Did you know that artists love to READ as well as paint? Beloved Mrs. Ricker is a very avid reader. I think her favorite thing in addition to creating art is reading a good book and we exchange books all the time. Here she is reading a memoir, Perfection by Julie Metz, at a quaint cafe in Niantic, Connecticut on the Connecticut shore where she is vacationing. Here’s another little known fact about Mrs. Ricker-she is a native New Yorker, so going east for her is going home. Will she come back with her Long Island accent? We will find out when school starts again! Happy Summer, Mrs. Ricker!