Get to the Bones of Your Animal Magic

First, a Bit of Seasonal Art This year my daughter Amri and I are enrolled in a part-time Illustration program offered through the Georgetown Atelier. Once a week we drive out to the Georgetown neighborhood, and spend an evening drawing in a brick building that was once a brewery, and where trains click by at … Continue reading “Get to the Bones of Your Animal Magic”

When Your Art Has Something to Say

Our projects and art have minds of their own. I’m sure you’ve had that experience. Right now I’m preparing for our island’s biggest festival of the year, creating art and finishing a book (the long awaited Paloma and Wings in soft- and hardcover!). Anyway, I’m definitely feeling like my art projects are clamoring for time, … Continue reading “When Your Art Has Something to Say”

Dirt Time: How Families Can Ditch Stress and Dig Into Fun

Okay! So studies support what gardeners, farmers, herbalists, kids (young ones, anyway), and chickens know: Playing in the dirt nourishes and calms our spirits. Turns out that at least one beneficial bacteria, Mycobacterium vaccae, thrives in healthy soil, and that this microorganism, when breathed in just through the normal course of handling dirt, activates certain … Continue reading “Dirt Time: How Families Can Ditch Stress and Dig Into Fun”