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    Egg of the Day … Or Four

    By Cathy on April 19, 2014
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    Ah, best laid plans of mice and moms. Four days ago, we had planned to share an Egg of the Day each day before Easter. But alas, we’re running out of time, since Easter is … tomorrow! So, here are Four Eggs of the Day–all at once. Hope it doesn’t send your cholesterol soaring.           We

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    Springtime in the Studio: Circle of Life

    By Cathy on April 11, 2014
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    Well, I think this might be my very first sad blog story. But it’s not completely sad … it’s all mixed up, happy and sad. Like life. It all started with this … the exciting new nest that was built in a planter right next to the walkway to our front door. Every time I headed out the door, the

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    Sketching Together: 7 Tips for Family Drawing

    By Cathy on November 25, 2013
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    I am in awe of Mica, the artist Ellen featured in her last blog post, who lets her four-year old finish her drawings for a wonderful collaborative result. When we had four-year olds, I’m not sure that I could have been quite so collaborative. I think I would have been sneaky and would have offered them my rejects to finish.

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    DIY: Personalized Pysanky Place Cards

    By Cathy on March 26, 2013
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    With Easter right around the corner, we thought you might like to borrow this place card idea for your festive holiday table. Since our kitchen recently looked like it was a Ukrainian egg-making factory, I decided to make place-card-eggs for a book club meeting that was held at our house. I love my book club, and when it’s my turn

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    DIY Eggs: Another Blank Canvas To Decoratify

    By Cathy on March 23, 2013
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    You may have seen the guest blog post on the C.R. Gibson site in which we shared our inspirations, one of which, for us, was and is blank stuff.  So, you can imagine our delight with these blank orbs just begging to be embellished! (They are sitting in front of an etching I made in 1983 right before Ellen was

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