We interrupt our move to California to let you know that the first installment in the Caterpickles Parenting Series is now available. That’s right, y’all, my book’s out. Short and sweet, What’s That, Mom?, contains 15 accessible, practical strategies for using public art to spark conversations with kids ages 3 – 10 — no artistic talent or insight required.
This week, the Ten-Year-Old reviews Alice in Wonderland and the Book of the Sith.
Hint: Here she is, as a mere five-year-old, making a few preliminary sketches of Gary Koeppel’s Bunny in the Clouds during the 2012 Dedham Public Art Project. You…
Once upon a time, when The Seven-Year-Old was merely five, she accepted a temporary assignment as Caterpickles’ Official Junior Photojournalist. For her first assignment, The Five-Year-Old elected to develop a 15-post Photo Documentary of the Dedham Shines Public Art Project going on that summer in nearby Dedham, Massachusetts. One of the bunnies, the Race Car Rabbit, referenced a piece of Norwood’s past life as a NASCAR-racing town. And now there’s a documentary about Norwood’s stock car racing history.
Greetings from the one remaining corner of my home where there is room to seat both me and my computer. I really thought this decluttering stuff was supposed to create space. Instead, it seems to have completely eliminated it. I hope to have better news on this front next week. But in the meantime, here’s this week’s news party.
Last week we bid a tearful goodbye to most of the wonderful Dedham bunnies at the Farewell to the Rabbits Open House at the First Church in Dedham. We also read lots of fascinating news stories, including the one about the WWII carrier pigeon discovered in a Surrey chimney and the rubber chicken which became a NASA celebrity.
We say goodbye to the Dedham bunnies, the salt standard, and other news of the week.
Although we haven’t been talking about them as much lately, a lot has been happening with the bunnies in the 2012 Dedham Public Art Project.
Even a horrible cold couldn’t keep The Five-Year-Old from crashing the Dedham Fall Fair and Pumpkin Festival once she heard that the newly repaired Bengal Bunny would be there.
At the Dedham Fall Fair and Pumpkin Festival at the Dedham Community House today from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Address: 671 High Street Dedham, MA 02026…