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My Favorite Things Part 1: Books, Chanel, and Pink Roses

Inspired by Oprah's favorite things, I thought I would paint some of mine.
Although, I dress like an art teacher (to my mom this means disposable clothing, since I don't spend much on it knowing that it will just get paint soon after I wear it) and less like I make fashion sense, I still LOVE fashion and fashion books. One of my favorites is this Chanel book. From the prettiest pink color spine to, of course, all the glorious inspiration throughout. Unless, they have been given to me as gifts, most books I own I've purchased used. This one was through HPB, but recently I found a copy on eBay for a friend. I LOVE it.
This summer, I learned to take better care of another of my absolute favorites: my pink roses. Of the 20 plus David Austin roses I purchased a couple of years ago, only about 6 are still thriving. They kept getting eaten up, and I thought it was the deer enjoying them in the mornings and late evenings. This summer I found out it was the bunnies. In fact, they had…