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Studio Views: Watching for Accidents


The boards of my studio floor are strewn with scraps of paper like so many flower petals let go from their stems following an abrupt wind. The eye of that wind storm is where I like to work. The discarded pieces of paper swirl to the floor and make a lovely mess around my feet, […]

Naamah and the Ark at Night

Naamah and the Ark at Night

Holly Meade uses watercolor collage (which matches this story of water perfectly) to tell Susan Campbell Bartoletti’s lullaby story of Naamah, Noah’s wife.  We learn in her fascinating author’s note the mystery of her name and also about the ghazal, the poetic structure Bartoletti followed to write this poem. So, a story from the Old […]