Make Bad Art — It’s Good for You

Why making bad art is good for you and how to get started.

I really hate the idea of calling anything you make “bad.” Things might not turn out the way you planned (so often) but that doesn’t mean it’s bad, just that it turned out differently. But “bad art” is what a lot of people feel like they make, those people who say they aren’t creative and […]

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3 Books for Kids Who Love to Make

Children's books for kids who love to make

My daughter’s school just opened up a tinkering studio, which is completely awesome and I want to live there. It’s great because the school is really dedicated to STEAM education so there are circuits and a 3-D printer but also a sewing machine and yarn (my cast offs, of course). They have some books around […]

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Why We Make Things and Why It Matters

why we make things and why it matters

Sometimes when I’m at the library for a specific purpose (like picking up a book for my Reading Women project) I can’t resist browsing a little bit, particularly in the nonfiction section. So it was that the book Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman by Peter Korn ended […]

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My #yearofmaking So Far

finished objects year of making

I’ve told you about my little word for the year, but I also decided to take on another challenge for 2015: a year of making. Like it sounds, year of making just means that I commit to making something, anything, every day this year, as well as documenting what I’m doing on Instagram. This idea […]

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