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”
I made this amazing purple star at my math workshop last weekend at The Nature Institute in Ghent, NY. I’m pleased with the coloring (I’m not always that patient!) and I’m pleased with the math: I learned all kinds of cool things you can do with pentagons, pentagrams, and the Golden Ratio. I love findingContinue reading “Math is Art”
I’m getting ready for my summer trip to Iceland and Finland by immersing myself in some beautiful images. This reindeer is from a book called Scandinavian Folk Patterns, and the sun framing it I found online researching Sami drum symbols. Felt is one of my favorite fabrics to sew because you don’t need to hemContinue reading “Inspired by Finland”
My cards are now available at several fine establishments in the Upper Valley: Long River Gallery and Gifts in Lyme, NH South Royalton Market in South Royalton, VT Upper Valley Food Co-op in White River Junction, VT The Woodstock Farmer’s Market in Woodstock, VT Visit and show your love for everything local!