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> Thanks for your support. I never intended to take all the ideas and
>write a book. I have plenty of my own, thanks, and mine are only for
>early childhood through elementary anyway. By the way, if I were to see
>an idea I wanted to include in a book, I would ask that person for
>permission and then give them a free book too. I've always thought this
>was ok. I rarely use other people's ideas anyway.... thanks for your
>message. I'm feeling horrible to have been misunderstood at this moment,
>but I think it will all work out. Thanks again.
>>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
>>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!
>>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
>>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.
>>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
>>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
>>I rather enjoy her ideas and have found one or two I will be using in a
>>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
>>her books filled with interesting ideas that motivate young kids and
>>to experience different art materials in a variety of ways. Don't
>>experiences like that for children make all our jobs easier? And last,
>>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
>>on this list motivate me and help me do better work. (Which, in my case,
>>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.>>
>MaryAnn F. Kohl (WA)