Posts Categorized: Book Club

Book Club / Tuesday, 2 Jul 2019

July book club: Joyful

Happy July! Readers, think about what brings you joy, and maybe more importantly, WHY those things bring you joy. We’ve often been taught that the key to joy lies within us, and while that is true to some extent, would you believe that a lot of it has to do with our physical surroundings? Author Ingrid Fetell Lee dives right into this in her book Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness. Lee draws from neuroscience, psychology, design, color theory, and many more subjects to reveal that we can be in control of ourselves and feel joy through the objects and space around us.

Grab a copy as you’re road tripping or lounging in your hammock and follow along with us @larsbookclub . We’d love to hear your thoughts! Enjoy! 

Book Club + Life / Friday, 14 Jun 2019

June book club book

Hello readers! Many of you are changing your routines as summer begins—with travel, work, children at home, family obligations—but want to make sure you still have time for yourselves. Have you ever wondered how female creatives accomplished all they did? This month’s book, Daily Rituals: Women at Work by Mason Currey, delves into the working habits of artists, writers, performers, and much more. What were their habits? What did they choose to pursue or to neglect? During our “maiden” Lars Book Club year (2016), we read and enjoyed Currey’s first Daily Rituals book, and we’re excited to read this new collection focused on women! Hopefully you can find a helpful nugget or two of inspiration this month. Be sure to follow along with us @larsbookclub and stay tuned for artwork and questions later this month. Enjoy!

Artist Feature + Artist Interview + Book Club + Life / Friday, 24 May 2019

Featured illustrator: Jacqueline Colley

Yesterday we shared the new poster and bookmark that our featured illustrator of the month, Jacqueline Colley, created for our book club book of the month, Encore. Jacqueline is a UK based illustrator and print designer who specializes in playful illustrations. I thought she’d be the perfect person to capture the words of Charity Tilleman-Dick who passed away from health complications last month and is the focus on this month’s book. She offers some wonderful advice and thoughts about her journey!

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Book Club + Life / Tuesday, 7 May 2019

May Book Club: Encore

Imagine you’re at your peak of health and young adulthood, a promising opera career just ahead of you…and then you’re diagnosed with a fatal disease and given only five years to live. The Encore: A Memoir in Three Acts is about the life of Charity Tillemann-Dick, a soprano singer who performed in opera houses all over the world, all while enduring the immense complications of Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension and two (yes, TWO) double lung transplants.

My friend, Charity, passed away last two weeks ago on April 23, at age 35, but her story and tenacity to live and pursue what she loved despite her disease still inspires many. In homage to the beautiful person she was and the light she still shines, we are reading her beautiful memoir. We hope you’ll join us as we honor her this month and read about Charity’s perseverance and experiences of living close to death through her own candid, honest words.

Stay tuned for artwork later this month, and follow along with @larsbookclub.

Book Club + Design + printable + Projects / Friday, 29 Mar 2019

March Book Club printable poster and bookmark

Helloooo readers! We’re well into March (and spring!) and hope you’re enjoying A Big Important Art Book: Now With Women! Has it opened your eyes to the art women have made and ARE making all over the world? Pretty amazing, right? We’ve got some questions below and fabulous art printable for you! This month, our poster and book mark were illustrated by one of our favorite artists, Australian artist and designer, Beci Orpin, who leads the way in collage art and bright and quirky products and illustrationgs (pssst–you HAVE to check out her new portfolio site. It’s a piece of art!) We’ll be featuring an interview with Beci on Sunday, so stay tuned! 

Beci illustrated a quote from fine artist, Bobbie Burgers, that reads “be willing to destroy” because we all should be, no?!  Read on →