Community Rhythms – Teaching how to make a soundscape

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Artists draws hyper-realistic drawings using only a Bic pen

youtube.com/watch A good friend sent me this and I have already added it to my art resource library for teaching. As a bonus, the journalist mentions how much money this amazingly skilled artist can make, which would probably incentivize some of my more cynical teen students. But the teaching magic comes in the way she … Continue reading Artists draws hyper-realistic drawings using only a Bic pen

A little good news — about traditional crafts and sustainability

youtube.com/watch Watch this short, moving, fascinating, and illuminating video on how corks are made. Ever wonder if we are trying too hard to reinvent the wheel? I do! Traditional crafts had little to no choice about being sustainable! Wait until you get the number of corks these farmers produce daily and by hand!!!! We really … Continue reading A little good news — about traditional crafts and sustainability

A little good news — about the Pacific garbage patch

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/20000-pounds-of-trash-removed-from-pacific-garbage-patch/

Transformative Artistry — Antoni Gaudi

youtube.com/watch A few nights ago, in one of our long, winding, and intellectually indulgent conversations, my good friend Marcel and I were dreaming out loud about possible work relocations. I eventually came around to discussing Barcelona as a place I could see my family being right now and staying into retirement. I gave some practical … Continue reading Transformative Artistry — Antoni Gaudi

A little good news — about Vikings (?)

Being from Montreal, Canada myself, I learned a long time ago, before Ancestry.com or 23andme came along, that we are seldom genetically pure in relation to the culture we grew up in. Hundreds to thousands of years of colonial habits have many of us being a genetic stew of racial ancestors. Even this article dances … Continue reading A little good news — about Vikings (?)

A little good news — about working with wildlife

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/california-wine-makers-use-owls-to-control-rodent-populations/

A little good news — about good corporate responsibility

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/ralph-lauren-shares-sustainable-new-way-to-dye-cotton/

A little good news — about good foods

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/mind-diet-cognitive-performance-rush-university/

A little good news — about ‘shrooms

I've always loved mushrooms and couldn't understand why other didn't. No matter how they are cooked, they alway made me happy. According to this, it may have been more than the taste that has kept me coming back for more. Funny thing is, now that I know more of the health benefits of mushrooms, I … Continue reading A little good news — about ‘shrooms