There was no sitting around this month – here’s some notes about things seen in March
I found these awesome Field Notes memo books:
We are so thankful for the rain we’ve had and now we are enjoying the spring blooms.
There’s a wonderful photography exhibit of Frida Kahlo at the Fresno Art Museum. “Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray,” includes intimate portraits of this iconic artist as well as letters between Frida and the photographer. The exhibit will run through May 1st and is definitely worth a visit if you are in the Fresno area. For more details take a look at the Fresno Art Museum’s website.
Here’s a book for young readers that pairs perfectly with the exhibit:
Counting with – Contando con Frida by Patty Rodrigues and Ariana Stein. Little Libros 2014 is a bilingual counting board book which introduces English and Spanish numbers.
Check out this article on What Frida Wore posted by the Guardian. After Frida Kahlo died in 1954, Diego Rivera ordered Frida’s clothing to be locked away until fifteen years after his death. The room was not opened until 2004 and her clothing and accessories were photographed by Ishiuchi Miyako.
I went back to Nicaragua and visited the Student International team sites with Michael. Once again I left humbled and inspired. I will be writing more in a future post.
Leslie Jurgenson has started a business called Sunshine Nicaragua. The purpose is to raise funds to help to develop better medical care for children born prematurely in Nicaragua. Leslie’s twins, Andrew and Phillipe, were born at only 26 weeks. They were in the hospital for months and, sadly, Phillipe did not live. Leslie is using her experience and design and business knowledge to make a difference for children born too soon. The purses, diaper bags, and wallets are beautiful. Not only does the sales of Sunshine Nicaragua help children but the business supports four families. If you are interested in these products let me know in a comment. you can learn more on the Sunshine Nicaragua Facebook page.
It was a Mermaid March in Cayucos. Businesses displayed mermaids all through the town. We visited as many as we could. This is Cordelia who graced my favorite store, Happy go Smile.
This is the mermaid in the window of the Brown Butter Cookie Company:
I won two prize this month by commenting on articles posted by others! I was so excited that I decided to offer a field trip prize to a reader. Just leave a comment and your name will be entered in a raffle.
I am joining the A to Z April Blog Challenge. I’ll be posting daily (except Sundays) on Mermaids from A to Z. Stop on by and join the fun.