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Happy Saturday Beautiful People!!!

I finished reading a book called ‘The Snow Child’, by Eowyn Ivey, a few days ago and it absolutely haunts me in the sweetest of ways. When I sat down to draw today’s post….this just came out. It’s a BRILLIANT book that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and truly one of the most beautiful stories I’ve ever read. So if You’re looking for something to read….I’m just sayin’!!!

I hope You All have a wonderful weekend! Cheers!!!

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    • forresting365 July 21, 2020 / 11:39 am

      Thank You, Drew!!! And I LOVE that You’re out and about walking! Your pictures of all Your new friends were wonderful and it sincerely, in many ways, looked like You could have been walking around here! Since it’s sooooo very hot…it seemed to me that You being out in it maybe means You are doing REALLY well?!!! Sending huge hugs Your way! 🤗❤️😊


    • forresting365 July 20, 2020 / 10:13 am

      Cool beans, Balladeer!!! It truly is wonderful. She’s such an amazing writer!!! 🤗❤️😊

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  1. Irina Marques July 19, 2020 / 12:29 pm

    So delicate, so beautiful Katy. Looking to your art brings me a so good feeling, thank you.

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  2. ellie894 July 18, 2020 / 8:33 pm

    I’ve read that!! I loved it! And your painting is perfect for it. I’m not at all surprised that you would love the story too. It’s been a year or so ago since I read it. So sweet! I’ve been wandering your beautiful site today. Reminded how your art cheers me. Thank you Katy for being such a force of love in this world. ❤️❤️🤗❤️❤️

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    • forresting365 July 19, 2020 / 11:21 am

      AHHHH! OF COURSE You’ve read it!!! And OF COURSE You loved it!!! Isn’t it just off-the-charts beautiful? I was bumming around the library and saw her second book ‘To the Bright Edge of the World’. Had never heard of her before but loved the title and cover so checked it out. It’s wonderful as well! Loved it so much I wanted more of her writing so tried ‘The Snow Child’ and WOW!!! I think You’d love her second book! Thank You so much, Beautiful Suzanne, for wandering around my site and for Your sweet words!!! And Thank YOU, Sweet Lady, for being such a force of Love in this world!!! I’m so glad You are well! Sending gigantic hugs Your way!!! 🤗❤️🌀🌷😊🦋🌊🌸💕

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      • ellie894 July 19, 2020 / 2:50 pm

        Oooh! I’m totally looking for her second book. I bet it’s amazing too! Thank you for the notion! I love love love the library and bookstores and second hand bookshop…do you see a trend here?? 🤣. Gigantic hugs backatcha!!! 🤗❤️🐝🌊🦄🦋🐞❤️🤗

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        • forresting365 July 20, 2020 / 10:10 am

          Oh yay!!! It really is amazing! She messed with my mind wonderfully in her second book!!! Masterfully and seamlessly blending true history with wonderful Alaskan mythology and fiction she fabricated. It’s incredible! And YES!!! I’m with You! Libraries, bookstores and second hand bookstores….OH MY!!! 😃 You’re a groovy, wonderful trendsetter!!! Cheers and here come the hugs back!!! 😅❤️🤗🐬🐸🌀🌊🦋😊

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  3. D. Wallace Peach July 18, 2020 / 2:33 pm

    I bought this book but haven’t read it yet. I’ll have to find where I put it. 🙂 Thanks for the nudge.

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    • forresting365 July 19, 2020 / 11:04 am

      Oh how fun!!! I think You’ll absolutely love it!!! And for whatever it’s worth; before reading this I stumbled upon her 2nd book, ‘To the Bright Edge of the World’, first. Just thought the cover and title were wonderful so checked it out, LOVED it and wanted more. Read the ‘Snow Child’ next and it completely slayed me!!! I’m so excited that she’s just getting started writing. I joyfully await her next offering. Hoping You find Your copy soon!!! Cheers and happy reading! 🤗❤️😊

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      • D. Wallace Peach July 20, 2020 / 3:36 pm

        My TBR pile is so huge, that sometimes it’s blog reviews that finally move a book to the top. I’m looking forward to this one. 🙂

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        • forresting365 July 21, 2020 / 11:35 am

          YAY!!! 😃 And to add to Your pile, if You like ‘Snow Child’….I highly recommend her second novel ‘To the Bright Edge of the World’ as well!!! I read that one first and really loved it….but ‘Snow Child’ stole my heart big time. Cheers and happy reading! I love that You have a huge TBR pile!!!

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  4. Ishita Gupta July 18, 2020 / 2:29 pm

    Such a wonderful painting♥️♥️ I love it💗
    Thanks a lot for recommending the book!!
    You know what, this painting reminded of something. There is a very famous legend(actually a sanskrit epic) in Hinduism. And there is a particular off-story in it. There is a princess of a kingdom, whose marriage is very near. One day she gets a boon from a sage that if she calls upon any if the (minor) gods, they’ll bless us her with a child. She doesn’t really believe it will happen, and because she’s still immature she chants the verse for calling upon the gods, and she is blessed with a child. She obviously becomes very afraid and worried as what will happen if someone gets to know she has a child, so she puts the baby in a cot and lets it flow in a river(this child actually survives; becomes a major part of the story). But she is so distraught of course! She feels very bad. This painting reminded me of that.

