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We Are Inventors!

Inspired by this post, and our science theme of Electricity, I decided to talk to my students about inventors. We began by discussing “what is an inventor?”  and then brainstormed a list of as many inventions as they could think of.  They had a hard time wondering what life might be like without a telephone,…

Art Every Day – Day 18

One of my favourite types of art, is art created by children.  Perhaps this is because I spend so much of my day with kids, or because I have spent so much time studying creativity and art in education, but perhaps it is just that their wonderful imaginations shine through their artwork, and it is truly amazing.…

Art Every Day – Day 3 Doodling on Fabric

After yesterday’s success, I decided to play around with a little more embroidery today.  This is pure doodle, like the kind of things I used to sketch in the margins of my note paper in university, or the things I absentmindedly draw when I am talking on the phone for awhile.  It’s nothing amazing, but…

Art Every Day Day 2 – Another Tree and a New Skill

Today I decided to try my hand at something I have been wanting to do for awhile – embroidery.  I first decided I wanted to try something like this when I inherited a large amount of embroidery floss from my grandmother.  A few weeks ago I was excited to find a few hoops at the local thrift store and have been waiting to…

Art Every Day – Day 1

Creating art, for me, is often about the words.  I dance, I create music, I sew fabrics into quilts, I collage papers into artwork, and sometimes (but rarely) I even draw, and yet the words always shine through. So, for this first day of November and Art Every Day I created a piece that is really,…

Welcome!

Welcome to my new home on the web!  Although there is still some hammer and nailing going on in the background, and a few changes to come over the next few months, I am excited to be in my new home!  And what better way to christen a new blogging home than with some new…

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