Staying Connected to my students during the COVID-19 Outbreak

I was reading a friend’s Poem of the Day blog on Blogger and rediscovered a blog I started during my time at Lincoln School. Now that we are all working from home, children and teachers alike, we need to figure out ways to stay connected. I’m thinking that this blog might work for posting student […]

Winter Work

People Plus Center on Union Street in Brunswick is hosting Winter Work, an exhibit of fifteen landscape-inspired artworks through February, 2020 at the Center. I’m delighted to offer this sampling of works inspired by my explorations in the midcoast area, from the Frank J. Wood Bridge and Bowdoin Mill to Mackworth Island and Gilsland Farm, […]

Spring Newsletter–Be soft like water, strong like a mountain

In Friday’s Tai Chi Easy™ practice group at the Greenhut Studio I mentioned some brief passages about the nature of water from the Tao Te Ching, also known as The Book of the Way. Supreme good is like water. Water greatly benefits all things without conflict. It flows through places that people loathe. Therefore it […]

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A Group Show by Art Teachers: Making Meaning

Dear Art Friends, I am participating in “Making Meaning,” a group show that is installed in the gallery at the Merrill Memorial Library in Yarmouth through March 2nd. Tomorrow, Sunday, from 2 to 4 pm, we will be having a reception and you are invited.* For my “away” friends, I’ve attached a photo. (photo credit: […]

Tai Chi Year in Review

Dear Tai Chi Friends, My tai chi journey has been remarkable and full of unexpected gifts.  To each of you, I offer this Metta, or loving-kindness prayer.  It can be said internally while sitting quietly. You start with the pronoun “I,” then repeat the prayer using the pronoun”You”  while visualizing a loved one. Next you […]

Teaching as an Art Form

I had the pleasure of attending a panel discussion at Bates College Olin Arts Center in conjunction with the Dahlov Ipcar exhibit on Friday, September 6th. There I heard a trio of women present their perspectives on the notion of teaching inspired by modern art. Sara Torres Vega spoke of “Art as a Catalyst for Social […]

Waterways–All Species Exhibit 2018

  The Waterways Exhibit sponsored by Spindleworks and hosted by Frontier Cinema came down last week. It was a fundraiser for the Cathance River Education Alliance. These are the three pieces I had on display. If you are interested in purchasing any one of these artworks through the month of September, I will donate a […]

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My Tai Chi Journey

Tai Chi and Qigong have been instrumental in guiding me as I find my path–my way forward at this stage of life. I have been making art and working as an art educator since 1979 when I completed my BFA in art education at Boston University. I have always loved to move, whether it be while […]