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Cirque du Soleil

We’re headed to Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza tonight.  We’ve been preparing Liliana with YouTube clips of their various shows.  “Circus,” we say.  She’s mesmerized.  After she sees the video below, she asks me to lift her up and make her fly. “Whoosh,” she says.  “Whoosh.”  With shrieks of joy. It’s such a delight to show […]

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Art Lessons and Resources for Kids

I found Deep Space Sparkle yesterday.  Love at first sight, I must say.  Patty Goleta is an art teacher at two elementary schools in CA, and here are a sampling of her art projects, divided by age groups.  The name Deep Space Sparkle is Patty’s favorite Crayon color, “conjuring up spoonfuls of imagination and endless […]

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On Cloud Nine

Being surrounded (inundated is a better word) by my daughter’s active imagination, and not always feeling as creative or clever, I recently found this pixyish commercial and thought, “Ah, yes, it’s still there, that inventive beast, in my dying, calcifying heart!” Silly?  Yes.  Indulgent?  Yes.  Delightful?  Most definitely. Now, if only I could shop there… […]

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A Punch of Color

Okay, so I trotted up to the cities yesterday to find some cool, funky fabric for summer dresses for Liliana and aprons for the two of us. I’m set.  Now all I need to do is go to Chicago this weekend, get my talk done, a panel moderated, and I’m good to go.  Oh, except […]

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Fabric That Will Knock Your Socks Off

Every once in a while, I’ll share some beauty with you.  You don’t have to be a sewer, knitter, or crafter to enjoy.  Sometimes it’s just about looking and feeling.  As my husband says, “With my art, I want there to be a feeling to it.  What do you feel?” So, here’s Amy Butler’s fabric […]

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