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Just monkeying around…

I went to the animal fair, the birds and the beasts were there.The big baboon by the light of the moon was combing his auburn hair…    No post about artistic endeavors today folks.I have just returned from a field trip to the National Zoo with 30 bloodthirsty kindergartners, and need time to recover. Sometimes the switch …

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Brilliant Buddies who Blog

I have a lot of friends who are talented. Very talented. I know that I am biased, but I really do know some amazingly creative individuals. After all, that is the legacy a good art college leaves you with. Some are well established designers, and some are just starting out. But if you are interested …

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Mono-printing magic

A quick post.  I just wanted to share this with you. Mono-printing is ridiculously fun. If you haven’t tried it, get yourself to an art store and buy yourself a sheet of vinyl, a carving tool, some ink and a roller….OR….carve a potato and get printing. Today I made this print: …and these bookmarks for …

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Screen printing in my dining room #2 or ‘Covering up the mess I make’

This will not be a long post, because I am feeling a bit uncomfortable. As I write this I am acutely aware of the mess I have made around me, and of the fact that in precisely two hours time, two hungry and extremely twitchy children will be back from school looking for things to …

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Listomania!

I wasn’t sure what to write about today, then a fellow blogger that I’ve been following told me about a website that I would be sure to like: http://www.listography.com     …check it out. Yes!! I love to make lists. Lists make me feel in control of my life, and help me through what I …

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I love to write children’s books because….

…..I’ll get to the end of that sentence in a minute (if you just can’t wait, scroll down to The Answer and give yourself a slap on the wrist). First I need to explain what I’m doing here. I have been writing and illustrating a picture book for kids. Writing and illustrating, that’s the fun …

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Screen printing in my dining room

So I just started screen printing again after a 10 year gap (I specialized in it at college). Aaaah, I had forgotten how satisfying it is to just bang out a bunch of prints in a row. Instant gratification. Screen printing really is the medium of choice for the impatient.  In the textiles department at …

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Getting in the loop with other artists…

  So I have a spot at the Ballston Arts and Crafts Market. This makes me inordinately happy. Happy like a small child with a great,big lollipop. No, a small child with a great, big, rainbow colored lollipop… with sprinkles. Why is this such a great, big deal to me? I think it is because …

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My many lives

Hindus believe in reincarnation: after death the soul is reborn in a different body, living a cycle of lives until it ultimately attains enlightenment.   The funny thing is, since adolescence, my life has been a series of living reincarnations. Yes, I know that everyone goes through changes, and life doesn’t stay the same for …

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Multipotentiality and me, and the kids

Well I have found out what I am – a multipotentialite. Yep, apparently that’s me. I stumbled across this when looking at the Puttylike website, which is a lifestyle design site for multipotentialites. “What is this ‘multipotentiality’?” I hear you say (by the way, it’s a bugger of a long word to keep retyping, so I’m going …

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