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Hi, I'm Angi
Welcome to my corner of the internet! My passions include travel, photography, books, music, Japanese language and culture, Italian language and culture, and art.

Here at Abbott Lane you'll find my thoughts on these topics and much more. Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Week in Review: 3-28-21

I've been feeling restless for the past few days, with no good reason that I can pinpoint. Things feel unresolved right now. I guess it could be that we're in a bit of a liminal state right now - vaccines are rolling out, but there are still so many who don't have access, the seasons ar…

Laura Horn’s Abstract Adventuring: Thoughts

Last week I worked my way through artist Laura Horn’s mini art class called Abstract Adventuring. I love taking mini classes from various artists because each person has a different way of working that informs your own process. As someone new to painting, this is really helpful! It’s also great to …

Five Ways to Help You Read More

Photo by Hanna Målin Hegner on Unsplash
The past few years have seen me read 50+ books. I'm often asked how I get so much reading done, so I thought I'd offer a few tips on how to get more books in your face in 2021.Be intentional and make time for it...
This may be obvious, but if you want t…

Week in Review 3.21.21

Hi friends! How was your week? I spent the first half at home with two days off from work for a mini staycation, then three days at work where a lot of new information came to light in regards to our offices reopening and new procedures. I'm glad to have a lot of the concerns and questions that…

Art-ing with Friends

This week I took Monday and Tuesday off from work for a little self-reset. The stretch from March until the end of May is always a little tough for me. It feels like an unending slog, with no holidays and mostly - in these parts - questionable weather.So a few days to myself were due. To be honest …

Best Books: February

February was kind of a weird month. I had mixed bag of reads. And many of my favorites this month were strangely difficult for me to get through. Have you ever experienced that? Maybe it was just my mood, but I felt like these were hard won reads! Speaking of which, I read 10 books and a few of the…

Week in Review: 3.7.21

Heeeeey! How are we friends? Hanging in there? I had a decent week and feel like I have the slightly longer days and better weather to thank. This past week went by in a flash, capped off with a fun virtual murder mystery party and dinner with my family to celebrate my upcoming birthday. I couldn&#…

Mixed Media Workshop with Sam Arnold

Last weekend I took an online workshop on mixed media painting through Assembly Creators. We used watercolor, acrylic, charcoal pencil and any other colorful markers or pens we had laying around.It was SUCH a great time. Our instructor Sam led us through various steps of creating our pieces, though…

March 2021 TBR

I met my goal of reading ten books in February but - whew - it was a hustle! So for March, I've decided to dial it back down to only six books, especially since I have some longer reads I'd like to get in. I'm excited for this slate of books, and have a good feeling about them! Here the…