7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #566: Featuring Daniel Miyares

h1 December 24th, 2017 by jules

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Merry Christmas Eve Day, dear Imps!

Today’s image is from author-illustrator Daniel Miyares. Don’t you love it? We don’t have snow like that near Nashville. Not yet. We are just getting a whole lot of rain.

Note for any new readers: 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks is a weekly meeting ground for taking some time to reflect on Seven(ish) Exceptionally Fabulous, Beautiful, Interesting, Hilarious, or Otherwise Positive Noteworthy Things from the past week, whether book-related or not, that happened to you. New kickers are always welcome.

* * * Jules’ Kicks * * *

I’m keeping things simple today, as I’m happy to not be working or sitting at my computer typing. My kicks, one to seven, are that you all still meet here with me on Sundays to kick. We NEED to keep kickin’ in this messed-up world of ours, and your kicks bring me up when our messed-up world brings me down.

So, on that note: What are YOUR kicks this week? If you’re too busy drinking eggnog or singing carols, this is COMPLETELY understandable.

Happy holidays to all!

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Image is © 2017 by Daniel Miyares and used by his permission.

11 comments to “7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #566: Featuring Daniel Miyares”

  1. Jules, thank you for the snow illustration. We’re hoping for a dusting in Portland.
    1-7 Kicks: this Sunday community, time with friends and family, and kindness.
    Merry Christmas to those who celebrate.

  2. Happy holidays to you too, Jules.

    I always enjoy art by Daniel Miyares. We are under a Winter Weather Advisory with the possible total of 6-8 inches by tomorrow night with high winds.

    My kicks for this week:
    1. Reading new Christmas picture books
    2. Getting a copy of Katherine Rundell’s One Christmas Wish from the UK (The artwork by Emily Sutton is gorgeous.)
    3. Getting everything wrapped and in the mail by Friday.
    4. Having Mulan back to her happy, healthy wild-child self.
    5. An early Christmas Eve walk with Mulan
    6. I almost have my tree and home decorated.
    7. Christmas carolers last night and neighborhood luminaries tonight.

    Wishing you all a wonderful week.

  3. Happy holidays, everyone!

    Jules: Thank you for sharing this space with us. Keep kickin’. 🙂

    Hi Daniel!

    Hi Jone!

    Hi Mulan and Margie!

    My kicks for the week:
    1) Visits
    2) Rest
    3) Amusement
    4) Consideration
    5) Layers
    6) Shared joy
    7) Connectivity

  4. Merry Christmas, to you and your family, Jules! We had snow…then rain…then sleet. Everything is crusted over with ice.

    My big kick is that my daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughters live right next door. We will have a truly joyous Christmas! I have been reading Julia and Ali lots of Christmas picture books–including some new ones I got this year: Red & Lulu, Pick a Pine Tree, and A Christmas for Bear. Looking forward to reading them Hoot and Peep: A Song for Snow tomorrow.

  5. So good to hear from you all — and to hear about your good weeks. Warm holidays wishes, once again, to all of you! Happy reading and celebrating and connecting and relaxing to all of you, to grandkids, and to sweet dogs!

  6. Merry Christmas Eve, Jules & fellow Imps!

    That snow illustration is so lovely and so perfect.

    Jules – hope you enjoyed your day with your beautiful family!

    Jone – hope you stayed safe and warm inside all day!

    Margie – ohh, a Katherine Rundell book is always a great kick! Hope you and Mulan enjoy the snow!

    LW – love your kicks of Rest, Amusement and Shared Joy.

    My kicks this week:
    1) thankful for Jules & all of you, especially this past year when finding kicks has sometimes been a little tough. This has been a soft place to land every Sunday.
    2) Had a work meeting across town in the morning, and walked outside to snow! Yay!
    3) Driving back across town I decided to stop downtown to take photos of Portland’s Christmas tree in the snow. Met other lovely people doing the same thing.
    4) Getting all the last minute Christmas errands done.
    5) Finally trimming my Christmas tree tonight! Been a bit behind, but now it looks so pretty, especially against the window with the backdrop of snow outside.
    6) Cooked shrimp creole for tomorrow’s dinner.
    7) Watching Die Hard as the Christmas Eve movie this year.

    Merry Christmas to all of you!

  7. Rachel, you know my favorite musician, Sam Phillips, is the evil villain sidekick in one of those Die Hard movies (I forget which number)?

    Merry Christmas! I’m jealous of your snow. Enjoy it!

  8. My kicks for the week

    1. Family
    2. Friends
    3. Books to read
    4.Books to write
    5. Mid terms elections ahead
    6. Roof over my head
    7. In fairly goo health
    8 Sanctuary Cities in my area
    8. Living in the Northeast
    9. Spending summers in Scotland
    10. Daughter living next door

    Happy holiday season to all

  9. Your fifth kick, Jane, is music to all of our ears. Happy holidays to you and yours!

  10. I just love this illustration — the mood and composition just perfectly capture that alone feeling I used to have walking to and from school in the winter growing up in the Boston area — like the world has been abandoned and it is just you and the elements. I have lived in San Francisco for many years now, where of course there is no snow, and it was good to be reminded of that experience.

  11. He really is a master class illustrator and terrific person. This illustration is superlative!

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