(A new printmaking project to make sure our visual representations of mathematicians more closely match the reality of the people doing mathematics). One of my favorite paintings is Rafael’s The School of Athens. I have a copy of it in my classroom to remind me and my students that by studying Algebra, they are partContinue reading “Mathematicians Made Visible”
I created this 4″ by 4″ work for the Morill Mini silent auction benefiting the Justin Morrill Homestead in Strafford, VT. Whle not typical of my work, it feels important to me in this time to use any platform I can to address the current awakening to racial injustice that is happening. What follows isContinue reading “Whitewashed”
Students all over my school are striking for climate action and I’m not sure what to do. I definitely support their actions, but I also think that learning Algebra is critical to understanding our climate crisis. I created a lesson on changes in the rate of global petroleum consumption over time as a way toContinue reading “Climate Crisis Algebra: Graphing Global Petroleum Consumption”
One of my favorite Fall traditions is to work as Osborne the Printer at the Tunbridge World’s Fair. I’ve been attending the fair nearly 20 years and just recently found my calling up on Antique Hill working in the print shop. Even though it’s not typically something you’d print with a letterpress, I created aContinue reading “Visit Osborne the Printer at the Tunbridge World’s Fair, September 12-15, 2019 in Tunbridge, VT”
1. Learn some math yourself. You can make learning part of your family culture by showing that everyone in your family is learning something new. This doesn’t mean lecturing your kids on the virtues of lifelong learning—it means modeling it yourself. There are lots of free online resources (try edX, or Khan Academy) for learningContinue reading “5 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in Math”
My Spring Creativity Has Sparked! After nearly a year of creative hiatus, I am excited to share the first images of my new project. Since last August I have been focusing on improving my craft as a middle and high school Algebra teacher. I am inspired by my students to create a new series ofContinue reading “Math Inspires Art Inspires Math . . .”
I made this new print based on an embroidery design I’m sewing into felt. Maybe when my new fabric inks arrive I’ll print on fabric and embroider the prints onto a bag or something. I love having a handwork project going to work on by my wood stove. When my kids were smaller, I readContinue reading “New Cards for Winter 2018”
Pumpkins and . . . . . . apples are now available as cards!
Here are my first attempts at chain stitching letters. I keep telling myself that it will look better from a distance. And I’m hoping it will get better the more I practice. The sharp corners are tough to negotiate–maybe I’ll try to make it larger, or try a different stitch or a smaller thread.
My colleague June Albright at the Upper Valley Waldorf School just showed me how to take tangled snarls of embroidery floss and wrap them around empty thread spools for easy storage. So much nicer than the mess they were before, and more beautiful! Other exciting news this week: I finished my Sami inspired reindeer bag!Continue reading “Great ideas in small packages”