In the category of “Better late than never…” I had a lesson this week in my year-long portrait-painting class that took as its inspiration Picasso’s harlequins. It was a complicated, lengthy, and convoluted lesson and I almost didn’t… Read More

All the feels

His thoughts were all cerulean. Linus Baker, The House in the Cerulean Sea From my first glimpse of the whimsical cover illustration with its charming lettering,I had high hopes that I would love this book. It reminded me… Read More

Significant relationships

I picked up The Marsh King’s Daughter, by Karen Dionne,with the misconception that it would be a fantasy retelling of an obscure fairy tale. But although the author makes creative episodic use of the Hans Christian Andersen story… Read More