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design, inspiration, Travel

About My Spring Break – Blue Skies, Sentimentality and Spanglish

Spring break is over, and life shifts back to it’s normal rhythm. I spent last week in the warm sunny embrace of Cancun wondering why, despite the bright blue sea and the pretty flowers, I felt restless. I’m not sure if resort life is quite right for me – I’d rather be wandering around an old crumbling …

Looking for Inspiration?;
art, design, inspiration

Looking for Inspiration?

  For a long time I have been interested in the idea of inspiration, and how it is referred to in relation to artists and their work processes. Is the idea of the artist struck by inspiration sometimes a  romanticized ideal, invented by art historians to explain a lot of hard work, passion, unusual perspective, and skill? Being an artist is sometimes viewed …

art and design, art teacher, balance, BLOGGING, BUSINESS SKILLS, design, education, how to, inspiration, parenting, schedule, small business, summer camp, teaching, work ethic, working from home

The Reality Of Working From Home

I see a lot of articles, blog posts, and movies where well dressed, self employed people work from a beautiful chic cafe; sunlight filtering in through large windows, coffee and pain au chocolat set carefully at an artful angle next to their brand new laptop. I want to know who these people are, how I can …