Category Archive: beauty

“Art is not a part of life, it is not an addition to life, it is the essence of those pieces of us that make us fulfilled. That give us hope. That give us dreams and provide the world a view very different than what it would have been without us.” – Hasan Davi

“Art is not a part of life, it is not an addition to life, it is the essence of those pieces of us that make us fulfilled. That give us hope. That give us dreams and provide the world a view very different than what it would have been without us.” – Hasan Davi

Afrofututrism-Part 1, A New Lens By Which to See, Inspired by Cyrus Kabiru This Spring as a school, we focused on elevating Black Joy, Excellence, and …

 

And say simply, Very simply, With hope, Good morning.

And say simply, Very simply, With hope, Good morning.

What questions are we asking children? In what ways are we listening to children? How does the 100 Languages of Children facilitate deeper and more meaningful expression and …

 

“The magic is… change the world.”

“The magic is… change the world.”

It is January first. A new year. And despite being on this planet for quite a while, and teaching in public school for 20 years, there is …

 

A careful considerate gaze or I am because you are

A careful considerate gaze or I am because you are

 

I hope beautiful things live forever

I hope beautiful things live forever

  Balance. This year, in addition to the daily creating and expression and relationship building in the studio/atelier, I engaged and facilitated a Mardi Gras/Speak for Living …

 

Labor of Love

Labor of Love

I was thinking about the complexities of “labor” today, on this Labor Day eve. I was thinking about the labor or role of the teacher. …

 

Finding tongues in trees

Finding tongues in trees

 

What the World Needs Now

What the World Needs Now

This post documents the process of the making of  our 4 foot by 4 foot bottle cap mosaic, inspired by the Wishes for the World …

 

“You can ask everybody in the world and ask them if you can be a part of their family.” David, age 4

“You can ask everybody in the world and ask them if you can be a part of their family.” David, age 4

 

Bigger and Better than Ourselves: Humility

Bigger and Better than Ourselves: Humility

I thought I was going to write about Wonder, but instead I’ve changed my mind. I have been thinking about and researching the importance of Wonder …