I’d hoped to show you some photos of my updated workspace, but I’m just finishing the second of two novel revisions, and I’m surrounded by a flurry of manuscript pages. Hopefully I’ll have a reveal for you next week!
Also, I spent much of Wednesday and yesterday celebrating World Read Aloud Day. I Skyped with schools in New Hampshire, Ohio, Illinois, Georgia, and Florida. Whew! Many thanks to the teachers and librarians for inviting me, and to the students, who were both well-behaved and prepared with super-smart questions.
I do have one fun project reveal for you today — a gallery of family portraits my husband and I recently installed in our house.
As you take in the above photo, you might notice there’s something…different…about our family. As it turns out, neither Scott nor I has access to many photos of our relatives, but we’ve needed something to fill the big, blank wall in this room for some time. I did some thinking, and then some poking around on Etsy, made a few trips to Target and Michaels for budget-conscious frames and mats, and voila! Our gallery was born.
We’re still debating whether or not to add little old-fashioned, hand-written nameplates on each portrait. Or maybe we should just leave well-enough alone. What do you think?
I love them all, but my favorite is this guy. I know I have some Blackfoot Indian ancestry on my father’s side, but I’ve never discovered any other details. For now, this guy (whom I call Chief Birdtree, aka Uncle Birdy) is a more than worthy stand-in.
The more I look at him, the more I see a family resemblance.