Jamie asks: What do you wish to nourish?
I wish to nourish more learning relationships. Summer Camp started this week and for the first time ever, I have two interns. Both women want to develop their art of teaching. Welcome Mutsumi and Jorden!
I wish to nourish more self-care. Since my knee injury, I’ve been exercising more in new ways. I’ve been pool walking several times a week and I’m going to start pilates on Saturday with Sarah Goeckel.
I’m so happy that my pop-up card tutorial is featured on Crafty Crow today! Yippee!
Summer Camp 2010 is 12 days away! As a teacher, I always wish to know how to best empower my campers to find the magic of their gifts and talents.
These awards were invented by one of my campers. He has a gift for insight, humor and recognition. He had fun giving these awards away with kindness to his peers. He gave me the most smelly award which I’m fairly certain in boy humor is a compliment (I also got to act like an ape which made everyone laugh)
Art Yowza was recently given an award from the Alameda Education Foundation for bringing innovation into the schools. It was a total surprise! I’m so lucky to live in a community where I can develop my leadership and be self-expressed.
Thanks Jaimie for asking, “What do you wish to know?”
What award would you secretly love to receive? What recognition would you love to give?
I’ve started swimming again! I’ve needed to exercise my knee and I love it. If you belong to Franklin Pool in Alameda and want a swimming partner. Call me!
What fun activity did you do in your childhood that you might want to try again?
I want to look with fresh eyes on all the art projects I’ve invented with my campers over the years.
I want to package them up into a bundle of fun. (Publish a book! Create an e-course!)
I just had lunch with my graphic designer, Madeleine Budnick and am giddy with possibilities.
Thanks Leah and everyone for letting me join the Art Every Day Month party!
( I took the slideshow out because it was soooo noisy )
Pointing my iphone camera into the sun at 4:3o pm.
The image really surprised me.
My campers were here the day before Thanksgiving for Rockstar Camp.
We mix free play outside with studio time inside.
Which image is more magical, fierce and charismatic?
Click here to see the wild rock star slideshow!
Hot Lava Girls, The Polkadot Girls, The Soul Takers, The Airheads, The Hard Rockers, The Angles Deviled, The Red Devils, The Angels and the Green Gremlins
I created these little digital painting doodles with an easy online tool at
I caught this on the drive down from the Oakland Hills with my iphone camera.
This swirl sits in the middle of my studio tables. A strong center with branches.
The swirl is pushed out by motion. (I like to shoot pictures as a passenger of momentum)