January 12th, 2010
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January 11th, 2010
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There are many ways to make sculpture. One way is to put things together.
Matchboxes, a paper cup, a cardboard roll and an egg box are all being glued together.
Another way to make sculpture is to build up a form, using materials you can shape yourself. Here an elephant is made with bed springs, a watering-can, an old metal table and chicken wire. the are put together to make the elephant. Newpapers are stuffed under the chicken wire to keep the cement from falling through the wire. The shape is then build up.
You can make many objects like this elephant from old pieces of junk.
from Children Make Sculpture by Elizabeth Leyh (published by Van Nostrand Rienhold Co. 1974) out of print.

January 8th, 2010
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-terribly unmotivated
-the sky is grey, snow is falling
-I have two hours to work and can’t get focused
-time to throw in the towel and read instead
-but I have deadlines
-maybe tonight will be better
-cold green tea in my mug
-cold snow
-cold feet
-the dog scratches at the door to be let in and the sound makes me jump
-as i watch the snow I daydream of spring in california, flowers, strong coffee, sun
-this happens every year

January 4th, 2010
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January 2nd, 2010
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The Contemplation of the Stars
When it is a beautiful starry night Mr. Palomar says, “I must go and look at the stars.” That is exactly what he says–”I must”–because he hates waste and believes it is wrong to waste the great quantity of stars that is put at his disposal. He says “I must” also because he has little practical knowledge of how you look at the stars, and this simple action always costs him a certain effort.


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