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> In a message dated 4/19/99 10:34:58 PM Central Daylight Time,
> gregjuli writes:
> << Gee, I was just thinking the same thing. Kinda of like ,some one here for
> ulterior motive, that seems intrusive. Consider why most of us are on the
> listserve--- and it sure isn't for money. >>
> 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.
> Take care to all,
> (who "steals" great ideas daily from a multitude of sources to help promote
> the arts in my world.)