Lessons in Following

Follow the Child – Maria Montessori Educator Maria Montessori (of Montessori School fame) exhorted her instructors and students’ parents to study their young charges for clues to best help them develop appropriately on their journey through life. It’s good advice. Often, as conscientious parents, we feel strongly about a lack or a richness we experiencedContinue reading “Lessons in Following”

Did we leave it like this?

Yes.  Yes, we did. Normally, I am a very methodical & tidy person who thrives in spaces with order and symmetry.  Lots of clear desk space, paper arranged by color & thickness in nice neat stacks, storage baskets in orderly rows…  Somehow, it all makes me feel more centered and creative, almost giddy with happiness. Continue reading “Did we leave it like this?”

The Drive Home – Last Oaktown Print

Almost two months ago, I decided to jump on an intriguing print exchange put together by the wildly successful Sketchbook Project folks.  I am one of 500 artists creating a 12-print edition using hand-made methods of printmaking; The theme is The Drive Home. In February, I thought, “That seems like a blast!”  What I hadn’tContinue reading “The Drive Home – Last Oaktown Print”