7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #671: Featuring Phoebe Wahl

h1 December 29th, 2019 by jules

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Happy winter, everyone! It hardly feels like it here in Tennessee — it is rather depressingly warm here (depressing, if you look forward to winter and hope for snow, as I do) — but maybe our temps will drop soon. To celebrate winter, I’m sharing this image today from Phoebe Wahl. It was 2013 in this post that she came and visited as an “up-and-coming” illustrator, and since then she’s created some beautiful books. She’s one of my favorite illustrators.

This piece of art is called Lady Winter, and I believe Phoebe made it for a wall calendar back in 2015. I thank her for allowing me to share it here today.

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 * * *

1) Time off for being with my family, seeing friends, and reading reading reading …

2) My wish came true, and I got a theremin for Christmas!

3) My oldest daughter sewed me this chick pea plush, and my youngest drew me a picture of Captain Bill Adama and President Laura Roslin.

4) The girls made a peppermint cheesecake for Christmas day.

5) Did I mention I’m reading reading reading?

6) Eisha was in town, and we got to hang out — and see a cover band perform Abbey Road in its entirety.

7) My gift from Eisha was this rubber stamp that allows you to cover up Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on $20 bills.

I hope you all have a happy new year, however it is that you like to ring it in!

What are YOUR kicks this week?

6 comments to “7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #671: Featuring Phoebe Wahl”

  1. Hi Imps! Happy holidays!

    Hi Phoebe and the woodland creatures!

    Hi Eisha!!!

    Jules: Have fun with the theremin! That’s so neat. Aw, what sweet gifts.

    My kicks this past week:
    1) Visits
    2) Rest
    3) Good food
    4) Reruns
    5) Kindness
    6) Conversations
    7) Snacks

  2. Oh thank you for the gorgeous illustration of Lady Winter. It’s s gorgeous, Phoebe.
    Jules, the theremin looks like fun. Your daughter has some sewing skills.
    Eisha, hello. How cool to be able to visit and that stamp is the best.
    LW, kindness always and good conversations.
    My kicks:
    1. Family time in town.
    2. Time with my brother on the coast.
    3. Family time in Southern Oregon.
    4. Planning for summer 2020: family reunion and a road trip.
    5. The churning ocean.
    6. Movie and dinner with grand girls.
    7. Books

  3. Dear Jules~
    This is an absolutely gorgeous picture by Phoebe Wahl. I love that you’ve been reading, reading, reading. Hooray for the peppermint cheesecake by the girls.
    Hello Willow~ Good food is wonderful.

    My kicks:
    1. Watching Downton Abbey the movie after first bingeing on the six seasons.
    2. Lots of reading and writing
    3. Chatting with friends
    4. Walking with Mulan even in the wild winds and rain today
    5. Cooking old favorites and discovering a new delicious soup Easy Thai Shrimp Soup
    6. Cuddling with Mulan on the sofa in front of the Christmas Tree
    7. Year end reading lists

    Have a wonderful week and Happy 2020 New Year!

  4. Happy winter everyone! This beautiful Lady Winter illustration by Phoebe Wall brings to mind shades of The Wolf Wilder for me. Its all the layers of Lady Winter and her sharing the brightly colored food with the animals in the snow, I think. She feels very magical.

    Jules – Hooray for wishes coming true and the thoughtful sweet presents from your family. Peppermint cheesecake – yum. So glad you got to spend time with Eisha! What are you reading reading reading?

    Little Willow – I especially love your kicks of rest, visits, snacks and conversations this week. Wishing you even more of all of them this week.

    Jone – yay for family time, and time on the coast and in southern Oregon. The churning ocean is always so calming to me, have fun planning for future trips.

    Margie – year end reading lists are such a great way to see what you may have missed, hooray for walks with Mulan in rainy weather followed by cuddles with her inside by the tree.Reading and writing and chatting with friends sounds like a lovely week.

    My kicks this week:
    1) Christmas with my niece and her boyfriend and Daisy.
    2) Soft, warm snuggly pajamas.
    3) Making an old family recipe together.
    4) Fire in the fireplace.
    5) The simple pleasures of a pot of good coffee and egg sandwiches for breakfast and the time to relax and enjoy it all.
    6) Devoured Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
    7) Getting sucked into Killing Eve after introducing the kids to Fleabag Seasons 1 and 2.
    7.5) Seeing plans and projects started in the past 1-2 years slowly coming to completion.
    BONUS: Remaining hopeful, always.

    Wishing all of you a wonderful end of year and an even better 2020!

  5. Sorry for my belated reply. I have come down with a dastardly cold.

    Little Willow, sounds like you’re having a relaxing break.

    Jone, how wonderful that you’ve been able to spend so much time with family.

    And, Margie, you also sound like you’re having a wonderful, relaxing break with Mulan and lots of good reading.

    Rachel: I’m reading reading reading for the awards work I’m doing (the Boston Globe-Horn Book). Basically reading every waking moment I can. I’m loving it. I love your kicks (I’m ready to see season two of Killing Eve), and I love that you wrapped it all up for us with some HOPE, which we all need.

    happy new year, you all! back to lying down for me!

  6. Jules – Wishing you a fast and speedy recovery from that dastardly cold! As well as health and happiness in 2020!

    Happy New Year everyone!

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