“Optimism is our instinct to inhale while suffocating. Our need to declare what “needs to be” in the face of what is. Optimism is not uncool; it is rebellious and daring and vital.” Ava DuVernay

“Optimism is our instinct to inhale while suffocating. Our need to declare what “needs to be” in the face of what is. Optimism is not uncool; it is rebellious and daring and vital.” Ava DuVernay

This year, when I asked kids if they knew who the Dr Martin Luther King was, I knew what I did not want to hear. I did …

 

“The magic is… change the world.”

“The magic is… change the world.”

It is January first. A new year. And despite being on this planet for quite a while, and teaching in public school for 20 years, there is …

 

A careful considerate gaze or I am because you are

A careful considerate gaze or I am because you are

 

And so, How Are You Different Than Nature?

And so, How Are You Different Than Nature?

It is the night before the very last day of the 2017-2018 school year. I just couldn’t let the year end without giving you this …

 

I hope beautiful things live forever

I hope beautiful things live forever

  Balance. This year, in addition to the daily creating and expression and relationship building in the studio/atelier, I engaged and facilitated a Mardi Gras/Speak for Living …

 

Labor of Love

Labor of Love

I was thinking about the complexities of “labor” today, on this Labor Day eve. I was thinking about the labor or role of the teacher. …

 

Finding tongues in trees

Finding tongues in trees

 

“Where did you come from? Would you like to come in?”

“Where did you come from? Would you like to come in?”

 

Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the World

Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the World

 

What the World Needs Now

What the World Needs Now

This post documents the process of the making of  our 4 foot by 4 foot bottle cap mosaic, inspired by the Wishes for the World …