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Artdog Adventures · 1Y ago

The Dream

Do you ever feel this way?I don't think we have to be living on the cusp of summer to feel this way. This is a crie de cour, a cry from the heart. For many people, summer is a state of mind ...
Artdog Adventures · 1Y ago

Does this look like an oasis to you?

Or maybe it's your idea of a "treasure island"?If you're like most of my friends, reading is one of life's best joys--or, at least, I hope that for you! I can't imagine a creative summer for...
Artdog Adventures · 1Y ago

Working dogs: Canine enslavement, or a fulfilling life?

Iggies all round: two of mine, plustwo foster puppies.I've almost never been without a dog in my adult life (and those few months were pretty grim). Dogs are easily my favorite kind of non-h...
Artdog Adventures · 1Y ago

Why Creative Parents Don't Fear Summer

They don't fear it, because they Know. Not that it isn't a creative challenge--bored kids can get into a lot of very un-fun, uncreative trouble. Our job is to provide a nudge, keep an eye on...
Artdog Adventures · 1Y ago

Backyard camping, anyone?

Talk about your classic summer experience . . . My sister and I never exactly "camped out" in the back yard, but we slept on the screened-in back porch, and also in the playhouse. I was a bi...
Artdog Adventures · 1Y ago

Space Station DIY: Spheres of Influence

I needed to create a space station. Looks like fun, and it's clearly DIY, but not quite what I mean.The space station I needed to make would be the place where the characters in my novels co...
Artdog Adventures · 1Y ago

Can you think Big enough to get Small?

Sometimes the answer to a massive challenge is right under our nose. As we close in on our most creative summer yet, remember that attitude is everything!What's the key to creativity and a j...
Artdog Adventures · 1Y ago

101 Bits of Summer Fun

Here's a follow-up to my Wednesday post: a list originally designed for kids and their parents. But read it over and think: wouldn't you find a lot of these ideas fun? No matter how old or y...
Artdog Adventures · 1Y ago

Creative Challenge Accepted?

I've always thought of May as "trembling on the brink of summer." Summer is a magical season for many people. A time for re-thinking, re-inventing, and taking on new challenges.This image wa...
Artdog Adventures · 1Y ago

Three places to live and/or work that may change your mind about sustainable architecture

Although not everyone in the US Congress seems to have gotten the memo, in this age of impending global climate change people all over the world are seeking out new and better ways to live s...