Another week down, at the very least? Mike and I had a low-key Memorial Day at home. It was actually nice to just be here and not have to drive anywhere or deal with traffic. I worked on sewing a dress, which was a great distraction. I had so much fun sewing it though, I think this hobby is about to take over my life 😉
Here’s what has been on my radar this week:
I struggled to find the right words for the injustices that occurred this week. Partly because I don’t even know how to articulate I feel properly and also because I’m afraid I’m going to say the wrong thing. But I’d rather risk saying the wrong thing (and learn from it) than stay silent and say nothing. I don’t think there is grey area at all– George Floyd was murdered. After watching the video and was so disturbed and angry… and you should be too. Most of my readers are white women and I wanted to share this Google Doc with many resources about how to be a better ally for people of color and to actively fight racism.
TWO // Ben Platt’s Single “So Will I”
Ben Platt’s new song is so good. I have been listening to it a few times a day (often more). I think he’s ridiculously talented. Her performed it (over the computer!) for James Cordon’s show. It’s such a soothing, nice song to listen to.
THREE // Emillie Ferris’ Thread Paintings
Tell me this isn’t the most beautiful embroidery work you’ve ever seen? Those butterflies look so realistic it blows my mind. It looks like a monarch landed on the fabric. The details!!! True art right there.
FOUR // The Ickabog
J. K. Rowling is sharing chapters she wrote for kids/families called The Ickabog online for free right now. There’s also an art competition for people to submit illustrations to be used by publishers when they release the book this fall!
FIVE // A Socially Distanced Prom
I think this, by far, the cutest thing I saw on the internet this week. A little boy named Curtis found out that his nanny Rachel wasn’t going to have a prom, so he threw her one in the backyard. He got all dressed up (that suit) and set up the most darling prom for her.