Pointing To “A Beautiful Artistic Journey”

Drea is a mom who blogs about homeschooling, food and other things important to life (like books and riddles). When she finds cool products she points her followers toward them and I’m delighted that she pointed toward Seeking Cézanne. Thanks, Drea!

$417 Worth of Well-Being

John H. Falk is Director of the Institute for Learning Innovations and likes to think about museums. Recently he conducted a survey of 350 museum users across a small sample of history, nature, science, and traditional museums. He wanted to know if users found that their museum visit enhanced their sense of well-being. He also asked them to estimate the monetary value of their experience. Falk calculates the monetary “value” of the well-being engendered by a day-long visit to a museum is $417.

Director Falk acknowledges that it is a small study which, for now, should be “taken with a grain of salt.” But it matches my personal experience. You can read about it here:

How about you? Leave a comment below about your experience at museums.

Ted Macaluso (@tedmacaluso) is the author of Seeking Cézanne: A Children’s Mystery Inspired by Paul Cézanne and Other Artists. He lives near Washington, D.C.; blogs about art, books, and the craft of writing; and loves coffee.

Painters, Chefs, and You

Chefs combine flavors. Painters combine paints. In both occupations, artists make magic out of everyday ingredients.

Educators have documented the benefits of reading to and with your child, including closer bonding, increased cognitive and language skills, better attention span, and much more. Reading and cooking with your child may add extra benefit.

If you’ll excuse my attempt at being a “book sommelier,” here are recommended pairings of cookbooks for my children’s stories about artists.

Enjoy!

Thank you, Leslie

Leslie Clingan is a mom and former librarian who reviews books on her blog onceuponatimehappilyeverafter. I’m fortunate she chose to review Seeking Cézanne.

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Thanks, Joanna

Joannasbookshelf is a great source for book recommendations. Everything from 400-calorie cookbooks through psychological suspense to my new children’s book.

If you love books, joannasbookshelf is well worth a follow. I do.

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Books, Art, and Maisie

Talk about living on the edge. This young woman paints on the edge of books. It is beautiful. Check it out.

Maisie Matilda is an art history student who is reviving the medieval art of painting on the edge of books. When she put her work on TikTok she got nearly five million viewers. She deserves that fame—her art is beautiful. One of her TikTok videos is embedded below.

You can learn more about Maisie in this BuzzFeed article about her. Or check her out yourself @maisie_matilda.

Ted Macaluso is the author of Seeking Cézanne: A Children’s Mystery Inspired by Paul Cézanne and Other Artists. He lives in Northern Virginia.

Text copyright (c) 2021 by Ted Macaluso.

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