AUGUST 2017We'll explore kitchens and kitchen set design from past beloved television shows. We'll also drool over beautiful kitchens depicted in movies. We'll discuss the ways kitchens are used on screen to facilitate the dialogue and story; and we'll design some of our own fanciful kitchens for our favorite as-yet-un-filmed books.See More
"I think it's ok for new artists to learn how to paint/create, and find out what their own style is, by copying. Later on though, copying could become plagiarism, which is a no-no. As long as they aren't making money from copying…"
Join other Laura Ingalls Wilder Fans in celebrating her February 7, 1867 birthday. Chat about her life, writings and history. The chat begins at 4pm PST/7pm EST and continues throughout the evening.See More
OCTOBER 2017We'll learn about the Danish lifestyle philosophy of living cozily, Hygge. How can we apply it in Spring as well as in Winter, and what other Scandinavian countries have similar lifestyle concepts? See More
"Yes! I often listen to her music in the car - the softer stuff is nice for long contemplative drives, the faster stuff makes an errand or a commute more fun.
I put Bella Donna on for dinner parties too, but only with guests I know will appreciate…"
I wish Alice Hoffman would revisit this magical world she created and let us peep in on the characters perhaps ten or fifteen years later.. especially the little girls!Or a prequel where we could see more of the witches when they were younger, or way back during the Aunties' teenage years - that would be a hoot!Perhaps some fanfic is in order!ClaudiaSee More
MARCH 2017: Anybody want to join me in reading At Home in Japan: A Foreign Woman's Journey of Discovery with me?"What would it be like to move to Japan, leaving everyone you know behind, to become part of a traditional Japanese household? At Home in Japan tells an extraordinary true story of a foreign woman who goes through an amazing transformation, as she makes a move from a suburban lifestyle in California to a new life, living in Japan. She dedicates 30…See More
What I really like about Stevie's albums is how versatile they are.I like to listen to her music on road trips (Bella Donna especially), put a selected playlist on for dinner parties (slower songs, not faster stuff like Stand Back and Just Like the White Winged Dove).If I have a lazy Sunday afternoon and I'm cooking or doing chores around the house, I fill my home with her music while I work. And if my boyfriend is home, he doesn't mind hearing it though she's not his style of music.And I feel…See More
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