Category Archives: Art

Post – Impressionists : Vincent Van Gogh

Last spring we studied one more Impressionist / Post-Impressionist painter to add to our Painter’s Book we started last year.  The Dutch, Vincent van Gogh. After seeing this video again, the kids picked the painter again this time, and agreed … Continue reading

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OFFF : Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival

I love going to this Festival.  I try to go every fall, but as anything, it depends what’s happening in our lives and our weekend.  But this time, it worked perfectly, once again. It was a day to myself.  I … Continue reading

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blue rope

I had 600 yards of white rope waiting to be turned into baskets.  But first… what if we put it in  the indigo dye pot? Soaked in water, overnight. Put some in. Leave some out. Let the dye make its … Continue reading

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Some Questions You Might Ask Is the soul solid, like iron? Or is it tender and breakable, like the wings of a moth in the beak of the owl? Who has it, and who doesn’t? I keep looking around me. … Continue reading

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a new tablecloth

I had a square white tablecloth I found at a garage sale that I was keeping to use for something else (meaning, cutting and up cycling into something else.) So I decided to try to dye it with the Indigo … Continue reading

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Have you’ve seen all the blue in the internet?  Maya is amazing.  And Amanda’s new quilt she started and posted on her blog recently? That’s what made me do it.  I want to have a blue quilt too.  I really love … Continue reading

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Glass work

While my parents were visiting in the spring, I took my mom back to do some glass work at Kurumi’s studio, here in Portland.  Lucas had an idea on what he was going to work on.  (A favorite home team.) Siena … Continue reading

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