Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

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I love snapping colorful photos, so this week’s photo challenge really delighted me. These bright and colorful photos were taken at a Day of the Dead celebration at the Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, Washington. It was the focal point immediately when you entered. This design was entirely made with colored sand. I tried my best to capture it from above. Without all these bold colors, this art work would not be as powerful.




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Weekly Quote: Mahatma Gandhi

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Be the change that you wish to see in the world.

― Mahatma Gandhi

I dedicate this quote to my sister, Rebecca, who recently graduated from the University of Washington with a fine art degree. Here are some photos from her art show. Click on her name for more information about the artist.

Weekly Quote: Roald Dahl

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I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.

― Roald Dahl

Sharing Sunday – Cute Puppies, Window Frost, Hilarious Art, & More

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Are you in need of a cute fix during your work week? NEADS (National Education for Assistance Dog Services) posts an adorable puppy training to be an assistance dog every day Monday through Friday at 11am.

This week’s photo challenge is window and I’ve looked at many beautiful window photos. Here’s an interesting photo with frost on the window.

Here’s a humorous site that uses wires to transform regular objects into hilarious art. You’ll discover marshmallows walking a plank into hot cocoa.

Here’s a humorous post that shows the United States in word graphics categorizing each region.

This is another children’s book blog that provides the book’s reading level, genre, grade interest, and lesson plans for some books.


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Book Review: Clara and Mr.Tiffany

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Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland

Historical Fiction, 432 pages

Clara and Mr. Tiffany takes place in New York City during the late 1890s. Clara Driscoll creates and designs leaded glass lampshades and stained glass windows under Louis Comfort Tiffany. Clara desires recognition, since none of the artist names are mentioned when featured at the Chicago World’s Fair or in Paris. Tiffany has a strict policy: He doesn’t hire married women. In a sense, Clara is married to Tiffany himself since she works closely with him getting creative feedback and strives to please him. She suggests the idea of  a new glass lampshade, which they keep as a secret. Clara is head of the women’s department or the ‘Tiffany Girls’. There are different men in Clara’s life, but she’s committed to her artistic aspirations and knows that if she marries she can no longer work at Tiffany’s. Throughout Clara and Mr. Tiffany there are struggles between the men’s and women’s department. The women’s work isn’t always appreciated and they’re not in a union. Eventually, Clara must decide who she’s most devoted to. The book highlights New York City changes with skyscrapers being built and the subway. At times, I thought the book was slow. Often, I wanted to shake Clara since she was so attached to Tiffany. The book was enjoyable and I gave it four stars. Clara Driscoll’s life is highlighted with more details in the afterword.