I want these. I need these. I got these! (wowza!)
seriously. (thanks, ma!)
sunny, windows open, a bit of crispness in the morning air, an arrangement of fall goodness from my bountiful basket, this week, getting a bit of work done, doing a bit of cooking/baking! i’m a happy gal : )
here’s a glimpse of my tiny, but cozy, studio/living-room/kitchen
(note the fall flair: arrangement on coffee table + jack-o-lantern kitchen towels : )
after a lazy, five-month hiatus (on my part. . . i know, horrible), i’ve finally made some nectar for my sweet hummingbirds!
& some nectar for moi !!
in my school life, second quarter is quickly approaching and i’ve begun to imagine some things i’d like to share with my students, one of which is ‘the exquisite corpse.’ in the past, i’ve offered ‘the exquisite corpse’ as a short-term prompt, but i’m exploring the possibility of expanding it into a unit of exploration for my students. i think there is an inherent open-ended quality to ‘the exquisite corpse,’ and it gives children the potential to be wildly imaginative and create hugely diverse artworks. i’m also considering how the exquisite corpse has many applications in both 2D & 3D. am i right??! it would even be fun to do the exquisite corpse in a creative writing application! i find this idea exciting! and, i think maybe my students will, too!
i have this beautiful book to share with my students:
you can read about this fantastic project, here.
and, here are some images and resources i’d love to share with my kiddos : )
on a day where all that seems possible are many cups of tea & email exchanges,
despite the endless list of other things needing to be addressed. . .
do not let your fire go out,
spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swaps of the not-quite,
and the not-at-all.
do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach.
the world you desire can be won.
it exists. . . it is real. . . it is possible. . . it’s yours.