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First You Make the Cookies

Birthday Dinner for David Smooch loves to watch me make things, from beadwork to baking. She sits by the counter with her face as close to the action as possible. For his birthday, David asked for Chocolate Chip Cookies instead of a cak…

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Visits to a Hospital and a Birthday

My residual retreat memories juggled with my annual birthday collage creates pages in contrast.It was the final day at the retreat when one of my participants began feeling ill. We were blessed to have a retired nurse within our lil’ family group and t…

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Happy BIrthday, Jackson Pollock!

 

Today is the birthday of American artist and drip paint extraordinaire, Jackson Pollock. The abstract expressionist, known for his figureless murals created on the floor of his studio, would turn 101 years old if he were still magically alive today.

 

 

Artists Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock are shown in their garden at their East Hampton, N.Y., home. 1949 photo provided by the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. © Associated Press

 

In this 1949 photo provided by the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, artists Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock are shown in their garden at their East Hampton, N.Y., home. Pollock, who would have turned 100 in 2012, will have the anniversary of his birth observed with exhibitions, fundraisers and other events throughout the year. (AP Photo/Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center) Pollock, born in Cody, Wyoming, in 1912, began his career as an art student,

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Happy Birthday, M.C. Escher!

MC EScher, self-portrait

Today we would like to wish a very happy birthday to the master of paradox himself, M.C. Escher. The Dutch artist behind never-ending staircases and gravity-defying landscapes would turn 114 years old if he were magically still alive this June 17th.

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Birthday Collage Blossomed at the Women’s Retreat

This is an annual tradition that I have taken to doing for my birthday. You know how you never want to throw away (well, at least I do) those precious birthday cards and personal comments from your friends? To save those, I have been doing a colorful …

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SOAR Welcomes Artisan Glass and Soapmaker Vicki Korpa!

Vicki's Handcrafted Soaps

Today we are delighted to announce a new listing for Medford glass artist and handcrafted maker of soaps and lotions, Victoria Korpa. Vicki’s passion is soapmaking, and her functional fused glass pieces complement her personal body care products with lovely fused glass soap dishes, sushi sets and decorative glass art for the home, making great gifts for someone special…or for yourself!

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