5 out of 5 Stars I've always loved the different reincarnations of Sherlock Holmes in modern media. It began when I was a kid, watching multiple old versions of Sherlock Holmes on PBS. Later, the movies with Robert Downey Jr. came out, followed by the BBC television series... My husband and I even visited 221B … Continue reading Book Review: The Illustrated Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
It's time for an Inktober post- Yay! Today's theme is POISON. My inspiration for this particular piece is from Alice in Wonderland 🙂 In case you're wondering how to copy this effect, I created the background by wetting the paper and using regular crayola markers to create a wash. Prismacolor pens on mixed media paper. … Continue reading Inktober- Poison
It's the first day of October! October means creepy preparations for Halloween, designing costumes, writing spooky stories, and curling up in front of the fire with a cozy novel and a hot mug of coffee. It also means the beginning of INKTOBER! Inktober is an awesome Halloween-themed art initiative. The goal: to create a work … Continue reading Inktober 2017!
3 out of 5 Stars This novel showed up on the shelves of my local library and I had to pick it up. I've seen some good reviews for it plus the cover looked adorable. And honestly, who doesn't love a novel about dogs? The Setup National Book Award finalist and bestselling author Meg Rosoff's … Continue reading Book Review: Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff
I've done plenty of posts about things in and around the Chicago area, but I always seem to discover more exciting things to share. On our recent trip to Rosemont, we checked out a couple great new restaurants. The first was a crazy place known as The Sugar Factory. From the front, it looks like … Continue reading Sights to Check out in Rosemont, IL
2 out of 5 Stars Happy Autumnal Equinox everyone! Discovered this awesome looking comic on one of our trips to Chicago and had to pick it up. The cover art was eye-catching and the premise, crime fighting scientists and writers at the turn of the century, sounded awesome! The Blurb True story: in 1899, Mark … Continue reading Comic Book Review: The Five Fists of Science by Matt Fraction & Steven Sanders
We discovered the coolest trail while traversing through Chicago a few weeks ago. It's called The 606--part of the Rails to Trails project (like The Highline in New York). The trail meanders between city buildings along a defunct rail line. The scenery and architectural structures along the way are beautiful. And, of course, there's tons … Continue reading The 606: Chicago Trails