Purposeful play

“Almost all creativity requires purposeful play.” – Abraham Maslow Creative kids culminate their week of art exploration at the Florence Griswold Museum Art Colony camp by displaying their work for family, friends and Museum visitors to enjoy. Walls of the Museum’s Education Center are transformed into a gallery of artistic creations by 4th-6th graders that … More Purposeful play

Child Again

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” — Laura Ingalls Wilder “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, … More Child Again

“The groves were God’s first temples.”

Summer Palace, 2009, Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia, PA. Stickwork sculpture by Patrick Dougherty. Photo: Rob Cardillo. “The groves were God’s first temples.” With these words, American poet William Cullen Bryant began his classic poem, A Forest Hymn.  Said to be written in farewell to the thick foliage and tall trunks of his native Massachusetts as he … More “The groves were God’s first temples.”