Friday, August 29, 2014

These days

Watching:  Last Tango in Halifax - a lovely BBC show about two widowed older folks who meet again and decide to marry. And Sherlock

Eating:  Juicy white peaches.  Poached salmon.  Lots of basil.

Reading:  Incessantly. The best of recent novels:

     The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances by Ellen Cooney.  A mysterious school for the rehabilitation of abused dogs -- or is it for the rehabilitation of the people who come there? 

     Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes by Betsy Woodman - the first in a series about a Scottish woman in India, along the lines of the Alexander McCall Smith "Ladies Detective Agency" series.

     11/22/63, Stephen King's non-horror time travel novel about a man who tries to go back in time to stop the assassination of JFK.

    The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna von Praag.  A house for women who need a bit of a breather while they figure things out, along with some magic realism.  Charming.

Creating:  Lots of sketches.  (See here.)  Jumbly journals.  (See here.)  And getting ready to quilt a quilt that has been waiting far too long.

What have you been up to?  Read any good books lately?


  1. Last Tango is interesting. More down to Earth than Downtown! Great sketching. I'm moving on to Seeing in Sketchbook SKOOL. Learning to slow down.

  2. Just finished Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore. a captivating read.
    love your art work, wish i could draw, but I am tangling now thanks to your inspiration.

  3. Diane! I loved Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookshop too! And thanks for your lovely compliment. Glad you are enjoying the zentangling. Isn't it fun?