What do children really need from their environment? psychologytoday.com

videos on female artists

Paul Priestley’s The Life of an Artist: Art History School series on YouTube is designed for viewers to discover the fascinating lives of artists, their aspirations, what motivated them, who they influenced, what they created, and why. Born in Yorkshire, England, Priestley started teaching in the 1970s, eventually becoming Head of Art at an elementary …

While Black women have often been excluded and discriminated against when trying to enter the art world, these creators have fought back against that to forge new paths. pbs.org

LUNAFEST Austin 2022

Girls That Create and Brentwood Social House are hosting an in-person LUNAFEST® on Friday, October 21, at 7:00 p.m. The fundraising shorts film festival will benefit the nonprofit Austin Bat Cave, which works with young authors ages six to 18 in Central Texas by providing programs in creative writing, journalism, college essay writing, resume writing, …

In this article, author Rachel Andersen shares her tips for crafting with your child and the best ways to ensure it is a fun activity for all. autismparentingmagazine.com

Metal Work Artist Jennifer Barrett

As a child, Jennifer Barrett remembers “building something” as her favorite classtime activity. Today the founder of Ruthy’s Metal Works sculpts an array of items for clients, such as wall planters, visual sculptures, and even furniture made with metal and reclaimed wood. Barrett’s introduction to metal arts began at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas. …

15 ways to awaken your creativity and flexibility in daily life beginning today. psychologytoday.com

personal style supports daughters confidence

Somewhere between revolutions, equality movements, and trying to be more intentional with our buying choices because of “fast fashion,” “minimalism,” and “upcycling,” we lost an important thread. Pun intended. We’ve confused style with fashion and empowering self-expression with superficial vanity and consumerism. It can feel like tricky ground because we want to be more conscious, …

Powerstories Theatre Founder Fran Powers

Although Fran Powers studied theater in college, she decided to leave the industry after graduating. She believed theater could not make the drastic changes she wanted to see in the world. Despite those misgivings, Powers still loved the art form. That affection eventually brought her back to the stage. Today Powers is the founder of …

resilient kids

Most parents naturally want to raise resilient kids. After all, life is filled with pitfalls, setbacks, and disappointments. Uncertainty is our new normal. We are constantly bombarded by news of economic distress, mass shootings, and political upheaval, and all of this causes stress (and sometimes even grief) to build in our kids. As parents, we …

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