Lately I’ve been devouring travel memoirs. And they’re fueling my wanderlust. From a trip to Scotland last year. A very rare bird in Loch Lomond. I love that about books. The ability to influence and inspire. I was around eleven when I read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The chocolate river. The candy (side note: twenty years later a made up story about a candy store would be my kids most requested bedtime story). The story hooked me. Oh, and the… Read more »

Sometimes a book inspires me to action Wisdom as prompted by Illustration Friday‘s weekly art challenge. This challenge got me thinking about those books that I read that inspired me to fill my fridge with enough produce to make a five-pound bowl of parsley salad. Or buy running shoes. Or a tent. Or art supplies. Or the sequel to the book. Or follow the author or illustrator on every social media platform (it’s not stalking if they put the icons… Read more »

Honestly, I hesitated over the word fun in my blog title. Like lots of people (who aren’t kids) I’m kind of done with winter. But we’ve got another snow day here in central Virginia. And just as nature teased us with some thaw. I decided not to wear my boots this day. Soaked my sneakers and socks. I was just a tad too optimistic. But I have been finding some fun (I am, a kid at heart, I suppose). A… Read more »