Today’s Favorite Creative Inspiration

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Gravitational Waves, block print and watercolor, Tracy Gillespie March 2016

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* work to be done in the world. Whenever I need to short circuit my self-saboteur, I look to my toolkit of creative inspiration.

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Mathematics and Sustainability

Student work from Mathematics and Sustainability class
Student work from Mathematics and Sustainability class

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.

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Art, Activism, and Mathematics

Spirit Guardians, block print with watercolor
Spirit Guardians, block print with watercolor

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.

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The Beauty of Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard block print before adding color
Swiss Chard block print before adding color
Swiss Chard block print with color
Swiss Chard block print with color

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.