Quantity versus Quality.

One of the stories from the book, Art and Fear, that keeps bobbing to the surface of all the thoughts that I’ve been thinking goes something like this:  A ceramics teacher told half of his students that they would be graded on the quantity of pieces they created and completed in class.  The other students…

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Get Messy Thursday.

Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practice our  skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out the…

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Aargh.

“Raising children is a creative endeavor, an art rather than a science.”  Bruno Bettelheim   I have no idea who Bruno Bettelheim is and no time to go look it up.  I just hope, whoever he is, that he knows what he’s talking about.    At this rate, raising my children may be the only creative…

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Home

It’s all about home today.  Hanging with the hubby before he goes to work.  Tidying up a fairly together house after lots of company this weekend.  Finishing the classroom to start our education area for tomorrow’s start.   And, since it’s Labor Day here in the States, I think a nap is in order after…

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Birds.

Disclaimer:  I don’t personally know any birds and I am not a bird expert.  The following is all my perceptions and opinions about birds. I like birds and here’s why.  Birds just wanna be birds.  They don’t appear to be concerned about being the best bird they can be or about what other birds think about them. …

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Weekend Reading.

What I’m reading this weekend:                 Two new friends, both artists, gave me this book at an Artists’ Retreat last October.  I had just met them at the retreat, but as often happens in magical settings like that, we immediately jumped into some pretty heavy conversation about being…

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I wonder.

This is a companion piece, of sorts, to yesterday’s post, Things I Learned… Today, I’ve been wondering why… Please don’t judge by what you read.  I will disclose that I’m not a great housekeeper.  There always seems to be something  more interesting to do, but I do strive to maintain a level of hygiene that…

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