Last night when I went to bed I was very much looking forward to a sleeping in, something that's rare for me, with three young kids.
But sure enough, a little after 6 AM this morning I was awakened by my youngest daughter, complaining that she was hungry. My dream of a Sunday morning sleep in was not to be. I stumbled out of bed and into the kitchen and after giving her her favorite chocolate chip muffin and a drink, I was about to take my tired self right back to bed.
Rafael Mantesso’s wife left him on his 30th birthday. She took everything with her: the cookware, the furniture and furnishings, all their photos — everything. The only thing she left Rafael was the dog, a bull terrier named Jimmy Choo.
’With only Jimmy for company, I found inspiration in my blank walls and my best friend and started snapping photos of Jimmy Choo as he trotted and cavorted around the house in glee. When Jimmy collapsed in happy exhaustion next to the white wall, I grabbed a marker and drew...