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amysue
Just another Mom w/ 3 kids, 1 husband, some small critters and some time to knit, read etc.
Interests: Gardening,Kayaking,Reading,Knitting,Spinning(wool),Walking,Birds....
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I was a little embarassed about the themes and colors I was working with in my collages. Pink, Apple Green and Turquoise along with flowers and birds. I felt like I should be doing something darker or less "girly" and then I remembered I am supposed to be creating without... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2011 at taking direction.
1. I was 23 years old in 1984. I think at the time that seemed relatively mature. I lived in a condo in Porter Square, Cambridge, MA. I loved that place. I was there for about 15 years. It had one bedroom. The rest was a lovely open space with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2011 at taking direction.
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I thought it might be appropriate to start with the number 50 for my first assignment or challenge. At her Learning to Love You More website, Miranda July's (and by the way the NYT's had a great profile of her in last weeks Sunday Times Magazine) 50th assignment was to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2011 at taking direction.
I have always loved work by Miranda July, Amy Krous Rosenthal and similar artists. When Miranda July had her website/art project Learning to Love you More, activively in progress I loved looking at the submissions. She gave assignments for over 5 years and there is now a book that showcases... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2011 at taking direction.
The Super Crafty Package just arrived..it's amazing! I'll blog and post pics once my oldest returns home with my camera. I'm already percolating some ideas for using some of the scrapping items and my pictures from my garden. The book is also perfect because it's one of my favorite websites! Thanks!
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2010 on The pants problem at Life In Color
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I have both of those bread books and love them. My oven is broken right now, but hopefully when we get back from dealing with Noah's surgery and all later this month I will be able to make more foccaccia, cheese breads and the like. A bread baking friend is keeping my family well stocked in the meantime (she brought over chocolate bread today!). Our CSA starts next week and i can't wait. I'm looking for a meat CSA and we get fresh eggs from a woman in the area so slowly but surely we're getting things as local as we can. Can't wait to see your finished yard!
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2010 on Thinking about the future at Life In Color
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Mar 15, 2010
Yikes! I am glad he's not hurt too badly and hope he recovers quickly! What a weird thing? I did have a friend who's dog jumped out of her van once and she put it in park (she thought) and jumped out to grab him and the van rolled over her (well her leg-needed knee surgery!). She did manage to grab the dog, but the car got stopped by a tree.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2010 on Incidentally at Life In Color
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Love these fabrics-so cheery and bright!
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My kids are 14 and 11 now, but when Em was a baby she was totally into all the crafty stuff. I handed her paper,paint and a brush and we had painting. Safe dough? Sculpture. And so on. I still have most of her early creations up in my kitchen and craft room!! Then there was my second child. Noah was rarely interested in artistic endeavors. He hated feeling "messy" OR he only wanted to smear stuff all over and like you, I let it go. However, unlike his sister who was "meh" about blocks and stuff, he loved (and loves) building things! I always provided opportunities for creativity but didn't push it and that seemed to work fine for both kids, who when they were pre-school age loved taking classes at our local art museum. Things that worked: I'd tape down a huge role of newsprint to the floor, provide age appropriate and non-toxic supplies (markers, crayons, paint etc) and walk away (well, not hover). When babies they played a little (like i said Em for longer) and moved on, but as they grew they came to love creating stuff or just doodling. Outside, I got a huge piece of (drywall? it's white and shiny and if you use dry erase markers they wipe off-but it's a building material of some sort) nailed it to one of the fences and attached a terracotta pot filled with dry erase markers and erasers. We only took that down after years of the entire neighborhood enjoying it, last summer. I miss that board. One of the coolest things we use to do was string an old sheet between two trees and let babies, kids and adults use biopaint to decorate at parties and cookouts and stuff-it would wash away in the rain and then we'd do it all over again. Mainly, I guess I'm saying that kids aren't all into making things, the process is more important than the finished item and you're already providing the opportunity the rest will happen organically! I love hearing about all the neat things you and Tuesday are doing. My current child thrill is that both my kids have asked me to teach them to quilt!!
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2010 on Mama guilt made me do it at Life In Color
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What a fabulous business!
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Another great site-thanks for sharing it! Love the fabric!
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