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My piece “Elements #28” was selected for Art Maui 2011! According to the website: 377 artists registered 592 works. 138 works were selected, by 125 artists. It’s never easy to write a bio… I feel like writing “Robin Ferrier is an artist that never got used to writing in the third person”… but each time […]

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The tops are nearly done!  I’ve pieced together 24 blocks from each class and when finished they will each fit a twin bed perfectly.  I hung them in the classrooms briefly today so that the kids could admire their work: Of course being at this stage meant I simply HAD to go fabric shopping!  It […]

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I’ve spent so much time lately thinking, doing, and organizing for others that I had completely forgotten about last night.  All of a sudden the evening was upon me and I found myself at a “thank you” party for artists who submitted to this year’s Art Affair… thee big fundraiser for our local art center. […]

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I’m nearly finished with piecing together the classroom quilts and they are looking fabulous!  I can only hope the quilting goes quickly as well!  I’ll continue to post pictures of my progress for you here, but the text will have to be lacking for the next few days.  By the way, I brought my little […]

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I feel like someone from that little community of “Who-ville”  in “Horton hears a Who”… “I’M HERE, I’M HERE, I’M HERE!!” I’m fine… thank you for asking.  I’ve been buried in projects, big and small… I’ve got a few upcoming deadlines and I’m trying to fit it all in… I’m resorting to plan “B” here and […]

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I took another trip with my son and his schoolmates yesterday, this time to La Perouse Bay.  It’s been a week of hiking for him, part of a special thing the school offers once a year.  He doesn’t realize how lucky he is to go to a school that offers this type of thing, but […]

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Things are zipping along here… these large chunky shapes are really starting to POP!  I’m so loving the energy I’m getting from working on this… after little pockets of time here and there, I’m feeling fresh and hopeful I’ll be finished on time.  I have until the end of the month… stay tuned!

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Things are moving along smoothly in the classrooms.  It helps that the two classrooms are doing the same thing, and it also helps that these kids are so self-directed!  They’ve been a huge help!  I’ve started piecing the blocks together at home and should be finished with the bulk of them in a matter of […]

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I spent the day with my son, a few teachers and several kids from their school.  Once a year, for one week, the kids go out into the community and participate in various activities.  Today we hiked the Waihee Trail.  It’s a greuling hike, 2.5 miles up the mountain, and the same back down.  When […]

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For sunshine and berries, for music and the moon, for the gift of having things unfold as they should… I’m taking a simple pause this morning… my heart filled with gratitude.

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Last night I found myself engaged in a biannual routine: Hockey.  Not me… ha, ha, seriously… my son.  Yes indeed, hockey on Maui is thriving… inline hockey, that is.  Twice each week we travel 45 minutes to this place, to practice, to play, and to mix with friends.  Just he and I.  Sometimes while he […]

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The classroom projects are coming along.  The washout didn’t go as expected… the dye didn’t take as well as I would have wished.  I panicked at first, but then I realized I have options.  I’ve decided to have the kids go over their designs with these Sharpie pens and outline major elements.  Today was the […]

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I’m taking this one block-by-block… it seems to be the way to work these days.  With so many balls in the air, I slip into the studio for an hour here, half-hour there and sew away.  Later, I’ll need larger spans of time to really wrap my head around this project and have it come […]

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I’ve been eating so many berries lately, I’m going to attract bears.  No, those aren’t my hands… but the tiffany blue looks cool with that fire-engine red!

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