A Child and Clay

A Child and Clay

Young children can be like clay.  How we help them learn can greatly influence who they become.  Helping a child learn a new form of art can be a joyful and impactful experience.  Rebecca, age 5, recently had the opportunity to glaze some of her ceramic clay pieces.   I have worked with her via a live video feed because she lives far from me. We worked together across the internet.  I also would wedge the clay, roll it out, make a…

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Storytelling is Good Medicine

Storytelling is Good Medicine

Storytelling is good medicine.  And we are having a blast A few months ago we began an online storytelling class.   We, the storytellers, gather and tell our stories. We meet online in a video room so we can see each other, hear each other and talk with each other in “real time”. We have folks join us from all over the country.  Sometimes we use prompts and character voices and we sure do laugh a lot. Some of the stories…

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The Writers’ Room Virtual Poetry Reading

The Writers’ Room Virtual Poetry Reading

The Writers’ Room Virtual Poetry Reading was an amazing event. Like beaming into a coffee house without the house. You bring your own coffee. We met on a hot Thursday evening without having to leave our homes. I sat at my old wooden table with my laptop open. I hosted this poetry reading that included writers from four states. We read our original work and we were fed with words that filled our hearts. Thank you to everyone who was able…

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Never Too Old to Begin: The Inner Creative Process of Lary Hansen

Never Too Old to Begin: The Inner Creative Process of Lary Hansen

  We are never too old to begin.  Lary Hansen, retired Canadian Air Force, is the perfect example of this. “As a child, my mother told me I didn’t have a creative bone in my body.” Lary smiles. “She was quite surprised when I first showed her my work.”  Lary started carving birds when he was 66 years old. Some people develop their talents later in life. Lary’s delight is both contagious and inspiring. He is living proof that we…

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