    Sending lots of love and hugs ♥️♥️♥️

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    • forresting365 July 19, 2020 / 10:57 am

      OH WOW!!! Thank You for so very much for sharing that story, Ishita! It’s wonderful!!! I can completely see why she reminded You of that. Which sanskrit epic is it from? And I’m sending lots of Love and hugs right back!!! 🤗❤️😊

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      • Ishita Gupta July 19, 2020 / 12:24 pm

        Most welcome dear💗💗
        The epic is called “Mahabharat”. Very interesting story, and sometimes really confusing too😂 In fact, a part of it, “The Bhagwad Gita” is actually the holy book of Hinduism!

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        • forresting365 July 20, 2020 / 10:03 am

          Oh yes!!! I bought a 12 volume, wonderfully illustrated comic book of “Mahabharat” at a Vedanta Temple many, many years ago and read it a few times! I don’t remember that part of the story though….I’ve always intended to make an effort to read the full length, true version someday. I’m 56 now though so I better hunker down if I’m doing to do it! 😅 And I love “The Bhagwad Gita”! I have that by my bed and have read it a couple of times….I have been wanting to read that again as well. It is soooo very beautiful. If I ever do get around to reading “Mahabharat”, I will think of You and smile when I come to that part of the story!!! Thank You for the info and reminders!!! ❤️🤗🌀😊💕

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          • Ishita Gupta July 20, 2020 / 10:08 am

            Oh wow that’s wonderful!! Oh, that’s strange. Maybe if I tell you the names of the characters, it would make sense. The woman was Kunti and the child was Karna. It is a very difficult task to read the entire mahabharat! It is so vast, but really interesting. I know most of the things from TV series(many series have been made on it!) or from my parents 😁
            That’s so sweet. Whenever I see or read that incident anywhere, I’ll be reminded of your beautiful painting and you ♥️💞

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            • forresting365 July 21, 2020 / 11:28 am

              Yes! The names Kunti and Karna are familiar! That particular story embarrassingly still eludes me, though. It was 25 years ago that I read it! 😅 But I remember other isolated events very clearly! And yes!!! I’ve heard that reading the Mahabharat is a life’s work! I actually tried to watch a TV series on it at one point! Can’t remember why I didn’t follow through! And wow! That is very sweet! I love that You will think of me as well whenever that story comes up! You just gifted a HUGE smile! Thank You, Beautiful Ishita!!! Huge hugs Your way!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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              • Ishita Gupta July 21, 2020 / 11:50 am

                It is absolutely fine😁
                You gifted me a huge smile as well Katy!!💗💗💗

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    • forresting365 July 19, 2020 / 10:53 am

      Thank You, Muralikrish!!! If You end up reading it I’d love to know how You liked it!!! Cheers! 🤗❤️🤗

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  5. Aimer Boyz July 18, 2020 / 1:57 pm

    Beautiful, Katy. Have to say, though…I’m a little worried about frost bite 🙂

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  6. Jo July 18, 2020 / 1:48 pm

    She’s positively not dressed for the occasion (winter that is), but I need to read the book first. 🙂 However, your painting is suffused with tranquility so I reckon the novel has a happy ending. Will spring come for the child in question? In any case, I absolutely love the fact that reading inspires you. I get all this images while I read as well, but I lack the ability to express them in painting.

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    • forresting365 July 19, 2020 / 10:44 am

      Isn’t that the best, Jo?!!! I love how the images flow and flow when we read a wonderful book. It’s like the film is playing in my head while I’m reading and I’m just watching. Is it like that for You as well?!! And I can’t tell You if the snow harms her or if there’s a happy ending…gosh…I could say it’s a crazy beautiful, bittersweet ending….just like life. No clean lines cut….it’s wonderful! Are You thinking of reading it? If You do, I’d love to hear what You think! I think You’ll love it!!! 🤗❤️😊


      • Jo July 20, 2020 / 6:30 am

        Yes, I like to imagine the characters I like, but it’s only a fleeting thought. It’s not like I can draw them. 🙂 As for the novel, if you recommend it so warmly I’m curious, but I need to find the book first. That could be a challenge.

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        • forresting365 July 20, 2020 / 10:18 am

          I don’t know if Y’all have access to Amazon in Romania, but a friend of mine bought a copy online from them and said they offered digital copies as well for the computer. Good Luck finding it! I think You’d love it!!! ❤️💕❣️

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  7. MaLu July 18, 2020 / 1:41 pm

    So very beautiful 💗😍💗 I am always looking for a good book to read, thank you for your suggestion 💗 looking forward to reading it. May you have a wonderful happy Saturday dear friend 😍🌹😍 🌹💗🌹

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    • forresting365 July 19, 2020 / 10:38 am

      Thank You, Sweet MaLu!!! And yay!!! I think You’ll love it….it’s absolutely steeped in Love and beauty!!! 🤗❤️🌷🌀😊

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  8. Yleniaely July 18, 2020 / 12:56 pm

    Absolutely fabulous painting!!! 😍 It’s very gorgeous!!! 😍😍😍 I love it!!! ❤️❤️❤️ Happy Saturday to you too!!! 🥰🥰🥰 I send you a very big hug full of affection!!! 🤗💕🌹💐

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    • forresting365 July 19, 2020 / 10:35 am

      Thank You so very much, Sweet Ely!!! I send You a very big hug full of affection right back!!! 🤗❤️😊

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