Category Archives: art

New Year’s Resolutions from Authors and Illustrators

It’s a new year, and many of us are reflecting on how we want to approach it in our personal lives, our creative lives, and the intersection between the two. I won’t provide a Venn diagram here, but as you … Continue reading

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The Westminster Peep Show

Every year, the Washington Post hosts its annual Peeps Diorama contest. It’s our favorite magazine spread of the year. We’ll never be as over-the-top as some of our favorite entries (which seem to be wired with electricity) but the kids … Continue reading

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How to Make a Wishing Tree/Promise Tree Centerpiece

I’d mentioned this before in a few posts, so thought I’d lay out the full plans here:

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On death

The deaths of people we’ve never met have cast a fog around our hearts this month. Here are some reasons why: Because even though we knew Lemmy was living on borrowed time, we thought he’d borrowed more. Because David Bowie has provided the soundtrack … Continue reading

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Gifts and giving

Hi, all, and Happy Thanksgiving Week. Following are a few ideas for gifts, for books, and a way to help others. For Everybody: If you are looking for something that is truly unique, a couple of local artist friends are opening their studios to the public on … Continue reading

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