Today begins the first of a series of posts in which I share by conversations by e-mail with artist Walt Pascoe:
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Several days ago we stood on a beach, looking out across the Salish Sea, our shoulders hunched against the briny wind. Brendan turned to me and said, "Our lives are changing."
Not so many years ago, this sentence would have been "We are changing our lives." Hard-wired for motion, we grew restless every two or three years. We switched jobs, home loans, states, cities, countries with ease - not…Continue
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Check out this great way to save your memories and have them in your sight every day! Memory Can
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Fun Holiday craft! Corny Craft!
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All Art Friday spotlights vegan taxidermy of sculptor Aimee Baldwin, printmaking resources, the Oregon History Rocks Billboard Art Competition, and French artist JR's global project "The Wrinkles of the City'" (video included).
The roundup highlights exhibitions at Brady Art Gallery, GW University (Jules Olitsi), New York Public Library (Charles Dickens), Portland (Ore.) Museum of Art (Anna Fidler), Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (group show on the map as art), and The Bascom…Continue
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This week's edition of All Art Friday puts the spotlight on Hall Art Foundation, the Fifth Annual James Renwick Alliance Day exhibition and sale, the 25th Annual Washington Craft Show, Transformational Threads, and a workshop with Seth Apter and two other artists that will culminate in creation of a hand-made book.
The round-up highlights exhibitions at the Society of Illustrators in New York City (children's book illustrations), SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia (Lynda…Continue
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Check out this fun way to turn your old pants into a great new dress up item for your kids!
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Today's post is the first in an occasional series in which I share interesting perspectives on writing and craft or memorable quotes from poets. The inaugural edition includes quotes from T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Bly, Natasha Trethewey, Natalie Diaz, and Naomi Shihab Nye.
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Using today's edition of Saturday Sharing, you'll learn where to go for free online courses offered by universities around the world, who is preserving the art of tap dance, what organization is providing educational programs in creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving, where to read 60 poems in celebration of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee, and how poetry mixes with politics and labor. Also included are two very short videos introducing several of the marvelous artists in the Renwick…Continue
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Today's Wednesday Wonder is a video featuring graphic designer Briar Mark, a self-described "mad hand-crafter" who created an entirely hand-stitched typographic on paper canvas. Fun stuff!
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How long have you been thinking about writing your book? You may have wanted to become a writer your entire life or you may instead have just recently come to the realization that you have something to say, and that the best way for people to hear you is through a book. But it really doesn’t matter where or when you decided to write your book. What matters is that now that you have made the decision, you don’t allow your dream to gather dust in a desk drawer or in a long-unopened computer…Continue
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I need some of you crafty people to help me out! How do I make this?
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Check out my post: Puppet Masters
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Check out how to make a Puppet Theater
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First published as "Women Writers Find Inspiration, Mandate to Create, at VORTEXT Retreat" on Feminist Wire.
The first ever VORTEXT event, Hedgebrook’s weekend retreat for women writers, began with Bastard out of Carolinaauthor Dorothy Allison growling from the keynote podium as though a preacher at a pulpit for the…Continue
You may be so enthusiastic about starting your book that you can’t wait to put your fingers to the keyboard and start to write your first chapter. But before you begin there are a few things you need to think about. Taking some time before you begin to organize your work and your thoughts will not only make it easier to write, it will greatly increase your chances of writing a book that sells.
If you’ve spent any time at all in business you’ve heard the phrase, “find your target…Continue
Today I'm sharing a video feature from PBS about artist Erin Endicott, who calls her contemporary embroideries "drawings with thread".
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“How can you write legal procedurals when you’re not a lawyer?” she demanded.
“I sleep with one,” I…Continue
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The day I stood in the choir loft surrounded by my fourth grade peers, I had no idea that I was about to learn a lesson in suspense, terror, fear, retribution and resolution that would lead me to a career as a thriller author. …
1 Open Mind
1/2 cup Inspiration
3/4 cup Talent
1 cup Originality
1 cup Authenticity
2 cups Motivation…