Olejarz2 wrote: > > I strongly agree with the message below and would like to add that MaryAnn > was up front and thanked people. She could have easily created a fake email > address and identity and then skimmed whatever ideas she would have liked > without anyone knowing. > > Writing a book is hard work, she should be applauded for making a > contribution to our profession! > > Harold > > In a message dated 4/20/99 12:25:25 PM, Maahmaah writes: > > <<Well, I have to say something here. We know MaryAnn writes books. I have > read a few of them. If someone is so naive as to think that she is asking > for these ideas just for some sort of hobby and will not be using them for > her book, hey! Wake up! Of course she is compiling them for publication. I > don't see anything wrong with that. And I don't think she has been > blind-siding anyone. It's not required that you send her your ideas. And > any one of us, with our experiences and talents, could write books like hers > and "make tons of money". But she is the one going out there and actually > doing it. Good for her! I don't find her posts and requests obtrusive. > Especially since she compiles the info for us all to read after she gets it. > I rather enjoy her ideas and have found one or two I will be using in a class > I'm teaching in a couple weeks. Her books reach a bunch of people who may > have no other connection to art professionals. I for one would like to see > her books filled with interesting ideas that motivate young kids and adults > to experience different art materials in a variety of ways. Don't > experiences like that for children make all our jobs easier? And last, but > not least, most of us are on this list (albeit in a roundabout way) for > money. I get paid for the work I do, don't you? The ideas and conversation > on this list motivate me and help me do better work. (Which, in my case, get > me more freelance teaching jobs.) I think MaryAnn is doing more good than > harm to us all. I am not sure what the gripe is all about.>>
I would like to hear Maryann's view on all the posts that have been
about her for the past day or so.