Extra-Ordinary Art: My family’s ‘making special’

For this post, I want to bring together photos from my family experience of  art – ceremony & ‘making-special’ – with text from theorist Ellen Dissanayake’s paper The Core of Art: Making Special. (This paper, The Core of Art, also appears as chapter 4 in Dissanayake’s book Homo Aestheticus: Where Art Came From and Why.) Published by Free Press […]

Sculls’n Soup

(…c’mon, I didn’t say sculls ‘in’ soup!) I love autumn for the cozy and comforting business of cooking with root vegetables and squash & for the excitement and creativity that comes over our community when making our decorations for Halloween! This is the wreath I just made for our front door. I’m quite excited about having worked-in some […]

A wonderful Canadian Thanksgiving in Maine.

Dearest Diana, Matthew, Macy, Liza and Alden, Thank you so much for such a special thanksgiving weekend. We miss you already! xox, D Hyde School: http://www.hyde.edu/ Maine College of Art: http://www.meca.edu/ KnitWit Yarn Shop (Portland, ME): http://www.yarnonthebrain.com/blogsite/ Gelato Fiasco: http://www.gelatofiasco.com/ Flatbread Company: http://www.flatbreadcompany.com/ Spinney’s Restaurant: http://www.spinneysonpophambeach.com/restaurant/