What ELSE (Explore Learn Share Etc.) Wednesday
It's a short week, and my family is ready for a break. We're also looking forward to seeing my sister and her family coming to Minnesota for the long Thanksgiving weekend! In the meantime, I have continued to explore, learn and share:
This week it was fun exploring what I can do with water-soluble pastels, which I discovered through this art collage book. In the Thanksgiving card I sent to my great aunt in Florida (pictured below), I used pastels to color the "t," write the greeting and add some distressing/shading. I found it difficult to load just the right amount of water on the brush so the color wouldn't wash out completely. I look forward to practicing with these crayons on more projects.
Speaking of projects, this is crunch time as I try to complete a few to give as Christmas gifts. To that end, I've been learning the more immediate value of picking up the phone to get things done. If I had stuck with email communications for one particular project, I would be a couple steps back in my progress.
Today I'm sharing a link related to the TEDxTC event I recapped here earlier this week. In her TEDxTC talk, engineering professor AnnMarie Thomas shared a photo of a hands-on playground, an Abenteuerspielplatz (literally "adventure playground") that allows kids to use real tools on site. (Here is the link to the English translation of the wiki entry.)
What ELSE? What have you been exploring or learning? What do you have to share, (etc.)? Comment here or via twitter. Best wishes for a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend!