Thursday Is Art Day: May 20

Post from old blog. Connecting a Picture and a Quote I always connect this Garth Williams illustration from Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder with these words from Walden, by Henry David Thoreau:"I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion."If Laura … Continue reading Thursday Is Art Day: May 20

Fiction Friday: May 14th

This week I'm sharing a fic inspired by a beloved picture book. The Other Ping ChelleBee53 Summary: In this fic, I explore a part of The Story About Ping from the viewpoint of the little boy on the house boat.Direct quotes, including those out of context, are marked with an asterisk.I've made one change to … Continue reading Fiction Friday: May 14th

Thursday Is Art Day: April 29 In last week's "Thursday Is Art Day" post, I wrote: Next Thursday I’ll share how a novel I love introduced me to another artistwhose also had the first name “Henri”. More than forty years ago, I read Chaim Potok's novel, "My Name Is Asher Lev",  for the first, but definitely not the last, time.  … Continue reading Thursday Is Art Day: April 29

Unheard Jingle (From One Of My Old Blogs) In “Millie Cooper, 3B,” by Charlotte Herman, set in the 1940s, Millie wants one of the new Reynolds Rocket Ballpoint Pens.I think we all know what it is to want something.I’ve been searching online for the Reynolds Rocket jingle mentioned in the book.“Millie longed for the day when she could sing that song with … Continue reading Unheard Jingle (From One Of My Old Blogs)