I ran across the story on the Orange County Register website about Madison Bolokowicz, a 13 year old from Northern California. Madison is very a accomplished girl — she maintains a 4.0 grade point average, plays the violin and tennis, and even started karate training recently. But she says she has been passionate about art since she was a toddler and started taking art lessons in second grade. She likes all types of art subjects, but loves landscapes and animals the most. She has her own portfolio website: maddielovesart.com
Maddie’s most recent success came about when she More >
Good.is, recently published an article about a non-profit program in Los Angeles that brings art training to the poorest kids in America – the kids from the Skid Row neighborhood. Good.Is quotes the Secretary of Education Arne Duncan who wrote that dance, music, theater, and visual arts “are essential to preparing our nation’s young people for a global economy fueled by innovation and creativity.” I didn’t realize this, but March is a month in which arts are celebrated throughout the country as Dance in the Schools Month, Music in Our Schools Month, More >
Winning entry for Doodle 4 Google 2011 – US by Matteo Lopez click to read his story
If you haven’t heard yet, Google’s “Doodle 4 Google” contest is open for submissions. And they have come up with a great topic for the “doodling” this year: If I could travel in time, I’d visit … What an awesome subject to get wildly creative with!
The Daisy Button Adventures club members and I just wanted to share these fun Valentine’s day greetings that you can print and cut out to share with your friends and classmates. We know how important friends are in our lives. Friends support you; they encourage you; and they listen when you need to talk things through. Friends are the best! And Valentine’s day is a great opportunity to let them know how much you appreciate them. So don’t be shy. Be a friend and send a Valentine.
Click on the image to enlarge, then print it out