It’s been a while since I wrote about Amie’s art. This has become a garden (and beekeeping) blog, no doubt about it.Â But while the blog has changed, in one respect Amie has not: she is still an artist. Ever since a boy at her preschool claimed that she is not, she has been working […]
I did a quick hive inspection today. It was hot – at 10 am – and I had forgotten to tie my long hair back, thinking the hat might keep it back, but no… So I made it quick, and just pulled out the frames to check on the pattern of brood, honey, pollen, and […]
Amie’s favorite way to interact with the garden art! My favorite way harvest! (lettuce, spinach and mustard greens cleared from the Winter beds)
Amie and I spent the whole day at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. They had special kids’ activities – crafting, a scavenger hunt, a Chinese lion dance demonstration – for the holiday week. We took our time, sauntering from one activity to the other, taking frequent snack breaks, only stopping at those art […]
Amie has taken to writing me letters – she’s been watching My Neighbor Totoro, in which the oldest girl writes letters to her mother. I can’t come anywhere near her when she is writing. “Don’t look!” she says – not aware, perhaps, that I can hear her perfectly as she sounds out what she is […]
Galaxie Twelve by FreeCycle. Story by Amie. Typing by Mama. Will be published soon.
While in Belgium – rainy, gray, cold – we do a lot of drawing and painting. Here is one project: Oma draws the outline (it tickles!) Done Work in progress Finished
Amie made a heart for me this morning. Hearts within hearts, then she cut it out. As she was giving it to me she saw Baba also needed a surprise. After a couple of minutes she came running to him, with… a brain.
Amie has often expressed an interest in my journal – in the book itself (the journalist Moleskine) and in the process. I haven’t been writing in my journal regularly, but over this weekend revived my resolution to do so. This morning I pulled it and she asked if she could have a journal too, just […]
We’re all retreating into the living room around the warm fire. There’s so much to do in this contracted world. Art Not a day goes by when Amie doesn’t work at her art. She’ll often pronounce “I am practicing because I want to be an artist.” She enjoyed discovering the technique of splashing by rubbing […]