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Imagining Spring in December

Imagining Spring: Collaboration with Three Teens by Sushmita Mazumdar, mixed media on canvas. 2018 Today, I posted this on the Studio’s social media, @studiopause on Instagram and on Facebook as studiopausebysush: And another print of my painting Imagining Spring is sold!

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Goodbye, Sweet Space!

Someone I was to meet today just let me know that they are at the wrong address. I checked my website and noticed I haven’t updated the location page as yet. And I find this photo—with Anne Marie, Ken and his daughter, and my

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Stories of Interviews: Columbia Pike Recipes for You 2016

Did you know that restaurant owners are very busy people? Over our wettest May ever and the perpetual construction on good ol’ Columbia Pike I am thrilled to report that despite their businesses being hectic I have collected 12 interviews and recipes for

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88 Rupees

Its two days after the celebration of the work and the stories of immigrant artist entrepreneurs— members of the Studio PAUSE community—hosted by the Institute of Immigration Research at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. It is the day a new Facebook

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Dream Room, Dream Commission

At a recent art grants panel discussion we talked about how artists who wrote in their applications about projects already panned were so much more impressive than applications where artists just wanted the money to experiment, maintain their studios, or buy

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Not Just Any ol’ Cherry Blossoms

by Studio Pause member Colleen Moore I have lived in the DC area off and on since 1994. One of the things I have always wanted to do was go see the Cherry Blossoms in the spring, but I never

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2 Years

By Studio Member Kara Billings 2 Years: It’s been two years since I got a little postcard in the mail, with messy fonts and a cute woman’s face smiling at me. Two years since my husband said, “Why don’t you

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“Future Alexandria Legend”

July saw the four-week Summer Enrichment Program for Alexandria City Public Schools end with great enthusiasm! One of the programs offered was Family Legends of Alexandria bookmaking workshop, which I taught as an artist-in-residence. The Family Legends program is part

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Inspiration is Everywhere!

-By Sushmita Mazumdar (with Ellie Canter) As I fly to Trinidad yet again, I realize how much has happened since the last time I flew back from there in Sept 2014. Then, I was struggling to finish a story I

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Hometown: Columbia, Maryland.

A Studio Member blogpost by Kori Johnson. For most people, words like “Harvest Moon,” “Tree Swallow,” and “April Journey” don’t mean much. They could be the names of artisan teas, knitting patterns, or these days, celebrity baby names. But for

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