Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A couple of delightful looking books!

My dear daughter texted me after work to see if I could meet her at a local bookstore after work. She needed me to sit in the van with the girls while she ran inside and bought this book.

I got there ahead of her and was looking at the books displayed in the windows. There were a couple of D'Aulaire books on display; their Greek and Norse Mythologies, I believe. I decided to search around Amazon for some of their books at a better price. I came across these two, which I put on my wish list. I LOVE their illustrations and want to have them purely for the art, though I'm sure the stories will be fun as well!
 I've long been fascinated by the lives of the Sami reindeer herders. This should be a good book to read aloud to the grands. :)
 And who can resist trolls? I look forward to closely inspecting these illustrations.

When I got home I mowed half of the front lawn. I'll finish it up tomorrow after work. My head was feeling a little woozy. I think it's the allergens in the air. So I thought it best to stop for today.

Micah is sitting on my couch as I type. She's reading her Sociology text so she can do her assignments. Borrowing my internet. It's nice to have her company. :)

That's all I have for now. :)

Peace to all.


  1. The Life Changing magic of tidying up....I like that but more needed in my life is The life-changing magic of enjoying making meals and cleaning up afterwards. I don`t think that book has been written yet.

    Why does it seem to me that Jan Brett has illustrated a book on the Sami reindeer.... must look through my childrens books.

    1. I'm not sure about the Jan Brett question. She has illustrated a lot of books with snow, reindeer, mittens, etc. I can believe she might have done one. :)

  2. Aw, you are a good mama.
    I love illustrations, too!
    Guess what I got in the mail? YES! My bracelets and a book mark AND a gorgeous card! THANK YOU, sweet friend.
    I'll blog about it next time. This is Yarn Along day and I have to hustle around to get ready for my book club meeting.
    Sending love your way, art buddy!

    1. Yay, glad you got them! Enjoy your day, art buddy! :)

  3. Read the Marie Kondo. Will be curious as to your take on it. She IS very tidy. :)

    1. Well, I have a feeling I won't be reading the book. I already went through my Fly Lady phase and do occasionally do some decluttering, but I don't want to think about it TOO much, lol. :)

  4. Yay for granny internet! That will certainly bring the family around :) haha! Those books look fun, but my! That troll has a NOSE!


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