ways of seeing

Start close in,
don’t take the second step
or the third

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the arboretum at penn state

 

Start with
the ground
you know

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home

 

landscape

working

 

excerpts from start close in by david whyte

 

eric carle museum of picture book art

On a recent trip to New England, I visited the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.DSC06972

Lisa Brown and Marcus Ewert were there for the day.

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“The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a non-profit organization in Amherst, Massachusetts, is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books. The only full-scale museum of its kind in the United States, The Carle collects, preserves, presents, and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world. In addition to underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form, The Carle offers educational programs that provide a foundation for arts integration and literacy.”

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derwent inktense blocks

I’ve been printing and painting great piles of fabrics and papers to use for my textile collages.  Time stills while I am listening to music and painting with dogs underfoot.

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this was done by applying derwent inktense block colors over a stencil printed fabric.

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on a day like this, only restless dogs and the garden can pull me away from making  colorful trees.

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