On Storytelling and Finding Voice

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Coming to you live from rainy Boston, MA this week, while my super husband holds down the fort in Sunny California! In preparation for a panel I'm participating in this week at the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Arts in Education Program, I've been thinking a lot about storytelling. The theme of the conference is Finding Voice, which is clearly something I think … [Read more...]

Negative Leaf Impressions

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It's been unseasonably warm around here -- check out the flip flops and dress! And the Easter Basket there...well, would you believe it's for collecting Fall leaves? We don't have a lot of Fall color yet, but enough leaf beauties have hit the pavement that we ventured out for some Leaf Pickin'. N picked up all of her favorites. She was only limited by the amount of space … [Read more...]

Prepping the DIY Drop-in Studio {GIVEAWAY}

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While I'm lucky to stay at home with my super-rad kids, I'm also lucky enough to squeeze some extra fun "work" into the nooks and crannies of my life. No small task (did you see my In Search of Life Balance post?), but completely worth it. One of my big projects is about to come to fruition and I'm so excited to share it with you. I've been helping the newly-branded Children's … [Read more...]

Candle Wax Watercolor Resist

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Ever since my 13-month old turned one she's been fascinated with candles, so every week or so we bust out a birthday candle and sing five or six rounds of Happy Birthday to her. One of these candles was lying around and N, my three-year old, decided to draw with it. I immediately saw the opportunity to turn this into a wax-resist watercolor lesson -- you know, where you paint … [Read more...]

Think Different

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"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently." - Steve Jobs I never met Steve Jobs, but his life's work has influenced me in multiple ways, both subtle and overt, and it's impossible for me to pass up the opportunity to acknowledge my gratitude for his attention to detail, user … [Read more...]