Sunday, July 31, 2011

Art Modification Opportunity

Even for those who can't attend at all, there's a coloring-contest opportunity (Holly says "call it art modification, not 'coloring contest'"), and that's lower down on that page. Anyone who wants to take a shot at messing with/improving/riffing on that logo could get attention (at least) or a prize. I will share any art that's sent to me, and do various cool things with some of them.

Art to lift or trace, in various sizes and versions:

Cafe Press items you might buy and color/amend/decorate:

(one I colored with photobucket or something, just putting colors in the image)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

FAQ in progress

I'm working on a FAQ, and just lost my whole section on local museums, but will get back to it in a day or three. If anyone is willing to read there and think of what other questions and sections it should have, please e-mail me or leave a note here. Thanks!

It will eventually have some images, better format, and direct links to sections from various other pages, but for now, it's something.

How long to stay in Albuquerque?

The main days of the gathering are Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning, December 29, 30 and 31st. The shortest practical stay would be Thursday and Friday nights at the hotel.

The slightly longer, don't-miss-anything, stay would be Wednesday night through Saturday.

The hotel will honor the conference rates from Monday December 26th through the following Sunday night, January 1.

Every night of hotel-room goes toward credit for less expensive (or maybe free, if enough people attend) conference rooms.

Hotel Reservations, halfway down. (Can be made by e-mail or phone.)
(Which I have repaired to reflect what is happening, as opposed to what would have been happening if we had had a July gathering... it's updated, and corrected, today.)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

December in Albuquerque!

I'm writing from summer in Albuquerque. People are saying "I wish winter would come." And those are people who aren't even planning to be at the ALL Unschooling Symposium!

I will keep static pages at, and also keep pages at this blog. Some will link back and forth. If you find discrepancies or gaping holes or garbled confusion, please let me know. My intent is to make it clear and simple.

There have been several registrations this week, and after Kirby's birthday July 29 and the Good Vibrations conference in September, I have nothing in the world to do but prepare for the December Symposium!

Keith (Dodd, my husband) said this morning that maybe I should not plan for next summer, for various summer and travel reasons, and he is (as usual) probably right. So I'm going to change the site to reflect that IF there's another of these, so that (I hope) Schuyler, David, Simon and Linnaea can come, December is probably a better time for it. Let's see how 2011 goes and decisions can be made about continuation. Keith also points out that late December is unlikely to conflict with anyone else's gatherings.

Holly today, in front of the hotel. In December, the temperature is more likely to be 45° F than 87 or 89. In the daytime, I mean. (It was 86 when we pulled up to take the photos.)

ROOM REGISTRATION information is at the "Hotel" link above. Registration for the conference and for the hotel are separate. You can do one without the other, in either direction.

Holly is wearing a chiton (just because) with a belt from a charity shop in Ashford (wide elastic with a zippered pocket), in case you wondered.