Category Archives: Art

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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summer flowers

The Sun Have you ever seen anything in your life more wonderful than the way the sun, every evening, relaxed and easy, floats toward the horizon and into the clouds or the hills, or the rumpled sea, and is gone— … Continue reading

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the craft fair

Two weeks ago we went to the first of two craft fairs we’ll attend with a table of our handmade goods, this year.   We love to make things.  We like to craft, try new things, learn something new.  We are … Continue reading

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Ancient Roman Ruins

We’ve been studying Ancient Rome this fall.  I’m making a list of all the resources we’ve used and will share next week. We did an activity from this book.  It was fun. The recipe is for air drying clay, made … Continue reading

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World Unit : Ancient Rome

The kids, after our trip to Europe this summer, they decided we wanted to study Ancient Rome.  Last year they decided to study Ancient Greece, without knowing much about it, and we ended up having a whole lot of fun … Continue reading

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Ludlow Castle + Shakespeare Festival

To celebrate Siena’s birthday, our friends Mac and Ros gave us the experience of going to see a Shakespeare Play. As You Like It. When Ros asked us few months before if that would be something we wanted to do … Continue reading

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London : Trafalgar Square + the National Galleries

On our second day in London, when we were still with our friends, we met them at St. Martin in the Fields that morning. Some friends from home had told us about this place.  It has free concerts at lunch time, … Continue reading

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