The Sèvres factory was renowned as one of the best porcelain manufacturers in Europe at the time. Originally housed in the royal château at Vincennes, it changed facilities to Sèvres in 1756, and three years later was bought outright by Louis XV.
Constant vigilance, it seems, is the only way to make a difference in the world's view of who is important, and who is not.
Every time I paint something, there's a stage where I hate it. Normally that stage is somewhere between coats of paint. Sadly, I'm in that stage now, with the finished product.
On an island where magic is contained by a forest of wizard-trees in a place called the Barrow, an eleven-year-old boy named Oscar lives in the basement of a magician's shop
Every night, I waited for Peter Pan to take me to Neverland. That's not a joke. All you preteens waiting for your Hogwarts letter had no idea how bad it could really be. I wasn't old enough to even consider that Peter Pan might be fictional. I really waited. And waited.
This month I'll be reading The Real Boy by Anne Ursu, about a young magician's hand. Check out this review by Corrine Duyvis for disability in kidlit.
When I was about six, I discovered honey.
A sewing cabinet is a small, convenient, sometimes spindly legged and wheel-footed, hollow work table.
So it's a new year again, and although January first means nothing in terms of the earth actually circling the sun, I suppose two thousand or so years of tradition count for something.