What has flashed by my reading table lately?


An Excuse to Draw  index    Tommy Kane Sketches the World

Animals in Translation  Temple

Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior   by Temple Grandin


Sketch!   sketch  by  France Belleville-Van Stone   


Ghost in the Guacamole  guacamole jpg    by Sue Ann Jaffarian

Effortless Healing   healing jpg

9 Simple Ways to Sidestep Illness, Shed Excess Weight, and Help your Body Fix Itself     by Dr. Joseph Mercola


Death of a Nag   hamish  by M.C. Beaton 


Online I’ve been busy too:

http://www.sketchbookskool.com   – we signed up for the ‘Beginnings’ sessions. Loving it so far but then the first instructor is Danny Gregory —so what’s not to love? He makes making art so easy.

http://homemade-modern.com   – This clever fellow! Discovered his simple easy-to-make-without-power tools coffee maker and had to make one. I tried a stainless steel funnel first and while it worked well, the monkey mind wanted a glass funnel for filtering and what the monkey mind wants  . . . .Then I found a small glass drip bowl (only took making, and removing, one cup to realize a drip catcher would be a good thing) at the local dollar store which lessened the pain of purchasing the glass funnel from Amazon.ca (ouch when the shipping is added). I love, love, love this kinky little coffee maker!

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http://www.theydrawandcook.com  – So there isn’t much I can say about this site. I mean come on! They draw and they cook. Does it get any better?

http://www.grammarly.com/blog/   – This is  a sweet spot for writers. Excellent unexpected articles on just about everything and they have this most helpful grammar-checking (bad grammar?) program.  Worth a snoop around.


And when I haven’t been doing any of the above, or writing, I’ve been enjoying a cuppa here  and watching the plants harden off for outside planting

IMG_1948          IMG_1949  and go over the plans for a bedroom wall mural after  watching the short video and reading the article The Mountain Mural  over at http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/


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