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Episode 48: I’ll Bring the Pencils

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~ a bit of a mother’s day wrap-up
~ thoughts on pajama day
~ a special on-command drawing by the little one sends me into a tailspin on several levels
~ the oldest makes his first ATCs (and I ponder a lemon still life)
~ the charming and true story of Stellina and a great book of poetry for the kids by Justine Rowden that puts famous art into words
~ this week’s thematic creative prompt: Hidden
~ ATC update and the ATC theme for June: At Water’s Edge (need to deactivate yourself? want to sign up?)
~ Ryan talks about his use of hatching (Dan Price, Danny Gregory, Wagonized, Tom Kane)
~ second call for your voices to play in the upcoming “the CMP turns 1!” show (the box in the sidebar at right makes it easy to leave a msg!)
~ and more… Plus, as always, great podsafe music. (Length: 50 min)

Featured Podsafe Music:
Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN]
Laura Hughes ~ Sparrow [PMN]
Josh Woodward – A Song [PNM]

stellina Paint me a Poem
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3 thoughts on “Episode 48: I’ll Bring the Pencils

  1. I don’t blame you at all for feeling offended. Even if I weren’t a parent with gobs of art supplies on hand in the middle of a creative journey I’d *still* bristle at the implication that I didn’t have pencil crayons! To me, I’d feel like they were accusing me of being a neglectful parent. “Do you want to bring some toys over, too? We haven’t gotten around to buying any of those either.”
    As for the Pajama Day, I think it’s a great idea. In fact, it’s sort of what my friend Beth and I have been doing all week so I can say first hand that art in pajamas with friends is a sublime treat in this world.

  2. Alright. I did it. And it’s YOUR fault! Today- I bought myself watercolor pencils….brushes, paints…paper…. I have “issues” with drawing and writing–(like Ive NEVER been able to do it;) But you know- There are somethings I’d like to TRY to paint.. whats the worst that can happen? It’s just paper. I can’t wreck the world by trying….besides- there are no teachers hanging over me with grades to be given… so- That pic of lilacs..the one I wished I could paint? I’m gonna give it a shot!
    Thnx;) ts
    Go for it, Tracey! I’m excited for you – and can’t wait to see what you create with paint/pencils. Already, I love what you do with your camera. Just think of it as an extension!

  3. I really liked the final song, by the way. It actually falls in line with a lot of the Taoist stuff I’ve been reading – be in the moment, don’t label things and load them with expectations, just be aware of what they are and take joy from that.

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