2018 Reading List

Art
Agnes Martin & Me by Donald Woodman
Broad Strokes by Bridget Quinn
How To See by David Salle
The Gift by Lewis Hyde
The Artist as Culture Producer by Sharon Louden
The Storm of Creativity by Kyna Leski

Faith & Feminism
A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein
Mother Reader by Moyra Davey
Just Mercy by Brian Stevenson
The Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit
Untie the Strong Woman by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Walking on Water by Madeleine L'engle

Fiction
11 spots for book club books (we usually read fiction) 
Caroline by Sarah Miller
Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich (read Jan '18)
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Non-fiction
Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown (read Jan '18)
Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
My Life in France by Julia Child
New and Selected Poems by Mary Oliver
Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne
The Abundance by Annie Dillard
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
The Feast Nearby by Robin Mather
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
The Tech- Wise Family by Andy Crouch
War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges
What Are People For? by Wendell Berry

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River Rae in the farm sink

Finally bathed this adorable baby of mine in our repurposed copper farm sink! Had to snap a few pictures because she lit right up in there and enjoyed herself immensely splashing around, putting her face in the water and pulling herself up to stand (stinker!). 9 months old. 

Home studio

Time changes things and although the novelty of a wonderful studio space in town was amazing, I've discovered I can get a lot more accomplished working from home. I have taken over half of the guest room with my supplies and am enjoying the soft light and view of the magnolia tree outside the windows. The flexibility to come and go, working in the studio intermittently throughout the day is probably the most enjoyable thing of all. I'm adding more plants and elements of beautiful that invite me into the space and inspire my work.  

Desk overlooking the magnolia tree  

Desk overlooking the magnolia tree