Wish: Recognizing You: Empowering the Magic of Gifts and Talents


awards, silly awards, full of surprises award, most spiritual award, most silly award, most eaten popcorn award

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?


Dream bigger!


Art Yowza loves……


dream customers, leaping dreamers, bold creative fun leaders

funny kids

happy people

bold creative fun leaders

fresh artists

original thinkers

hip designers

loving parents

creative aunts and uncles

innovative entrepreneurs

quirky-cute teachers

leaping dreamers




I’m taking a really fun class online called Between the Lines: Telling the Story of You and Your Business.  It’s really got me dreaming big!


If only this bunny puppet could talk!  What does she have to say?


Get Inspired Project


Um, like, you know…… I stumbled over my tongue in this 15 minute interview!

The image editor surprised me by picking out the above pic to illustrate my story……

it’s a collaboration between me and two of my after-school students called Flower Power.

Tough questions! I was asked:

1. how do I inspire others?

2. how do I encourage the potential in others?

3. how am I inspired myself ?

4. how do I explore my own potential?

The Get Inspired Project is groovy fun. It’s a treasure trove of wisdom.

Thank you Toni Reece for the laughs!

Tree of Life Party


This inspires me!  My friend Lucy Ames sent me this pic of her arts learning bulletin board from her classroom.

Lucy  has an amazing art summer camp in El Cerrito, CA called Imagination Kids.

I highly recommend her Famous Artists  and Joy of Color Camps.


I love to look at the structure of trees.

Did you know  I offer Tree of Life Parties for Adults?


Photo and Display Created by Lucy Ames