Julie Bogart’s blog A Writer’s Life in Brief is again on my radar now that I’m back with regular in-home internet. Her writing curriculum The Writer’s Jungle is a beacon of sanity and inspiration, and as I read and plan for our upcoming school year it is providing a solid platform upon which I plan to have us build our whimsical castles of knowledge.
SouleMama’s posts on putting away produce for the year is tying right into my autumnal nesting instincts. Her book The Creative Family is on my table and I’m reading it with delight and astonishment. I wish it had been there for me when my kids were younger, but there is still a wealth of encouragement and ideas that are inspiring me. As we get ready to have a Buy Nothing New/Handmade holiday season, I have a feeling that there will be ideas here that will spark the kids’ creative impulses. And I am totally intoxicated by the notion of tranfering the kids’ drawings, particularly their earliest ones, onto cloth and embroidering them. An idea full of texture and nostalgia and love.
Ali Edwards’ idea of documenting one week in photos and words: documenting your life It’s this sort of concept, the idea of seeing your everyday life and documenting it, that lead me to try Project 365. Taking a photo a day for a year may be too much but try making a small book of photos and stories about your life.
Not only the beautiful patterns for knit and crochet leaves, but also the peaceful impulse behind the project at The Tikkun Tree Project. A few green leaves may find their way into an envelope from Canada.