Thursday, May 31, 2018

small jewelry chests

Last night I was honored at a spaghetti dinner for my work as an arts educator. I was selected through an online nominating and voting process among community members, sponsored by Main Street Eureka Springs. The spaghetti dinner was held in the street and it was a friendly event with live music.

Yesterday I glued small maple jewelry chests together from carefully shaped and sanded parts. I only have four of the perfect clamps for this operation, so I glue one, wait long enough for the glue to set, then glue another.

Einstein had said that his pencil and he were smarter than he was, and the same can be said about each tool. Every tool can be an instrument that increases human potential and intelligence. Each is an embodiment of human experience and thought.

Tools shape the way we see the world, and our places within it. They convey the potential of mastery, and invite us to think in new ways about the world and about ourselves. 

Tools can also be used mindlessly, or destructively, and to be entrusted with the use of a tool carries a responsibility. Shouldering the weight of responsible tool use is an opportunity that we must offer to all kids. It unleashes their potential to be smart, caring and responsible.

Today  I have two committee meetings at the Eureka Springs School of the Arts. One is to plan campus facilities development, and the other to plan fall and winter programs.

Make, fix, create, and increase the likelihood that others learn likewise.

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