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One Tool that will change how you solve problems

“ In large measure becoming an artist consists of learning to accept yourself, which makes your work personal, and in following your own voice, which makes you work distinctive. “ Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland.   It was Christmas Eve, I sat down at the loom determined to finish…. aka….. start […]

What one skill you need to succeed Today

‎”Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.” ~Steven Pressfield   When I was a kid my two favorite things to make where, […]

Why Right Brain Thinkers Will Rule the World

When I first sat down at the loom, after a few years away, I was excited to create, but didn’t trust my own voice or vision, I felt like I had to follow a pattern, and a put a check after each step on the very long list of weaving directions. I thought that I […]

How to be Bold, and find your path in life

Today I have to talk about goodbyes. I hate goodbyes, I’m not really sure who likes them, but more than goodbyes, I hate being vulnerable, and lately, tears seem to just come springing out of my eyes, with little warning. I feel like I’m walking down the hallway with a frog in my throat, and […]

How to become a fashion illustrator?

  You have a year or two left of high school, and you think that it would be awesome to work in the fashion industry, but your parents are terrified that you’re going to become yet another ” starving artist.”   Side note to the parents: Have you ever met a starving artist? Really this […]

Creative inspiration round up

At the end of my courses, I often allow students to ask whatever they wish, and do my best to answer them. answering student questions from amber kane on Vimeo.   As mentioned in the video, one of the ways that I love to connect to current artist is through social media, click for my […]

What high school students wish their teachers knew

The quickest way to get to know your students is by listening and asking questions. There are a lot of students that walk in and out of my classroom each day, and there isn’t a lot of time for me to have conversations with each one of them. At least not conversations that allow me […]

Welcome to calls Officer Nasty

Student: I don’t understand why it’s so hard for old people to understand technology….. a few seconds later Mrs. Kane: How do you right click on a Mac?   The bell rings and students start steaming into my class. Many walk into the room, only to walk back out a few minutes later, as suddenly […]

What are schools for?

While in 6th grade I remember being required to have a huge three ring binder, and in this binder, we need to keep every single paper given to us. We were told that this was to prepare us for middle school.   I hated the binder, pages would rip, and soon every page had ton […]

Homeschooling, You don’t have to do it alone

auditing an AP Course from louise kane on Vimeo. As a child, I spent a lot of time playing school with my neighbors… I of course, was always the teacher. There were workbooks, worksheets, and projects involved in our pretend school, however, if I remember correctly ,  homework was optional. Sometimes in life, there just […]