Giving Thanks

I started writing these posts just six months ago, and can’t believe how far this site has come.

Thank you so very much to each and every one of you who reads this blog. Family, friends, new friends, loyal readers.  It means the world to me. And it delights me to no end when I read your comments about your own creative adventures, or visit you in your homes and see that you and your kids have been tinkering with some of our projects.  Your comments and ideas keep me going. Thank you!

Thank you to my girls. This site wouldn’t exist without you. (And thank you to the iPhone for giving me an outlet to the world, and entertaining my children in those dark moments when all hell breaks loose!)

And finally, I’m grateful a million times over for the love and support of my creative and kind husband. I can’t even imagine who I would be without you.

I’ll be signing off for a few days to enjoy some time with the family. Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving.

xo, Rachelle

Rachelle Doorley Rachelle Doorley is a mom and an arts educator with a passion for helping families and teachers set up meaningful creative projects for kids. She's the author of the popular kids’ craft book and bestseller, TinkerLab: A Hands-on Guide for Little Inventors, and her articles and ideas on creativity and arts education have been featured in School Arts Magazine, Real Simple, and FamilyFun. Rachelle has an art studio. in Palo Alto, CA where she seeks out ways to make every day creative. Join the TinkerLab circle through our FREE newsletter.


  1. Dawn Bercow says

    Rachelle, Thank you so much for all your inspiration and the brilliant hands-on activities! I love your blog. Fabulous!! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!! –Dawn

  2. says

    receiving your blog entries in the mail is a little piece of heaven. your ideas help me get through the day. and it’s when I do art projects with Simone that we get some healthy bonding one on one time.
    AND I am so impressed after having your second bambino that you keep up your blog. I admire your commitment. I admire that you stay connected to your passion of art and education.
    gobble gobble

  3. rachelle says

    Sending the love and thanks right back at you all. Thank you for continuing to inspire me and giving me good reason to show up at TinkerLab every week!