Laura’s Notes from the Handbasket

Trouble is Here!

Happy 2018, my dears! I hope your holidays were cozy and full of all the things and people you love. In the past couple weeks we’ve layered on the sweaters and spent lots of time refilling bird feeders, but happily so. I’ve been making plans for the year, and they’re relatively simple: more time with …Read More

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A Wonderfully Human Kind of Joy

  This painting by Matthias Stom (Dutch, 1600-1652+) is so vibrant and full of life that it speaks loudly of joy. Stom was Dutch, but he did most of his painting in Italy, closely following the style of Caravaggio. I love this painting’s warm, humid temperature, its Mediteranean feel. It’s a refreshing change from the …Read More

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Saturday Serendipity, 23 December 2017

      Some quick reads for a busy weekend. I don’t know about you, but with all I have to do I haven’t had a lot of time for online reading. Here’s a list you can tackle in about 15-20 minutes.   Bits and Bobs Either the coolest grandparents ever–or the dumbest. And older …Read More

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