I am so excited to share what I have been working on over the summer with my students and can't wait to hear what they have been up to! I started making a new body of art inspired by a snowy landscape photograph of my great grandfather's. While it was 110 degrees outside, my mind was in the deep of German winters. I also sent a few cabinet of curiosities inspired textile pieces to a gallery exhibition in Berlin. You could say that I had worked with my naturalist intelligence just as much as spatial intelligence this summer!
My family also hiked up a mountain (3800ft) in Virginia along the Appalachian Trail. While the view at the top was stunning, I also enjoyed the tiny wonders along the way, like this miniature forest of moss sporophytes.
We went to Virginia for a week so that I could participate in a philosophy workshop called Little Big Minds. I explored some wonderful ways to use philosophy in the classroom using art, music, poetry, and discussion from the author of Little Big Minds, Marietta McCarty and am so excited to bring this to the art room this year. The philosophy workshop and our mountain hike inspired me to reread a few naturalist books from my bookshelf when I got back. I highly suggest reading these together!
Please share your summer adventures!