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I often wished there could be Montessori college--although it probably wouldn't work outside the arts and humanities.

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Me too!! Which is why I try to run my studio creative life in a Montessori way. I really want to keep learning, growing, exploring, playing all of my life!

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That’s the perfect title for the painting!

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Thank you!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™

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I love the idea of unstructured play time. I would like to report that I have been taking the first 15 minutes of my "coffee and drawing pandas while listening to podcasts in the morning" time to draw unplanned things in my sketchbook.

I will also admit to having a rather extensive collection of really nice sketchbooks that I bought when I had more cash flow. This one was made by a friend who is no longer making hand bound sketchbooks and is a mid sized book with very nice heavy paper. I will scan pages as I finish them.

Starting a new habit and keeping it is always a challenge, but according to Dr, Lynda J Barry (MacArthur Genius and everything) it's by getting your hand and drawing implement moving on paper that actually gets your brain working, so this is a very good thing. Thanks for the kick in the rear to get it started.

I love the Elephant in the Room painting!

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Apr 22, 2023Β·edited Apr 22, 2023Author

Yippee!! So glad to hear you've started filling your sketchbook!! And that you have such a wonderful collection of sketchbooks to draw and write in!! Bravo!!! And lucky us that you'll scan pages and share!! I'm delighted that you like my Elephant painting too!! I ❀❀❀ Lynda Barry so much!!! Thank you for telling me you've begun so I can celebrate with you!! πŸ€—πŸ₯³

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Another beautiful post, Sue - both pictures and words! I adore that little cutting of messages stuck to your paintbox - that is absolutely wonderful. A gorgeous reminder of fabulousity. Fabulousness? Whatever the word is, THAT'S what I mean.

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Lol!!! Your comment makes me smile and laugh!!! Thank you so much for sharing your own fabulosity!!! I love your word "fabulosity" and thank you for it!! πŸ˜˜πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

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🀣😊πŸ₯³ Such a pleasure, Sue!

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πŸ˜˜πŸ’™πŸ€—

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Your paintings and illustrations are amazing.

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Oh thank you!! I appreciate your kindness!!

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If I was writing a children’s picture book, I would approach you to illustrate it.

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Oh! Thank you for that fun thought!!!! πŸ€—πŸ’™

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I really enjoyed and needed this today! First, the raining cats and dogs are adorable. Second, I agree and am saddened about the need for the bracketed advice for those of us in the US especially. I call the agenda-less play you are talking about rambling. Nothing rejuvenates me more than rambling for a day. It’s been a while since my last ramble, but this weekend looks promising!

Thanks for being so generous with your work!

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I hope you get to have a good ramble this weekend!! Ramble is a great name for this technique and I'm glad to hear that you do it too!! Thank you so much for your wonderful comment and your encouragement of my drawings! And thank you for your generosity too - together we will be what we wish to see more of in this world!

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