Tag: Marla McLean atelierista

The greatest small gifts

The greatest small gifts

Last month I attended a tremendous conference in San Francisco called  Educating for Creative Minds: Using Brain Science to Ignite Innovation and Imagination. From the conference …

 

Paths of light come in so many forms…

Paths of light come in so many forms…

The 2012 new school year has been an exercise on how a community of people can truly make change. Personally, it has been both exhausting …

 

Flying Teapots and the Wonder of Transformation

Flying Teapots and the Wonder of Transformation

In the Spring of 2012, when I realized that our school was really leaving our historical Peabody building for a barracks type  temporary building , I …

 

Not afraid of the dark

Not afraid of the dark

The darkness of this time of year, is actually our guide. How do I greet and introduce this shift of our natural world with my young …

 

“This”

“This”

I believe that theory and practice are indeed the pedals on the bicycle and you need both to move forward. (Loris Malaguzzi coined this phrase)   It …

 

Grit

Grit

Intent. Studio work has so much of this, in so many forms. There is poetic languages and memories made and found that offer new possibilities through creating, …

 

Truth found

Truth found

Last Wednesday morning, I was walking my dog. It was 6:30 am, and it was garbage day in my neighborhood. As I went up the …

 

Caminante, no hay camino (Traveler, there is no path, the path is made by walking)

Caminante, no hay camino (Traveler, there is no path, the path is made by walking)

I just returned from Guadalajara, Mexico where I was honored to be  a keynote and presenter  at the RedSolare  Mexico Conference, “En dialogo con el …

 

Before and Afters many times over

Before and Afters many times over

I have always been fascinated by before and after images, from fashion magazines to home improvements. I find it especially captivating to view in my …