HERE. A Pop-Up Shop (Annapolis, MD)

This Friday is opening night at HERE. A Pop-Up Shop in Annapolis, Maryland.  The women who run this awesome pop-up are amazing and have really helped me become a more serious and dedicated (albeit crazy busy!) artist.  I will always be thankful for their kind words, support and inspiration of local talent.

This POP-UP is themed LIVE.LOVE.(shop)LOCAL.  I will be painting LIVE during the week of the shop, so hope to see some of you there!

Come on over on Friday night, 7-9pm at 40 West Street in Annapolis for opening night.  Or come see us any night next week for fun local art, crafts, and vendors.

Here. A Pop Up Shop

June’s Book Club Book: “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini

Screen Shot 2013-07-08 at 8.13.26 PMJune’s Book Club pick was “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini, author of “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns”.  The book was set in Afghanistan, just as his others were, and told the tragic tale of the interwoven lives of several people living in the transitional years before, during and after the Taliban in Afghanistan.  The story was EXTREMELY sad, the book club was a little up in arms about reading such a depressing book (sorry girls!), but Hosseini writes so poignantly and with such talent, that the terrible tale of others disaster and misfortune is still a compelling tale.  We all cried, right?  I hope so.

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I always enjoy a story that has the “Crash movie effect”.  In other words, everyone’s lives are interconnected and woven in such a complicated and interrelated plot.  In the end, the sad tales of one’s life are related so closely to the plot of another and it is so very intriguing  to me at least!

What did you guys think?

Join our book club here: 13 in 2013 on Facebook.

Next up, “The Light Between Oceans” for July.  (It’s realllllllly good!)

 

Also, have you checked out this blog (Joy the Baker)?  She has a great round up of Book Club ideas and a collaborative summer reading list!  I love it.  We may have to continue this Book Club for years and years, to get through all of these books! :)

 

 

Book Club: “Sweet Tooth”

The Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan

 

Ok book clubbers, what did you think of our February pick by Kate?  “Sweet Tooth” by Ian McEwan was a good read that got EXCELLENT at the end.  Just in time, because I was a little bored and distracted during the middle, but I am easily distracted.

What did you gals think?

I loved the ending so much!!!!

Next month’s book is entitled “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver (thanks Helen!).

Happy reading gals! :)

I’m a sucker for “girl power”

Maybe it’s all of the Alanis Morisette and Spice Girls I listened to in 1996 or maybe it’s the Mary Chapin Carpenter cassette my mom played on repeat in our awesome minivan that same year, but I’ve always been a sucker for “girl power”. (Note: it could also be the all-girls high school I called home for 4 years).

But, how fun does this look, ladies! I’d love to try the Tough Mudder, but I have ZERO interest in being electrocuted during a race. So, the next best thing is being filthy, covered in mud, and giggling about it with some buddies! Who’s in?!!

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Book club…book #1: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Book club, it’s time to chat…

What did you think of our first read? Tell me here in the comments section!!

I loved the “Potato Peel Pie Society” so much I am sure I will read it again someday!

The best part of the book to me was the character development. I felt, while reading, like I had a whole new set of friends in Scotland.

Also, the style of the writing was so easy to read. I loved reading the letters back and forth because it didn’t feel like a chore to complete a chapter if I was tired of reading, I could just finish a letter and be done.

That being said, I could not put the book down!!!! I just Loved it! 5/5 stars!