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wellness, work ethic

Forced Breaks – When Fate Takes You In Hand

I haven’t blogged much over the past few weeks because, well, the ongoing construction of my studio has turned me into a nomad of sorts and slowed me down. I have been feeling pretty discombobulated and odd (well odder than usual). It’s been weird. I love working. I like to be left in solitude to …

books, inspiration

A Lovely Valentines Mess

Valentines Day in our house is always messy (much like this post, I actually have no idea what direction it’s heading in). Once an art teacher, always an art teacher, especially during February and December. Gift giving equals crafting chaos for us. The kids always insist on making Valentines cards and presents for each other, and …

books, inspiration, wellness

Favourite Things This Winter

Aaah bitterly cold January, only marginally more bearable than February, the month of Mockolate kisses, cabin fever, and dread. As you can see, winter has never been my favorite season, but I’m getting slightly better at dealing with it; you might even say I’m slowly warming up to it. See what I did there? A bit of seasonal …

art, books, summer camp

Art, Books, Kids, and Ideas

Yet another post about books. This time it’s Art books. I’ve been thinking about my upcoming Summer Camps, and which artists I would like to introduce the kids to this year. This is my favorite, most dreamy (and short), world-is-my-oyster stage of lesson planning.  This is the sweet spot, when I go to galleries, and libraries, …

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Half Baked – Part 2

…So, where were we? Oh yes, identifying things that make me happy and, therefore, more productive. I thought about this a lot during the midday preschool pick up/drop off. Here is what I came up with: Start every day by creating something Obvious for an artist, you may say. However, I’m finding that often I get …

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