nine cool things on a tuesday

1. Another bit of serendipity when I stumbled upon Helen Timbury’s beautiful work. Helen is an Aussie graphic designer, illustrator and printmaker and I’m especially enamored of her linocut prints.

Nature seems to be her primary inspiration. She offers linocut workshops and you can purchase signed limited edition prints and boxed sets of notecards at her website shop. Gorgeous stuff!

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2. New book alert! Today is official pub day for Listen: How Pete Seeger Got America Singing by Leda Schubert and Raúl Colón (Roaring Brook Press, 2017).

Listen.
There was nobody like Pete Seeger.
Wherever he went, he got people singing.
With his head thrown back
and his Adam’s apple bouncing,
picking his long-necked banjo
or strumming his twelve-string guitar,
Pete sang old songs,
new songs,
new words to old songs,
and songs he made up.

In this gorgeously written and illustrated tribute to legendary musician and activist Pete Seeger, author Leda Schubert highlights major musical events in Mr. Seeger’s life as well important moments of his fight against social injustice. From singing sold-out concerts to courageously standing against the McCarthy-era finger-pointing, Pete Seeger’s life is celebrated in this bold book for young readers with gorgeous illustrations by Raúl Colón.

Great to hear of another PB biography about Pete Seeger. This one has received a *starred review* from Kirkus, and I’m very anxious to read it. For more, check out this cool interview with Leda at Cynsations. Congrats to Leda and Raúl!

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celebs on sandwiches, because why not?

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So, what are you having for lunch today?

To tempt your pop art palate, nibble on Jeff McCarthy’s Celebs on Sandwiches.

Aren’t we always hungry for celebrity anyway?

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Miley Cyrus on a Bacon, Egg, and Cheese.
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Barack Obama on a Tuna Melt.

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hotTEA of the week: matthias schoenaerts

“Your appearance shouldn’t define who you are, and that’s what I like, the contrast between people looking like the opposite of what they truly are deep inside.” (photo by Bruce Weber)

How’d ya like dem cherries?

Sweeter than all the chocolates in Belgium, so hot he doesn’t even need a cup!

You can catch up with Matthias as Gabriel Oak in “Far from the Madding Crowd,” now playing at a theatre near you.

Thanks for the request, Andrea Potos!

If there’s someone you’d like to see featured as hotTEA of the week, leave a comment or shoot me an email: readermail (at) jamakimrattigan (dot) com. 🙂

*fans self*

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hotTEA of the week: Marlon Brando

“Food has always been my friend. When I wanted to feel better or had a crisis in my life, I opened the icebox.”

hotTEA of the week: Gary Cooper

“In Westerns you were permitted to kiss your horse but never your girl.”