The snag in being married to a person who knows more or less everything is that one gets hopelessly lazy. … I never look things up in books because all I need to do is ask him, and when he gives me the answers I don’t properly commit them to memory because I know if I forget all I have to do is to ask him again. It is rather like keeping one’s brain in a suitcase.
Alice Thomas Ellis
Tasha Tudor’s Garden written by Tovah Martin, lavishly photographed by Richard W. Brown and featuring Tasha Tudor’s famous watercolors, is one beautiful book. The book is astonishing, you’ll feel transported to Tasha Tudor’s home and her garden.
But what I found most endearing was it’s practical tone, for it’s more than a tour to dazzle the senses and leave you feeling an inadequate gardener indeed, it’s instructive. What’s her secret to those towering foxgloves?
Simple, manure tea.
This intimate and yet practical book will make you feel as if you have discovered the secret garden itself – but is that any surprise?
-Mrs. Karl T. Cooper Jr.
Finding out how many states you’ve sold to is exciting, here’s how:
- Go to etsy Map sales here’s a link
- Click “try it now” (you may have to log into your etsy account)
- click “Allow Access”
- There you will see a list of states you have sold to.
You can then use that info to make an interactive sales map here Just click on the states you’ve sold to and it colors it in. You can share it on facebook and twitter instantly or you can download it as a JPG to share on your other social media platforms. Here’s mine. I only need five more states!
There’s something I love
About the towering foxglove,
How the Staggering spotted Blooms
Grow Straight and tall
How the color fades and tapers
And how the baby buds enthrall
You with their stature.
-Mrs. Karl T. Cooper, Jr.
Here is my first attempt at selling books by color. I feel conflicted with this marketing approach. On one hand the booklover in me cringes and on the other hand, the interior designer in me smiles at the soft pastel palette with just a dash of geometric flare. At any rate, this book bundle is up for sale, and is available here. Don’t worry I added the titles in the description!
Her body is not so white as
anemone petals nos so smooth-nor
so remote a thing. It is a field
of the wild carrot taking
the field by force; the grass
does not raise above it.
Here is no question of whiteness,
white as can be, with purple mole
at the center of each flower.
Each flower is a hand’s span
of her whiteness. Wherever
his hand has lain there is
a tiny purple blemish. Each part
is a blossom under his touch
to which the fibres of her being
stem one by one, each to it end
until the whole field is a
white desire, empty , a single stem,
a cluster, flower by flower,
a pious wish to whiteness gone over-
William Carlos Williams, 1883-1963
We Use Time Life Library of Art Books for our Art Studies:
These books are perfect for picture study, I love using them! Each term we study a new artist and I bring out a new art book for our studies. It’s nice to bring the books out one at a time, instead of having them always available, the change seems to spark more interest in the term’s artist. I only have one left at my etsy shop but they are also available on amazon
How and Why Wonder Books are really wonderful reference books. We find ourselves coming home from a nature walk and rereading this one, just to be sure that what we saw was in fact an American Copper Butterfly.
A Golden Nature Guide of Insects is another favorite of ours. It’s much smaller than the how and why wonder book of Insects and easily fits in a pocket or purse. It also has full color pictures making it easy to ID insects.
What do you use on nature walks?