French children's library card from the wallet of my Parisian friend! International #booknerd win. Merci @abigaillabranche 😘 #ilustración #cavanna
Wake ➡️ Make
On the desk this morning #coverart
More book cover progress, tiny house this morning.
BOOK COVER progress 🌿
Crazy week :: neighborhood Marsh intermission ::
Thanks for the review (and the beautiful picture) @appyreading with @repostapp
A few posts back we looked at the book, Cry, Heart, but Never Break. A touching story about death. This can be a difficult subject to discuss with kids, so it's great to have wonderful resources to help. In my brief search, I discovered that beauty and this one, Grandma's Gloves, by Cecil Castellucci and Julia Denos.
A young girl and her grandmother share a bond. They love to spend time in the garden together. “Grandma always says, “You are my most special flower of all.” And on hot days she waters me with the hose.” But one day—these three words always bring change, and in the case of this book, the story quickly turns solemn. The grandmother’s health declines. The story touches upon the effects of Alzheimer’s. She no longer smells of earth, coffee, hair spray, and perfume, instead antiseptic wipes, apple juice, and talcum powder.
@juliadenos’ illustrations are wispy and whimsical. There’s a warm glow about them. Told in first person, the story is sincere. We not only experience the happy before, the sad goodbye, but also the healing the girl goes through—her realisation that her grandmother has died, and her understanding that the memories of our loved ones can be carried with us, passed on to others. Legacies can continue through the family line. It’s a way of coming to terms with loss, remembering, and showing our love.
@afriendlyaffair is sharing a selection of children’s books to help kids deal with grief, brilliant analyses, and reading tips. Head over to her feed to check them out.
Do you have a Monday #mustread? Tag it with #mymondaymustread to share it with us. #afriendlybookseries
Brynn and Lou make brave color tamers! Thanks for having us today @odysseybookshop ✨
Day 17/100: Baby's Breath for my sister. A good memory from Friday night decorating her little house in the woods till the wee hours. (Catch up on #the100dayproject )
Tomorrow! South Hadley! COLOR CAMP at @odysseybookshop be sure to sign up on their website. We're making #colortaming masks tomorrow!! 🐯
16/100. My dear marsh. Painted from a photo I took on my run today. Heavy hearted, the news again. Was cursing myself tonight for starting this #THE100DAYPROJECT in what is proving to be a very painful time for our planet. Tonight, like many other nights, I would have rather avoided art making all together, but then fear wins. I want life to win. So. #paintnow love to France 🇫🇷
#colortaming with See-see on the dining room table
15/100. #THE100DAYPROJECT was listening to "hands up" by @devhynes . Goodnight all.
She's part of a series called "Of the Wild" focusing on internal dialogue with Nature by way of mark-making, and portraits of women. This work is up at @hauswitch for the month of July--thanks for having us Erica.