12 May, 2012

Origami Peep Toe Pumps

May 12th, 2012|Tags: |

Another day off for me, so I'm sharing another one of Debbie Lekousis's stunning origami creations. The amazing thing is that she even wore these to a party, keeping on her [...]

11 May, 2012

I Want to Be in Kindergarten

May 11th, 2012|Tags: |

Even though my kids are now in high school and 6th grade, I still want to be in Kindergarten. After all the grades they've been through, Kindergarten is still my [...]

5 May, 2012

Origami Star of David

May 5th, 2012|Tags: , |

Since it is the Sabbath today, I am taking the day off and leaving you with this stunning origami Star of David by my colleague and accomplished artist Debbie Lekousis. [...]

2 Feb, 2012

The Art of Dr. Seuss

February 2nd, 2012|Tags: |

There is one more thing I wanted to share with you from my visit to the recent Dr. Seuss and the Art of Invention Exhibit at the Museum of Science [...]

18 Jan, 2012

Green Eggs & Ham: A Story with 50 Words

January 18th, 2012|Tags: , , , |

These days, in the age of soundbites, we challenge ourselves to tell stories in no more than 140 characters (on Twitter), or no more than six words (see the Six [...]

8 Jan, 2012

Dr. Seuss’s Creative Process

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The Christmas Around the World exhibit also wrapped up today. Fittingly, the Great Hall with the big Christmas Tree was decorated with Grinch posters. Today was the last day of [...]

1 Dec, 2011

Encounter with Art

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When you first approach the Midway, you wonder: What shines so bright between the trees at night? In Chicago you don't have to go to a museum to experience art. Rather, [...]

28 May, 2011

Note from Charlotte: Visiting Niki de Saint Phalle

May 28th, 2011|Tags: , |

Last weekend I was in Charlotte, NC for the alumni conference of the Queens MFA Program in Creative Writing, and I made a point of swinging by downtown and the [...]

20 Jan, 2011

The Missing Narrative

January 20th, 2011|Tags: , |

I saw Edvard Munch’s painting “The Girl at the Window” at the Art Institute of Chicago again this Monday. (This month admission is free, so the Art Institute is seeing [...]

10 Jan, 2011

Strong Verbs and the Art Institute

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“As a creative person, it’s good to visit places like the Art Institute; they always inspire you in unexpected ways,” I said to my daughter as we left the Art [...]

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