Homeschooling, Crafts, Design and the Joy of Learning

Last May we pulled our daughter, Emma from school and began homeschooling or non-schooling or… I’ve written more about all of this on the other blog, the one I share with my daughter:  Emma’s Hope Book.  One of the many benefits of homeschooling, aside from the huge relief and plummeting stress level, is that we… Continue reading Homeschooling, Crafts, Design and the Joy of Learning

Reflection

Brushed Silver & Aquamarine Brooch ~ Ariane Zurcher Jewelry Sometimes what’s reflected is easier to see than the thing being reflected.  I wrote about this and the nature of  progress on my other blog, Emma’s Hope Book the other day. EHB is the blog where I write about being a parent and autism and how my… Continue reading Reflection

Perspectives

18 Kt Brushed Gold & 42.8 ct Tourmaline Cabochon Bracelet ~ Samadhi Collection Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum is not to be missed.  Running through August 3rd, it features more than 30 pieces by the Ghanian sculptor, El Anatsui. The detail above is such a wonderful example of… Continue reading Perspectives

Where Art & Life Meets

When my daughter, Emma was diagnosed with autism I threw myself into research the way a starving man forages for scraps.  I describe it this way, because the degree of desperation I felt was acute, and at the time, I viewed autism as “life-threatening”.  It saddens me now, looking back, that the information we were… Continue reading Where Art & Life Meets