Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sick Day Recommendation List

sick day

I woke up this morning with the beginnings of the same cold that Lumberjack had over the weekend, so I'm curling up on the couch with a giant cup of tea, chewing echinacea tablets like candy, and catching up on some reading.  I've also been thinking a lot about one of my illustration assignments, where I've decided to try different techniques in each one of 4 illustrations.  I've already done one in colored pencil and ink, and I think I'm going to try Copic markers, printed paper, and watercolors in the other 3.  I might do some experimentation with Copics today while I'm holed up on the couch!

Things I'm Reading & Looking At:

Paris in Color, by Nichole Robertson.  This little gem of a book is full of gorgeous photographs of Paris, grouped by color - and if you're anything like me, looking at it will make you seriously want a lemon pastry and a little mint-green motorbike!

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain.  This book is a thoughtful and thorough exploration of what it means to be an introvert, with focuses ranging from physiology to education and beyond.

The Power of Vulnerability, a TED talk by Brené Brown in which she talks about both her research and personal experience with the subject of vulnerability in a really candid, wonderful way.

Colette Patterns Zinnia.  I've fallen in love with the sheer version of this swishy skirt!

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