it for sale.

Nectarines
The nectarines are also finished and will be for sale on Etsy.

Sandhill crane landscape
I'm now 4 hours into painting this 16x20 sandhill crane landscape.

Pasta wip
I'm 3 hours into this 6x6 painting of pasta.

What I read:

  • Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon
  • Flowers and Foul Play by Amanda Flower
  • Death on the Page by Essie Lang
  • In West Mills by De'Shawn Charles Winslow

What I'm reading:

  • Mañanaland by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Home and Away by Candice Montgomery
  • The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee
  • The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage by Derek Landy

Up Soon:

  • The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire Part Three by Michael Dante DiMartino
  • Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst and Paula Garner
  • Mimi Lee Gets a Clue by Jennifer J. Chow
  • The Haunting of Vancouver Island by Shanon Sinn

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Comment #1: Monday, March 23, 2020 at 03:09:49

Marg

Good luck with your Etsy store!



Comment #2: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 21:10:00

Pussreboots

Thank you



Comment #3: Monday, March 23, 2020 at 08:38:44

Laurel-Rain Snow

I love the art, especially the nectarines. The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage sounds good.

Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog. Enjoy your week.



Comment #4: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 21:13:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. I had fun painting the nectarines. I'll get The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage reviewed as soon as I can.



Comment #5: Monday, March 23, 2020 at 08:40:37

bermudaonion (Kathy)

I have a trip planned in May and am wondering if it will happen as well. Surely this thing will end sometime. We're managing well at home too. Stay safe!



Comment #6: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 21:16:00

Pussreboots

We are managing but our 70 year old house isn't so happy with us being home 24/7. We have been having some plumbing emergencies.



Comment #7: Monday, March 23, 2020 at 09:18:45

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

I'm glad you are in good spirits. I'm trying to focus on positive things and do the small things I can do to keep my mind off the troubles.



Comment #8: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 21:16:00

Pussreboots

My art, Animal Crossing, and Coraline the puppy are all good distractions for me.



Comment #9: Monday March, 23, 2020 at 10:15:48

Colletta

You are very talented. Best wishes on the etsy shop! I hope you can stop by

Colletta



Comment #10: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 21:21:00

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #11: Monday, March 23, 2020 at 13:07:12

Kathy Martin

I'm glad that our state isn't quite as frontline as yours. Most people are staying home since almost all businesses are closed or working limited hours with limited staff though. I'm keeping busy with online gaming and audiobooks now. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #12: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 21:23:00

Pussreboots

Our streets are dead right now. Our little downtown is usually bustling and it's sad to see it all closed. I hope the shops can survive. When we first moved here 15 years ago the downtown was as quiet as is now. I'm playing Animal Crossing and listening to various cozy mysteries.



Comment #13: Monday, March 23, 2020 at 15:25:32

Laurie C

I'm seeing a lot of cozy mysteries around the blogosphere today! Of Curses and Kisses looks like a fun read, too. Adding it to my TBR list!



Comment #14: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 21:28:00

Pussreboots

Of Curses and Kisses is delightful. My review is here.



Comment #15: Monday, March 23, 2020 at 16:58:01

Yvonne

It's looking like many plans are going to be canceled in the months to come. It's all so crazy, isn't it?

Your drawings are wonderful as always.

Your books look good. I have Mimi Lee Gets A Clue to read too. I'm not sure when I'll get to it though.

I hope you have a great week. Stay safe!



Comment #16: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 21:30:00

Pussreboots

This year has been surreal. Not a complete surprise. We saw it coming. But it's still a strange time to live.



Comment #17: Monday, March 23, 2020 at 20:39:19

Cheryl Malandrinos

We aren't at shelter in place stage yet, but all non-essential businesses must close tomorrow at noon. Not even sure if real estate will be considered essential business yet.

Your artwork is just the thing to lift my spirits.

Praying you stay safe and healthy.



Comment #18: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 21:31:00

Pussreboots

Open Houses have been banned here. I'm not sure about individual showings. If you want to see more of my artwork, I'm on Instagram.

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