Art · Children · Reading

Mixed Tape Monday 11.4.19

On [most] Mondays, I share my mixed tape of a smattering of thoughts, ideas, videos, songs, etc. that stuck out to me in the past week. Here is this Monday’s mix:

::Back in June, I had the privilege of touring Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. Did you know that his home on this property was octagonal?! His whole estate was quite a work of art.  I recently learned that our local museum–The Chrysler Museum–has an exhibit in honor of Jefferson.  I think it would be a worthwhile visit.

::This is definitely our favorite picture book of the week:

::And since Thanksgiving is nearly around the corner, I’ll mention one of my absolute favorite picture books for November or around Thanksgiving.  I know I’ve mentioned Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet in the past but it is worth highlighting again.  It covers the story of the puppeteer who eventually spear-headed the start of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.  There are beautiful illustrations and it is a captivating story.

::A sweet friend gifted me with Andrew Peterson’s non-fiction book, Adorning the Dark.  Though I haven’t finished it yet, I would highly recommend it to any creative-minded person out there.  By the way, the longer I live, the more I realize we each have a creative mind–our creativity just manifests itself in different ways depending on how God made us!



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