CJ Hendry’s Colors (& Friday Links)

My mind has been blown! This is a photo of the hyperrealist artist, Cj Hendry creating portraits of oil paints with colored pencils. Can you believe it?! (Oh, and you’re curious like me: Apparently she used Prismacolor premier and Carand’ache Luminance pencils.)

We’re going to a party at The Crocker Museum in Sacramento tonight and looking at these images has made more excited to get up close to works of art. Also in the plans, Skyler’s first tumbling tutus class and a swim race and soccer game for Hudson. Aron and I are going to see the new Nancy Myers movie, Home Again, at one of those theatres with reclining seats and glasses of wine, and I’m hoping to do some garden and house clean-up. One reader commented on the movie in my birthday post and it’s still making me laugh:

“The movie begins with her character celebrating her 40th birthday, and I thought ‘oh my goodness, am I now the age of women who have ‘awakenings’ and rediscover their youth in Nancy Myers movies?'”

Hope you have a great weekend! Here are some more links of note… 

I shared a note that Hudson wrote (dictated) to the Tooth Fairy, and someone shared this dad’s genius one back to his son.

The New York Times‘ brilliant Guide to Modern Parenting.

Tori Amos has a new album out. I just bought tickets to see her when she comes to the Bay Area. I was obsessed with her in college.

After talking to the creators of Illustoria, a wonderful magazine for kids, I’ve been paying more attention: there are so many great new ones!

A new children’s book about acceptance and compassion in the U.S. from Dave Eggers: “What they find in the Statue of Liberty’s right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country’s creation.”

The new World Market furniture collection looks so good. This ottoman-table, for example!

Such a lovely lace camisole for peeking out of blouses and sweaters. Abercrombie… who knew?

Activities to start planning for fall, beyond the pumpkin patch.

Melinda Gates on the effects of tech on her children.

Love this! The evolution of women in stock photos. A nice antidote to the feeling that every top-rated Instagram carries the caption “buns out.”

Another must-read from Ta-Nehisi Coates: “First White President” (Have you read Between the World and Me? If not, start there.)

A few more socio-political reads I’m still thinking about:

Sobering thoughts on explaining Charlottesville to a young black girl.

And why the Arpaio pardon is a call to arms.

“So by the time the white person sees the black person standing next to him at what he thinks is the starting line, the black person should be exhausted from his long and arduous trek to the beginning.” (Via Kottke)

[Images by Cj Hendry / Honestly, WTF?]


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