What we are doing this F A L L
We are excited to start this book for the cold winter eves. Here the author tells a tale of “a transracial adoptee” named Nicole. The book takes you on a journey of Nicole finding her identity as an Asian American and as a writer, becoming ever more curious about where she came from. She is also learning about her childhood stories and if those stories she’d been told was the whole truth.
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain recently suggested when drawing from a photograph to turn that photo upside down and sketch. This way the objects are the shapes themselves instead of you overthinking it to be a neck, an arm, or an eye, etc.
This one point perspective has us intrigued.
Ingredients: 4 oz cold tea 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 dashes aromatic bitters 1 teaspoon sugar syrup (recipe below) 1 1/2 oz cognac.
Directions: Mix ingredients and serve over ice with a lemon slice. Sugar Syrup 2 cups water 2 cups sugar Heat sugar and water together in a saucepan until sugar dissolves. Stirring, bring to a boil and let boil for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Store syrup in a covered container in the refrigerator. Great for sweetening all kinds of tea drinks.
We are excited to have bumped into Dani Shapiro and her new book, Inheritance. Inheritance is a book about secrets–secrets within families, kept out of shame or self-protectiveness; secrets we keep from one another in the name of love. It is the story of a woman’s urgent quest to unlock the story of her own identity.
In this happy but interesting psychological view of How to Be a Good Creature, it takes you on a journey of how we can learn to be our best selves from the animals we share this wonderful planet with. The book explores vast themes: the otherness and sameness of people and animals; the various ways we learn to love and become empathetic; how we find our passion; how we create our families; coping with loss and despair; gratitude; forgiveness; and most of all, how to be a good creature in the world.