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art and design, crafter, education, kids, learning, summer camp, teaching

The Eve of the Camp

Routine is the Enemy – I read that  on a woman’s shirt while busting a move at my local Zumba class. “Hey!” I thought, in between wheezing breaths, “I should be wearing that shirt! That’s ME!” It’s true -I thrive on change, which is why I’m very much looking forward to the next couple of months. As …

art and design, creativity, education, family, inspiration, kids, learning, parenting, small business, spontaneity

Elementary, my dear…

Unfortunately, today’s blog will not be about my favorite TV series, Sherlock, or the splendid Mr Cumberbatch, I just like a good play on words. I have mentioned before that I am a trained middle and high school teacher. Teaching middle and high school Art is something I adore doing. I especially revel in the …

2013, art and design, education, family, montessori, multitasking, parenting, small business, work ethic, working from home

Preschool Genius

“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.” – Maria Montessori Over the past few weeks I have been running summer camps for 1st and 2nd graders; I love working with these children, and they constantly surprise and …

art and design, book art, crafter, creativity, education, family, illustration and books, inspiration, kids, letting go, parenting, planning, small business, spontaneity, Uncategorized

Montessori, and the Art of Loosening Up

I’ll be honest with you, I was a tiny bit scared yesterday. On my way to the Boyd Montessori I kept up a stream of thoughts that went a little bit like this – “Yes, I’m a teacher by profession, but Montessori? That’s a whole new ball game. I wonder what the class will be …

2013, art and design, crafter, creativity, design, education, family, inspiration, kids, motivation, small business, working from home

Summer Camp Love Story

I’m going to run a summer camp this year. Scratch that, I’m going to run TWO summer camps this year. The responses to this statement have ranged from the anxious “won’t that be a bit messy?’ to the slightly surreal “do you have enough tents?” to the cryptic “what about bears?” First of all, to all …