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First Love

So sorry that I haven’t been keeping up with you lately.  I’ve been a bit distracted.  In truth, I was spending time with an old love.  Some of you may know what it is like to reconnect with your first love. Initially, awkward, you stumble to find the words that you want to use.  Your…Read More

Making Memories while Preserving Precious Moments

As a mom, I wanted to save every art project, every baby ware, and every piece of sporting equipment including the uniforms. After a stern discussion with myself (and 18 months into a pandemic), I finally decided that it was time to streamline my mementos. I had stacks of travel T-shirts, jerseys and school branded…Read More

Creative Arts in Education

By Mae Rymer Creative arts in education is one of many curriculum victims of budget cuts, and had been deemed as nonessential within the education structures via outside views; comparing its value to that of sports, science, and liberal arts. But by actively de-funding and the creative arts of fine art, graphic design, music, and…Read More

Abstract Art: WTH am I looking at?

By Mae Rymer “Abstract Art: art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures” – Oxford Languages Whether many of us are aware of it or not, we have all been exposed, by one way or another, to a type of abstract art….Read More

Art by Mae Rymer

Art: Who’s got it? Who wants it? Who needs it? The short and skinny answer to all of those questions is surprisingly, all of us. In the Arts and Culture corner of DML, we’ll be exploring the wonderful realm of ART! What makes someone an artist? What are art categories? What the hell am I…Read More