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what becomes a legend most
So look what I got in the mail the other day….

sister kinderhook

Rasputina’s new album, Sister Kinderhook – yay! After Tori, Rasputina is my favorite music artist. Rasputina is really Melora Creagor – singer/songwriter/cello player. These days she usually has one other cello player and a drummer on the albums as well. She has a penchant for the past, particularly the 1800s and early 1900s. Her albums always have a historical bent to them, in both the artwork and the songs themselves, and this is one of the reasons I love Rasputina (some of the artwork even features embroidery – like this album cover – pretty cool!). Melora is an intriguing storyteller as well.

Through Rasputina I have come to love the cello, and I must agree with Melora when she says that the cello is the saddest instrument. I call her music Victorian/goth cello rock. That’s the best description I can come up with. Other words that come to mind – beautiful, weird, humorous, piognant, fun, poetical, intelligent, haunting. If this sounds like your kind of thing, check it out Rasputina.

this artistic mother
I finished reading The Artistic Mother and I loved it – I think it’s a wonderful book, very informative and inspiring. I didn’t do the projects although there were certainly some I’d like to try. My favorite parts were the chapters on Motivation and Planning and the sections about digital photography and poetry.

I think it’s pretty cool that Ms Cole included a section on poetry and encouraged her readers to give it a try. The suggestions she gave make writing poetry seem doable, and I’ve decided to give it a try, and have even received inspiration for two poems.

Ms Cole’s Art Action Plan is great – I’ve been diligently writing mine every Sunday for the coming week, and I find it extremely helpful for staying focused and on track with my goals.

Throughout the book were profiles of other artistic mothers. I always love reading about how other artists manage their time, but I felt a bit frustrated because it seemed like none of them work outside of the home. There is certainly nothing wrong with that, but I would love to read about other moms who have outside jobs and how they manage to still find time to create.

I’m thinking perhaps I need to write my own book for the working-outside-the-home artistic mother!

scrapbooking away
I’m working on a scrapbook for Julian, to commemorate his journey in life up to this point. I’m planning on having it done in time for his graduation party which is at the end of July. All I’ve done so far is scan some photos, come up with a concept, and order an acrylic album. So I have a lot to do still, but I’m planning on keeping it very simple, clean, and modern, which hopefully will help keep the amount of time under control. Here’s one of my favorite photos of him, when he was one or two months old. So cute!

babyjulian

~toodles!

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