Blog of Random Thoughts

Behind-the-Scenes Look at Illustrations for Basil’s Quest

Amanda Penecale is a fine artist, illustrator, and graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She loves to create art about animals and the natural world in watercolors and acrylics. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at illustrations created by Amanda for the...

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National Dog Month

Did you know that August is National Dog Month? Don't tell our schmoopies! They think every month is #NationalDogMonth.

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When Memories Pop Up Like Toast

I have two succulents on my kitchen window ledge. I check in with them daily to see how they’re doing, along with my other non-succulent plants. But this morning was different. Upon seeing them, my thoughts flashed back to our dinner table one night in 1996. My son...

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