Tag Archives: Art

21 Days ’til 40: Simple Joys and Illusions


A thing of beauty is a joy forever; its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness. ~ John Keats Read the rest of this entry »


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79 Days ’til 40: Shadow Art





Posted by on December 4, 2012 in Children, Inspiration


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107 Days ’til 40: Nature as Art


What is art? Nature concentrated. ~ Honore de Balzac

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. ~ e.e. cummings Read the rest of this entry »


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113 Days ’til 40: Discarded Junk or Abstract Art???


A picture is worth a thousand words. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. ~ Oscar Wilde

I’m afraid that if you look at a think long enough, it loses all of its meaning. ~ Andy Warhol Read the rest of this entry »


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116 Days ’til 40: Little Known Artists

This past weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to meet one of my fourth cousins.  She lives about three hours north of us.  As my partner also has a cousin in the area, it was a perfect trip – we were able to see everyone.  I was very excited to find my cousin, as I have no other family members who live in this area of the world.  While we were visiting my cousin we walked around her community.  One home in the community was filled with gorgeous mosaic art (along with a garden outside the home).  Meir Davidson, the artist who filled this home from end to end with gorgeous mosaic art is no longer alive, but his children maintain the home and share their father’s art with those visitors who are lucky enough to be introduced to it. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on October 28, 2012 in attitude, Health, mental health


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118 Days ’til 40: Self-Portraits

I took this photo at our school today. Our students created life-size self-portaits. What I LOVED about this project was the wonderful twists and self-reflection. First, the students were not linear in their thinking and rather than lie flat and trace their bodies, they chose action poses. Next, they drew pictures within their body outline of things that they connected with. Some drew soccer balls, others showed math problems. It was an AMAZING assignment.

Today, 118 days ’til 40, I took a moment to pause and appreciate the creativity of our students and teachers. What a gift!



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124 Days ’til 40: Preschool Art

Have any of you read Eric Carle books?  They are certainly a favorite with the younger students at our school! Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on October 20, 2012 in attitude, Children, mental health


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131 Days ’til 40: Playing With Your Food


Okay… Admit it.  You like to play with your food, don’t you??? If you claim you do not play with your food, you must have thought about it… right?  Did you play with your food as a child? Read the rest of this entry »


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136 Days ’til 40: Carefree Childhood Pleasures

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~ Pablo Picasso Read the rest of this entry »


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270 Days ’til 40: What is Art???

Lately I have had quite a few interesting conversations with my daughters (ages 8 and 10) about what constitutes art.  This is a tough concept for some adults, let alone children.  It has sparked some very heated and engaging conversations among us.

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Posted by on May 27, 2012 in attitude, Education, Health, Rants, Work


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