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5 Ways to Encourage Creativity in Kids

By Alex Soare: No matter what your children are interested in or where their natural abilities lie, it’s important for them to be creative thinkers. Although the word “creativity” often is associated solely with artistic pursuits, it’s clear now that being creative is a critical skill for every discipline and …

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DIY Summer Art & Craft Ideas

 By Larraine Roulston:  Summertime can be a great opportunity to test your ability to create any number of the latest crafts that appeal to warm weather fun.  If you have children who play in a small backyard kiddie pool, they will love your making huge bubbles for them to stand under. For this, your …

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Adult Coloring Books–Lose Yourself In The World Of Art

By Kim Robson: I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz lately about these intricate coloring books for grown-ups. Recently I broke down and got one, and it is just delightful. I had an old box of 48 Prismacolor art pencils, so I was ready to start immediately. It’s a great …

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Art and Child — the Joy of Creativity

By Dawna Matthews My daughter is a super joyful, healthy toddler who is almost three years old. Sometimes when I watch her and see how amazing she is, itʼs hard for me to remember the difficulties we faced when she was born. Chloe was inexplicably born with a brain hemorrhage. …

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Springtime Kids’ Crafts

By Dawna Matthews I am always on the lookout for fun, easy activities to do with Chloé. Springtime gives us many opportunities to go outside and be in nature, but with spring comes changing weather. When it starts to rain or gets blustery, it’s time to head inside and keep …

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Eco-story Time

 By Dawna Matthews From a very young age, I have always been an avid reader, and one of my favorite share times with my daughter Chloé is story time. It’s a wonderful time for us to cuddle up and go to a whole new world. Sometimes I like to read something that …

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Folk and Ethnic Art

 By Kim Robson Folk art can be defined as ethnic or regional art produced by peasants, laborers, or indigenous cultures. Unlike fine art, typically made by professional artists, folk art is more utilitarian or decorative, and often reflects the community from which it comes, whether the theme is ethnic, tribal, religious, …

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Environmentalism in Literature

 By Kim Robson As an avid reader and someone who cherishes our earth, I’ve always enjoyed finding sensitivity to nature and environmentalism in literature. Among my favorite green writers are William Blake, Henry David Thoreau, Jack London, and Walt Whitman. William Blake (1757-1827) was an English poet, painter, and typesetter. Unappreciated …

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Eco Furniture on Maui

By Fredrica Syren Every morning Noah and I go to a small coffee shop to have chai tea and banana bread. Inside they have the most beautiful one-of-a kind table and chairs made from wood. I was so happy to run into the artist who made them, Jitendra Russell. A …

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Making the Most of Small Spaces

By Kim Robson: If, like me, you live in a small apartment or cottage, you know the challenge of shoe-horning all your possessions into it without looking like the neighborhood hoarder.  Paying a considerable chunk of money each month for an off-site storage shed isn’t always an option, either.  There …

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