http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/russias-99recycle-makes-fashion-out-of-recycled-plastic/ This past few years have blessed me with the opportunity to apply my maker mindset to reclaim, recycle, and reuse discarded things into artworks. I brought that joy of transformation into lesson plans and art projects for school. I feel strongly this is the direction multidisciplinary and cross-curricular education should be going... let's get … Continue reading A little good news – one person’s garbage can be another’s treasure
Imagine you've been following the same tradition for generations and some artist comes along to photograph what you're doing... perhaps for the very first time. Now you've completely mesmerized that artist and given them a new way of looking at the world by just letting them see the beauty of what you do. Intrigued? Read … Continue reading A little good news… on a new way of seeing things… sort of…
For art nerds and artists alike we sometimes struggle with the reasons we paint what we paint... well, it can have something to do with where we are painting... at least it appears that way for Vincent Van Gogh... http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/van-gogh-painted-his-last-masterpiece-here-discovery/
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/spanish-chef-angel-leon-grows-sea-grass-rice-for-food-and-for-the-climate/ If you have the chance, please watch Seaspiracy on Netflix. It does use some shocking footage to get its point across, but the science is sound. For example, fish don't produce the Omega-3 oils that so many nutritionist and scientist recommend we supplement in out diets... it comes from sea plants that they eat. … Continue reading Sharing some good news – Go to the source, add a delicious item on your menu, and save the planet!
It's an in between time for many of us: Winter to Spring; COVID to Vaccines; virtual to in-office work; or writing academic papers to applying what's learned & studying to teaching (maybe this is just me)... either way... As I'm refilling the Créative tanks, I've decided I needed a mood boost away from all the … Continue reading Breaking the Fear with A little good news