November needs a do-over for me. I only read one book, didn't see any movies, didn't really seek new music or art...I'm not exactly sure what I did to fill my days, really. I'm overcompensating in December, and just picked up about 30 books from the library. Young adult fiction, picture books, photography books, art … Continue reading Pop Culture Catch Up: Really Catching Up
My little baby is turning four years old this weekend. I can't even. Wasn't he just a rumble in my tummy a week ago? Didn't I just bring him home from the hospital yesterday? Weren't we snuggling in the wee early hours just this morning? (Oh wait, we were...he's a snuggly kiddo.) Our little guy … Continue reading Mr. Jasper
Somewhere down the line, a relative of my husband's had compiled a history of his family dating back to 1775, with names and brief stories about each family member. Who they married, how they died, where they lived, and if something exciting happened, like a divorce, or a gambling debt gone horrifically wrong. We used … Continue reading Family Tree Inspiration
There was a time in my life when Saturday nights were for pub crawls and parties*, but now they're for watching Austin City Limits (Vampire Weekend!) and playing with watercolors. *No, there was never a time in my life like that. But this is my blog, I can do what I want, say what I want.
Excuse me, little boy of mine, while I sit and ponder what your picture book is trying to say. By 8pm, I just want to turn off my brain and read THE GRUFFALO to you (the best picture book ever written, in my opinion), not something that inspires discussion and questions about life beyond life. … Continue reading Friday Reads: Existential Picture Books
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2AxwllQOHE This may or may not be how I get my daily exercise...
There are some things from childhood that should remain as pure nostalgia, never to be watched or read again as an adult, ESPECIALLY with someone who has never before experienced it. I'm looking at you, THE LOST BOYS. There are some things that are meant to be dug out from the storage box and shared … Continue reading Monday Musings: Middle Readers
Watching: As many movies as I can, specifically at The Moxie. I love love loved IN A WORLD. So original, funny, charming, and I actually had to hold myself back from clapping (I hate it when people applaud in the movies. THE ACTORS CAN'T HEAR YOU!). Go see it! I also saw recently PRINCE AVALANCHE. … Continue reading Pop Culture Catch Up – October
Even though I promised myself that I would only read happy books in 2012, my subconscious must have been thinking about Mayan prophecies or something, because I somehow managed to bookend the year with two end-of-the-world novels. I can't quite call them apocalyptic, or post-apocalytpic, because they were neither, which may explain why I was … Continue reading Friday Reads: End of Year List
So it has been decided. I'm writing a children's book. Actually, I already wrote it, a few nights ago. Now I need to decide if I illustrate it, how I seek a publisher, do I self publish, what kind of App do I create as a companion, etc. etc. I cannot believe how excited I … Continue reading Friday Reads: Children’s Books