Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

吉星高照 (jí xīng gāo zhào) Smiles of fortune

Very soon we'll celebrate Chinese New Year. These poems are from a lovely new book in the library,
Julie Andrews' Treasury for all Seasons: Poems and Songs to Celebrate the Year.

 阖家欢乐 (hé jiā huān lè) Felicity of the whole family 

I hope you celebrate the Year of the Snake and wish you a year of happiness, health, and prosperity!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Keats treat...

Lucky indeed are we who still have a chance to catch the Ezra Jack Keats retrospective at The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

Just like our little guy here discovering the magic of a first snow storm, I was enchanted  by this exhibit. A self-taught artist, Keat's collage work and color palette bursts with the crispness and vitality of a snowy day. 

Before you head over, read this fascinating New York Times article. The exhibit runs through February 24, 2013.

Zip back to the library and place a hold on all the Ezra Jack Keats books and have your own Keats-athon! Why don't you walk around your neighborhood and make a painting about what YOU see?!