Wednesday, May 19, 2010

show / tell


solo post - L, Nikon

I don't have any adventures to share, or stories to tell or even any good photos to show you. The work hours have been long, so it's pretty much been work and sleep. Well there's eating in there too but nothing very exciting, except... there was dinner at my parents the other night. My dad had sourdough bread right out of the oven and it was the best ever. There was corn on the cob, chicken, roasted potatoes and beets, plus he had made a pecan pie – best thing of the week so far. We ate dinner as we watched the birds outside their bird window - the little wren was going in and out of the bird house and the flicker had come to eat suet my mom had hung, the little chickadee was drinking water from a cup filled with fresh water every day. And very briefly we saw a hummingbird. Taylor laughs at my fascination with watching birds and the fact that I always have a camera around my shoulder. I told her that I always had it because I was always trying to get that one great photo of a bird and have yet to get it. She said, "here give me the camera" haha
Since there's still no great bird photo to share, I'm going to have a little 'show and tell'.
Taylor and I went to a nice art festival the other day and I made two purchases. The two little espresso cups caught both of our eyes so I decided to get a pair. She picked out one with more wood knot texture and mine has a special imprint for the thumb - similar but both unique. They are made by Regina Wolff from Atlanta and her work is really exception. I was drawn to it because of the glazes she uses and because her work is inspired by nature. Another artist that is inspired by nature is Jeri Landers. I had seen her books before and liked them but didn't have a child to buy them for. This time I decided why not just buy it for myself. When she asked, "who is it for" I hesitated and said "me". Then she wrote, "For Leslye. Please have tea - Sharp at 3... with Mrs Whiskerkins and me!" and drew a little picture of a bunny. When my niece and nephew come to my house they like hunting and counting all of the bunny things in my house and yard. This book will keep them busy - there's supposed to be 400 bunnies in the book, many of them are hidden.
I enjoy going to art festivals. Do you?

9 comments:

smith kaich jones said...

I LOVE that you bought that book for yourself - I love, love, love that! Love that bunny drawing!

And yes, the day to day grind. Thank you for continuing to stop by my place as I've been working through things. I feel a door opening and will be around to visit more. Bless you. And tell Mrs. Whiskerkins hi when you stop by for tea. :)

xoxo
Debi

S. Etole said...

art festivals are just the best ... and so are children's books

JaL said...

Some of my favorite books are children's books...that I purchased as an adult for myself =) I often will buy them based on illustrations alone, I'm a sucker for beautiful drawings maybe because I can't even draw a decent stick person! A couple of my favorites are Library Lion by Michelle Knudson, and anything by Wallace Edwards.

Char said...

i love that you bought the book for you. i love that sense of whimsy and wonder that you keep alive - it's beautiful.

i collect cooper edens books and they're for children so i totally get that.

georgia b. said...

yes, very much! there are some really great festivals in chicago.

you got some great finds. love the second photo.

her signing message is priceless!

Jewels said...

Haha,great story!!! I would love art festivals if I had the right person to go with...maybe my daughter one of these days :)

ELK said...

SO SO SPECIAL THE BOOK AND TIME WITH tAYLOR..THIS SHARING WARMED MY HEART!!

sorry about all caps..to lazy to rewrite..:)))))

Relyn said...

I love that you bought the book for yourself! (Oh, haha. I just looked left and saw that Debi said the same exact thing.) Sometimes those are the best presents, aren't they? That acknowledgment of our own unique desires and affections. I am so very glad you bought it.

Jaime said...

This is so adorable! I am such a bunny person..even have a pet lop huddled near my feet right now.

I just started a children's book collection...I have always loved hiding out in the children's section of bookstores, and can't figure out why it has taken me this long to actually buy some for myself! I just might follow your lead and pick of one of these delightful books too.
Thank you for sharing!

footnote

The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
If you care to visit, I, Leslye, have another blog - AutumnSun where I ramble around different paths and pleasures of my own.