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About vst3in

I am a writer, avid reader, library techie, birder and runner. I make felt and teach others. I love colors and textures and birds and books. I'm working on a historical novel and reading lots of books for young people. I am running to get stronger, and I sail with my husband. This blog contains thoughts about all these things.

My Week in Books: You Gotta Read These

I had thought to follow a theme for my next bookish post, having encountered 3 titles in a row involving dragons, but some other reads captured me deeply, and here they are. It’s still a theme. Just not a topical … Continue reading

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Amplifying Diversity: Small Presses

Originally posted on educating alice:
The ongoing and hugely important conversation featuring #ownvoices, diversity, and equity was most recently centered around an unfortunate WSJ journal article which Allie Bruce unpacks in her RWW post, “Why ‘Rock Star Librarian’ is an Oxymoron.”  I highly…

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Exploring New Dimensions (sorry, this post is not about space)

I’ve been creating felt for about 18 years, applying techniques learned from Scandinavian, Finnish, Canadian and American feltmaking traditions. I’ve recently begun exploring some techniques more fully as I consider a mixed media approach to illustrating picture books. It’s been … Continue reading

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MWiB: Catching Up on Recommendations

Here are three books recommended to me by other people. Maybe someone suggested one of these to you? They are very different. I recommend all three. Fourth grade sisters now in sixth grade were very excited for everyone they knew … Continue reading

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Looking at Red

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Originally posted on Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts:
Red is one of the most powerful colors when it is at its brightest. But Red has many moods and may be the most misunderstood color of all. For instance when red starts…

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