At the beginning of every year I make a vision board to improve my life in some way. Do you see the photo of a woman sitting outside a cafe. This image inspired me to take time every weekend to relax and read. I even joined a book club (She Reads DTLA) that meets every month near the Arts District. Below are a few of the books I read last year. In addition, we read Mindy Kaling’s “Why Not Me”, (loved this honest portrait of a Hollywood actress’s life) “We’re Going to Need More Wine” (Yuck-I just could not get into that one) “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” By Rebecca Skloot (Fascinating!!!!!) “The Last Black Unicorn” By Tiffany Haddish (She is hilarious and I really liked the format of this book-almost straight dialogue)( I loved seeing her onstage at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills-“She ready”) and “The Glass Castle” By Jeannette Walls (a sad story about addiction, tearful.)
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“My Life In France” by Julia Child was absolutely superb! She is incredibly upbeat and disciplined in her craft. I just loved how she followed her bliss in the kitchen, teaching, writing, cooking, eating and loving on her endlessly supportive husband. The drink I am sipping is a fresh pressed ginger, turmeric, cardamon, cinnamon, cracked pepper almond milk tea.
Book Club discussion day of Piper Kerman’s “Orange is the New Black”. These ladies are tough and what can I say, I finished reading this book in a few days! As an artist, I must add that the book cover design is very successful. Simple, clean and modern.
“Brave”- This was intense and very Hollywood.
Here I am in my studio reading this book of short stories about writers who visit Paris. A fast read and great for in-between activities.
Best in Show! Did you see this phrase on my Vision Board? well, it happened. I won $1000, got my painting on the cover and had an article written about my work in REED, a California Literary Journal. Hurray!
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