Category Archives: mothers

Sitting Between Heaven and Earth

It started as a chair for my mother who is no longer on earth. I thought she would have liked this view on a hill overlooking the ocean. I wished she were still here to talk to. I have new … Continue reading

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Film on difficulties of being a woman artist

This is a great film I saw a couple years ago, and it is still pertinent. Many of the artists are moms which adds a whole other layer of complexity. You can find out more about the film here.

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High School Students Honor Gifts of their Family

I was honored to teach a workshop to youth at the Asian Counseling Resource Services up in Seattle in February. Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) is the largest multiservice organization serving all the different Asian Pacific American communities – … Continue reading

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Kitsune Art Studio is open in Half Moon Bay for your creativity to flourish!

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The cruelty of children

If you’re a parent or a teacher, you may have come across kids being mean to each other once in a while. “This American Life” radio program features The Cruelty of Children. It features a reading by David Sedaris on … Continue reading

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Colorful valentine kids’ project

Maybe this would be a perfect Valentine Day project to do with your kids today. I came across this lesson “Heart Rubbings” on this wonderful site, everything preschool. First I scrounged up a piece of recycled cardboard and cut it … Continue reading

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A place for my mom

Priscilla, JJW, and I went to the De Young Art Museum to participate in AAWAA’s art residency collaborative. AAWAA stands for Asian American Women’s Art Association. The theme of their residency was “A Place of Her Own”. They provided materials … Continue reading

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Plastic, tech kitchen of the future

Checked this out first on the Craftzine blog. A video from I think the ’50’s. What were we thinking??

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Assisting Aging Parents Class

Wow this sounds like a great class! Wish it was in person instead of online though. Sounds like what a lot of us baby boomers need. I am thinking of taking it. Let me know if anyone else is interested … Continue reading

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Doris and Mary doll

I brought my mom (Doris) a present on my last visit to Reno. My friend and artist Judy Johnson-Williams made these wonderful family dolls for me in response to a family tree assemblage piece I did. I decided to bring … Continue reading

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