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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Day 18/30: R is for Rosemary Reading....and an "All Things Southern" post

"Rosemary Reading" *SOLD*
8" x 8"
Oil on Board
Private Collection
As I thought about what to paint for "R", I remembered Karin Jurick's "reader" paintings and thought that might be fun to try - especially since we have in Montgomery one of the best bookstores in the state.  Capitol Book & News is a local treasure and always has been....
at least since 1950 when it opened!
So - tying in with my "All Things Southern" feature which I have posted on Wednesdays for the past few months, I thought it would be a great post to mention our Southern literary heritage.  William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Harper Lee, Margaret Mitchell, Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, Flannery O'Connor...and more and more and more Southern writers who have written classics.  Capitol Books & News is our go-to store for Southern literature and a whole lot more!
What happens when your family has one of the oldest, best bookstores in town?  You develop an early love of reading and an early knack for reading! I got to photograph this precious little reader yesterday at the bookstore in her "bookstore dress", as she called it, reading to her stuffed animal, Jelly Cat (hope I spelled Jelly Cat right!).
As always, thanks for looking!


Joan of LLD and ART is A Rhapsody Treasure said...

She is absolutely so precious and beautiful. I love this painting.

Truly reminds me of my daughter when she was a little girl !! (She is in college now.) She would do this very same thing, and at home she would 'read' to her pug while sitting in her pug's bed!

Have fun with Day #19.

Barbara said...

Thank you, Joan, and that is such a sweet story! I'm glad it brought back a memory for you! I love seeing children read and I was so glad I got to paint her!