Pottery Worth Waiting For

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle After a year of waiting, my cousin Katherine and I enjoyed a memorable day of shopping this summer when we visited two of Mississippi’s most famous pottery studios — McCarty’s in Marigold and Peter’s Pottery in Mound Bayou. Our...
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Everyday Art

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle I first heard about this project three months ago — a group of artists committed to creating one 6″x6″ painting each day for a year. Their artistic endeavor captured my imagination and inspired me to attempt something similar....
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Public Bean Art

“What do you mean it’s a bean? Like a real, big, huge bean?”  My niece asked with large eyes. She was visiting me for her 11th birthday this winter.   “You’ll just have to wait and see. I can’t tell you anything else, other than it’s my most favorite bean ever and that you...
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Art in the Park

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle In the park where she once played, my oldest daughter now paints with creative focus. Although summer is just beginning, she is using the browns, crimsons and golds of autumn.   Later on at home, she asks me to “check” a letter...
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One Artist’s Beginnings

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle As a mother, you get to be there for lots of firsts — first cry, first steps, first gallery exhibitions! Our oldest is 12 years old. Her painting was recently selected for the “New Life” exhibition in the Art of Healing Gallery at...
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Honey, I Shrunk the Art Project and Put it in a Shoe Box!

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle The kids’ final art assignment — pick any artist or art form we’ve studied and present it in a box. This year we started in the 17th-century Italian Baroque and ended in the 18th-century colonial America. So art includes everything...
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