We all need a creative boost now and then. The cold, gray skies, unwashed dishes and mass shootings get me down. I know (for me) the only sane response is to make some art. But sometimes it’s hard –I feel like I’m too busy, I’m not good enough, it’s too late, there’s too much *real*Continue reading “Today’s Favorite Creative Inspiration”
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Here’s my latest print. I also did a version printed in black, but I like this one better because the colors make me happy. I can’t help myself.
Mathematics and Sustainability
I just finished teaching a three week class on mathematics and sustainability. It was this amazing experience where I felt fully integrated: math, art, environmentalism—all these different parts of me were all there. Here are some samples of my students’ work.
Here is my latest vision board/collage about integrating my artistic and mathematical lives. Enjoy!
South Royalton Market Annual Member Show
Swiss Chard and Scarlet Runners are now showing in the South Royalton Market Annual Member show, at the market until November 30th. Come check them out and get some great local gifts and foodstuffs at the same time!
Art, Activism, and Mathematics
I’m preparing to teach a class on sustainability and mathematics this January–it’s one of my favorite topics because it’s so personally meaningful and the math is really interesting.
The Beauty of Swiss Chard
It’s High Summer and there’s been a lot of time for both art and math (and less time for being online!) These are two versions of a recently completed Swiss Chard print, before and after adding watercolor. I’m finding lots of inspiration in our CSA this summer from Sweetland Farm.
Summer Solstice: Creativity, Integrity, and Gratitude
Happy Summer! I’m so pleased with how my apple blossom block print turned out–and excited to report that my next print is well on its way. Since the Solstice marks the midway point through the year, it’s a great time to re-visit the goals I set for myself last winter. In this I getContinue reading “Summer Solstice: Creativity, Integrity, and Gratitude”
Gathering STEAM for Geometry
I get to teach my kids Geometry this summer, and yesterday we did circumcenter, incenter, centroid, and orthocenter constructions. I’ve never done those before, and I was captivated by the beauty of the constructions. I decided to turn a few into watercolors. It was a lot of fun. Here’s another: In this one I alsoContinue reading “Gathering STEAM for Geometry”
Treat Your Art Like It’s a Business
I have recently been inspired by Rachael Cook at the Yogipreneur website. She runs a business helping yoga teachers turn their love of yoga into a sustainable business. I am not particularly business minded, so I signed up for her 21 day “Fired Up and Focused” challenge. Rachael sends you an email a day withContinue reading “Treat Your Art Like It’s a Business”