Author Archives: amanostudios

Summer Camp Revisited – Adult Style

The beautiful Mountain Lake Setting Of Camp Merrie- Woode Every year when summer arrives, and the smell in the air and the heat of the sun are just right, my mind is transported back in time to the most wonderful … Continue reading

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A Special Teaching Opportunity

Last week I had another really enjoyable and unusual teaching opportunity.  The Southern Highland Craft Guild  in Asheville, North Carolina of which I am a member, was hosting a group of international teachers for a morning of craft and relaxation on … Continue reading

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Why I do what I do .

Ever think about why you pursue a certain activity, pick a certain job or follow a certain career path? I have been thinking a lot about this lately. It might be because I have reached an age – 60 ( … Continue reading

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An Art Form Most People Just Don’t know about

Funny, I don’t even keep up with writing my own blog, because it takes me so long to organize my thoughts and formulate my words, but when a fellow textile artist asked me to be a guest writer for her blog, I … Continue reading

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The Art of Taking an Art Workshop

There are so many wonderful Felting and Surface Design workshops available around the country as well as in Europe, that I never have a problem choosing one. This summer I might have overdone this luxury a little too much by … Continue reading

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A wonderful first experience- Felting with children

I was so fortunate the other day to have had such a wonderful teaching experience. I taught a How To Felt Class to a group of 14 of the most well behaved and wonderful home school children-ever. Their ages ranged … Continue reading

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Teaching and Being Taught – Art

As a young child I always created art -preferring to paint and draw rather than  join my friends at the mall. I loved copying Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Matisse. As a college student I studied art, design and painting.  As an … Continue reading

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