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Friday, March 20th, 2009

Art

library-3518First of all, I find it really ironic that I started my last post with an explanation of my slapdash orange juice project and then finished it up with how much I’m enjoying taking my time with slow projects.  Yeah, sure lady.  But on to the first order of business, The Creative Family.   I borrowed the book from the library and really enjoyed it.  It’s mostly common sense information.  I read her suggestions and ideas and often thought, of course!  I remember a lot of the ideas that she suggests from things that we did at home but that I didn’t necessarily remember.  That is, except the part about gratitudes.  It’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately.  How to incorporate spirituality and whether and how to address the idea of religion.  These are questions that often weigh heavily on my mind.  I thought her approach was interesting.  Spiritual but not overtly ‘religious’ and a good jumping-off point for additional research.  

Anyway, after reading the book.  I thought up a family project that I hope to be able to turn into some homemade art.  I’m thinking a trio of still lives.  Three different interpretations of the the same object all matted and framed grouped together in the upstairs hallway.  I think it will be great if I can get it to work.  In the meantime, going to Utrecht was fun even if Chase did have a poopie diaper while we were there and I asked the girl working there if they had a bathroom before realizing that even if they did it wouldn’t have a changing station, duh.  Plus, I finally figured out what to do with the clementine box that I couldn’t seem to bring myself to part with.  I put it in the middle of the dining room table.  There are some treats in there for all of us and I like that we can draw together.  I made my first attempts at putting marks on the paper today, desperately trying to recall the classes I took in college.  The problem is that once I had put a line down there Chase said it was time to stop.  We can draw together but apparently there are still some kinks to work out.  

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