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I post daily (photos of my journal pages, things that inspire me and personal bits and pieces) to inspire and encourage others. I have always believed that if I can do it, so can you.

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I love teaching and truly believe that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

What I'm Reading

First off, big thanks to everyone who has taken the time to respond to my survey. I'll post my thoughts about it in a day or two. You can continue to email me or leave comments as you like.

I had a great day of teaching today, great students who really got into their pages. Thanks again, ladies.

It's hot in LaLa Land so I'm off to veg with one of these books. I just finished Amanda Palmer's The Art of Asking (which I really enjoyed.) She mentioned Brene Brown (who also wrote Amanda's foreward) so I may end up reading Daring Greatly next. At the same time, there's the W.G. Sebald book that looks yummy about the artists and writers who shaped his life. I started collecting Sebald books after Maira Kalman spoke very highly and repeatedly about him. I haven't really read them yet (skimmed them) and I know they will be a treat.

Then, there's Barnabas...David and I have been watching Dark Shadows and I'm OBSESSED with it. I found the entire series of books locally last week and I can't wait to start reading them. At the same time, I may save them for when we're done watching the series (40 or so left from the 140 we recorded during a local station's series binge.) I'm adding the comics to my wishlist. I haven't been excited about vampires for a long time. The book series will be something that I can really sink my teeth into (hardeharharhar.)

Update: (Monday afternoon)
I've tried several times to read Brene Brown's Daring Greatly and it's just not for me. I reread the first thirty pages last night. I skimmed several chapters and I just can't read it. Amanda Palmer's The Art of Asking, on the other hand, I LOVED and devoured it. It was personal, honest and real. I'd recommend it to anyone especially my fellow artists.


Aimeslee said...

I have tried to read another of Brown's books, and couldn't. Your new Dark Shadows obsession got my memories going. Are you too young to have watched the original TV airing? Do you realize it was an afternoon soap opera? (ABC did try a nighttime airing later on.) I was in junior high, I think. We girls were ALL obsessed over the summer, but once school started we were SOL. I remember being quite envious of a friend whose mother audio-taped it for her every day. That makes me LOL. It was literally all you could do as for as recording back then. Anyway, ENJOY and know it was delightfully bizarre and cool for its time. xoxo

Kelly Kilmer said...

Glad it wasn't just me about Brene's books. I tried three times and I just couldn't do it.

I LOVE Dark Shadows. I wasn't born when the series was on but my husband often tells stories of rushing home from school to see it and he wasn't happy about band practice days when he'd miss it. LOL I am loving the series. I'll be disappointed when it's over as the tv station showed about 140 of them and we've got about 35 left. At least I know there are more out there. :)

Have a wonderful week!