I love to create, repurpose things, cook, and read; enjoying art, music, people, politics, traveling, and a nice long walk. I am currently working on my AMI Montessori Certification at the Montessori Institute of San Diego – being stretched and challenged by the questions posed for the meaningful education of children today.

The title of the blog ‘support future artists’ encourages the reader to view photography, food, writing, travel, education, and painting as art, supporting new ideas in an interdisciplinary, holistic way. Art covers a multitude of things. I hope you enjoy and are challenged by my musings concerning these things.

The art of Montessori. As I go through the training to become a Montessori guide, I am inspired and enlivened with my life-calling to be an educator. This vocation requires constant self-examination, and a meaningful faith in children. It is a holistic educational expereince that is rooted in science, beauty, and nature’s way.

The art of travel. Going to new places invokes the challenge of navigating the unknown. It provides uncomfortable experiences that give way to a deeper understanding of people, places, and the relationship that unfolds between them. It also provides deep satisfaction and inspiration.

The art of story. Story is how we understand our life experiences. Words, images, songs, color, texture, and sound all provide avenues for us to share and process the beauty and pain of the human condition. My background in art is a faithful foundation for how I view the world.

The art of food. I love pouring over cookbooks, food magazines, and food blogs, admiring the color and texture of food, as well as the possibility of creation that lies within simple, seasonal, organic ingredients. I am a young cook, constantly learning new things – I hope to leave no recipe untried. I hope to inspire a love for food, enlightening the common kitchen table with the beauty and goodness of a good meal.


6 Responses to “About”

  1. Kirstin said

    Hi, Abi. Your godmom Alice sent me a link to your blog–good stuff! Makes me voraciously hungry. 🙂 Keep up the good work, including the beautiful food photos.


  2. ams said

    lovelovelove this foto of you dear. aptly autumnal. you as i imagine you filled with the most inspiration, hope and love abounding– cup of brew in the hand and nourishing goodness on the table.

  3. Paul said

    So wonderful to see you and your family in the Lou last week. You are such an incredibly gifted person, and we were so thankful to be able to see you. Much love from all of us in Colorado to you…

  4. Gregory said

    Hi Abi- I saw you were off facebook. What’s your e-mail. I have some exciting news to share.

    I miss you.

  5. Deana said

    Thought of you today sweet gal. I received a writers call for a new Christian E-Zine that has just recently started up and wanted to share the link with you. http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Call-for-Submissions.html?soid=1102365209722&aid=Z7nUn_9TiT0

    Hope you are doing well. I love you. Deana

  6. Mica said

    Hi, Abi. A strange post for you, from something of a stranger. We met during your recent visit to Portland. At The Sweet Hereafter, where I work, we had an interesting conversation (despite my obscurantism!) on the matter of squaring real engagement with the value of ‘this world’ with religious leanings/yearnings. Thought I’d try to look you up and found this lovely blog you’ve put together. If I remember correctly, you’ll be graduating and then teaching soon. Would love to hear about things, and your plans, sometime. Hope all is very well. -Mica

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