if you like illustrated books these are a couple that are worthwhile.
fabulous in the extreme and excellent ideas for sketchbook pages.
meanwhile in san francisco is by wendy mcnaughton.
hello NY is a julia rothman book.
fascinating reading for a los angeleno!
on a different subject entirely, my students were happy to hear their all powerful ruler is staying. we painted pumpkins this week and drew patterns on them, then hung them on the bulletin board in the hallway outside our class. after school i taped more art to the square panes in the large classroom windows. i always wanted to have a classroom with the big old kind of windows.
when i told mumu that i am staying she laughed, grabbed my arm and squeezed hard. i wish i had a photo of her radiant smiling face. her delight was immediate and genuine.
"oh! GOOD GOOD GOOD!!!" each good more emphatic than the last. then, "fieldtrip, fieldtrip, i go with!"
today is dear mama moss' 86th birthday.
my dad in brazil riding a horse in his tennis shoes and baseball cap!
my 2 sisters have made a pilgrimage to arkansas to visit her & my pop's grave. so far carol has emailed a photo of her and dottie's dinner menu. dinner is an important event for all of the moss children. i am almost positive my mom would have ordered grilled shrimp wrapped in tennessee country ham with sweet bourbon glaze. i think i would have ordered the braised short rib with jalepeno cheese grits, and maple braised acorn squash with toasted pumpkin seeds, but the ginny morris' buttermilk fried chicken with mashed potatoes also sounds good. as soon as i'm done typing this post i'm going to sit out on the porch and ruminate about it.