I read things all week long that I think are interesting, so I thought I’d try something new and share a few of my favorite must reads to give you some food for thought.
My friend Rachel told me today that scientists have discovered a woman who can see 99 million more colors than we can. Wrap your head around THAT for a minute. WHAT? They say in this article that it’s impossible to know or describe what the world would look like to someone who can see that many more colors than we can. I think that sounds like a mutant superpower, and it’s one that I really wish I had…
Speaking of vision, if you have little ones that wear glasses, then you should check out this Eye Power kickstarter created by one of the parents on my Aphakic Kids support group. They are designing AWESOME tee-shirts for kids who wear glasses & patches. This may not seem like a big deal, but it really is. Kids who wear glasses & patches are often subjected to rude lines of questioning in public places (a lot of time by grown-ups who clearly should know better) and are often struggling with feeling cool or even normal while wearing their glasses & eye patches. Unfortunately, the design for stuff surrounding the glasses & patching industry have been pretty dismal, UNTIL NOW. These tees & stickers are just the beginning. If we can get better design to pervade the market, maybe we can help make other products for kids with visual impairment even better. If you have a minute, please pop over and check out their Eye Power Project.
Speaking of kids, I know that my little ones would love one of these Monster paintings. How hilarious!
I have been drooling over these Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burgers by Cookie & Kate. I think I will tackle these this weekend. :)
Read this post by my friend Audrey all about what kids REALLY need in their toy boxes. I’ve slowly started cleaning out the nursery and this was just the push I needed to simplify.
That’s all for now — I’ve got lots of paintings in the works and I’ll be sharing with you soon. Have a fantastic weekend!