You know what’s coming before the words even leave Grandma’s mouth. The subtle side-eye before slowly turning your way, clasping both hands together as she places them on the table… “So… when can we expect a grandkid?”… “When are you getting that promotion?”… “Having seconds are we?” Continue reading “Dinner Games that Spark Imagination”
The connection between collage and storytelling is inextricable. Throughout the long and varied history of collage art, one underlying concept has remained: the transformation of fragments into a new whole that takes on a greater meaning than the individual parts. Storytelling, much in the same way, is the taking of fragmented events and creating of a new and greater whole:
These collages from our artists epitomize the connection between collage and storytelling:
There are many countless varieties of ceramic art, but we love the ceramic pottery of Tria Turrou so much we’re going to show you the process behind her vibrant, spellbinding work specifically. Continue reading “The Ceramic Art Process”
The ancient art of Japanese shibori dyeing dates all the way back to the 8th century, and inspired the much-loved craft we know today as “tie dye.” From the verb root shiboru, shibori means “to wring, squeeze, or press.” Traditional shibori technique is a delicate, time-intensive process, and can transform any fabric into a work of art. Here’s how it works: Continue reading “The Process of Shibori Dyeing”
There are countless events unfolding around us every moment, but it’s the ones we remember and tell stories about that truly define who we are. That’s how House of Nod, an emmy-winning production company, decided to interpret the question “Why do stories matter?” in the form of an inspirational one-minute film. Watch the film below and then read the interview with creative director of House of Nod, Robert Kolodny, about the importance of telling stories.