My Sister’s Kids

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle This morning, when I pick up my sister’s kids for the day, my nearly 7-year-old nephew greets me by saying, “I like abstract art,” and shows me the picture he’s drawn for his cousin. “It’s scribble-scrabble,”...
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Abstraction

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle I’ve always thought abstract art requires too much from the observer. Its meaning is often elusive. Misunderstanding is common. But, this weekend I learned something important about abstraction in art and in relationship.   A trip to the...
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Collage Making

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle After writing yesterday’s post on the back porch, I went inside to find my 9-year-old twins, Contemplative Twin and Curly-locks, making intricate photo collages. The connection between what they were creating and what I’d been writing...
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Hating Jane Austen

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle I’m about to say something heretical, but here goes – I hate a Jane Austen novel. Whew! There, I’ve admitted it. Before you send tersely worded notes, or what’s worse, ignore me in social settings like the duplicitous Willoughby, let...
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Thesaurus Art

by Jo-Jo, aka Teen Chick It was raining AGAIN! For the third day in a row, it was pouring. Just pit-pat, drip-drop, all day long. I was feeling “artsy,” and since it was raining, I drew rain – with my own twist. Inside each raindrop I wrote words. Words to describe...
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Vanity Mirror Sculpture

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle During our romantic holiday, Daddy Rooster bought me an earring and necklace set designed by Patricia Phillips, an artist we met in Asheville’s River Art District. Patricia said her inspiration was the abstract art of Jackson Pollock. The jewelry...
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Miniature Enchantments

by Jo-Jo, aka Teen Chick After spring break this year, I was asked to describe what I did over the holiday. I hadn’t spent the week playing video games — we don’t have any — or watching movies, I had built a miniature house, instead! My project was...
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