Monday, April 15, 2013

Woman dressed as a carousel, around 1919.

I'm becoming more and more interested in photos of carousels, having realized in retrospect I had photographed them in England, the Netherlands and a mini kids's-ride one in Switzerland on the French border. I have a plan to go and photograph four or five in Los Angeles with Pam, and sometimes Roya, within a year. So I thought I would put this here for safe keeping and inspiration.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Good use of my book

I don't know where to put this, so lest I lose it I'm putting it here.

Marta Pires put it on my facebook page. Marta wrote that Ivan is "her sweet four year old son."

Sandra, a friend of mine (Ana Telhado) wrote me an e-mail yesterday and it was the sweetest thing! I asked her if I could translate what she wrote and post it on your wall and she said yes:
"I loved the video (your "Doing Unschooling Right" video with Portuguese subtitles) and the Portuguese page! And everything you sent me. Fantastic! Thank you so much!!!

Last night, when Ivan realized that I was getting impatient because I had so much to do and he was still awake, he said 'I've got an idea Mommy, I'll be right back'. He went downstairs, while I was washing the dishes in a less-than-joyful manner, and he went to fetch Sandra Dodd's book, the one you lent me, and he said 'Take a look in here to see what we can do now'. So sweet! It just melted me and my irritation disappeared."
I hope you'll meet each other at the symposium! :)

Here are the things referenced:
"Doing Unschooling Right" video with Portuguese subtitles
the Portuguese page
The book
The symposium!

Marta added another note:
Just wanted to add that when Ana said that she's loving "everything you sent me", she was referring to me and another friend of ours, Cátia Maciel. (English doesn't have a plural you, tst, tst, tst) That might have helped too, having two people she trusted (I think) tell her the same things and showing her that these changes are possible and do lead to a more joyful and peaceful life

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

My quote on a clock!

hi sandra,

i hope you are well! i wanted to let you know that a family from australia recently requested a 16"x16" custom clock and after looking at the quotes in our shop decided to go with one of your quotes. thought you might like to see how it turned out! also, it's now in our shop as a regular listing. :)

Clock with my quote 2013 photo TileClock.jpg

kind regards,

mary burrows l mb art studios
website l

 photo TileCalm.jpg

In the etsy shop, there's my clock next to clocks with quotes from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Carl Sagan. (On the clocks page, there are other philosophers and such in there, too, and me.)

Tile is like magic. Rock-hard but fragile magic.

There are two other tiles Mary sells with quotes of mine. There's an image of them both here:

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Rusting automobiles

Holly took a photo of an old tractor, in a redwood forest, when she was visiting Will's brother in Humboldt.

The same week, Marty took a photo of an old wagon in much better shape, in Nevada.  (Not an automobile; should've named the blog post something different; and this one's hardly rusting, either. )

Without thinking of those, I captured some cars in Texas. I think it's really pretty, an interesting, how something can sit and return (quickly or slowly) to the earth.