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Brooklyn Art Library

Our trip to NYC this year included a stop at the Brooklyn Art Library, just like last year. We wanted to give our sketchbooks some love and check out a few new ones, too.

We looked at some incredible books. First, we checked out books by my pen-pal friend, Jeannine Saylor. Her books have a sweet straight-forward style to them- they are lovely to look at.

Then we looked at a book by an illustrator named Gina Perry. She has such tiny detail in her work – it was so much fun to look at.


My favorite book there was by Lauren Schroer, from Chicago, IL. She used the theme “Sandwich”. I loved poring over that book!!

We also loved this book with cute monsters by Marie O’Riordan, from Toronto, Ontario.

Finally, one of my favorite pages of the day, by Berry Villegas, from Orlando, FL:

Found Rainbows: NYC

These things make me happy. I love all these bright rainbow colors (especially on a snowy day like today) that I found at the Museum of Modern Art gift shop in NYC! I was so tempted to buy all of them, but I totally restrained myself. I collect memories of rainbow things, rather than the things themselves, I guess!

Measuring cups and bowls.

Rainbow tumblers

Placemats

More placemats

MOMA punch-out calendar

Really had to restrain myself with this one!

Umbrella

Gratitude Tuesday

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Gratitude Tuesday, but it seems appropriate, given that our Thanksgiving weekend has just passed. We spent the weekend in NYC, so we missed out on turkey dinner, but we had lots of other great stuff to make up for that.

I’m grateful for:

Spending the weekend with my husband, my kids, my brother, my sister-in-law, my nephew, and my father.

Riding on the back of a pedicab after seeing “Nice Work if you can get it” with Matthew Broderick!

Great food!

Grimaldi’s pizza in Brooklyn: worth the wait.

Visiting with people we miss.

Breakfast at Sarabeth’s.