the art of language: having something to say
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the art of language: having something to say

Language arts implies there is an art to learning language. It is colourful, varied, sometimes off-beat. Sometimes it’s formal, sometimes it’s not. Sometimes it’s reporting, sometimes it’s playing. This month of November, two of my daughters are participating in NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month. Grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and writing lessons are on hold, while they write … Continue reading

food for creative thought: local potter David Lawson, on creativity
creativity / write

food for creative thought: local potter David Lawson, on creativity

In a creativity conference I attended an artist practicing fiction writing and pottery shared his thoughts on creativity: “Everyone is creative. Certain people are not just born with creativity. You went home, opened the fridge door and made something. So let loose the judgments of others, or self,” says David Lawson. He’s got a point. Everyone finds a … Continue reading

food for creative thought: how I incorporate writing into daily life
homeschooling / organize life while homeschooling / write

food for creative thought: how I incorporate writing into daily life

Writing. It’s the adult voice in my child-oriented world. It’s the ear that always listens when a human ear isn’t available. It’s the transmission of mind to paper when a surge of artistic intention burns through. For me, that’s writing. It could be pottery. Or oil painting. Cabinetry. Cooking. Or chess strategy. For me, I must. I … Continue reading