Mosaic Council On Aging Welcome Sign is Almost Complete!

After three sessions of piecing and gluing, members of the Somerville Council on Aging are mosaic experts.  This week they completed work on a beautiful welcome sign.  I’ll be grouting it for them… Continue reading

At Last, a Data Murals Logic Model

Ok, so remember that post about the “why” questions and how they are so important for figuring out where you can actually make change on what seems like an intractable problem?  They work… Continue reading

Allston-Brighton Youth Quilt Project

As one of the young people put it, quilts are old-fashioned, but they also have some distinct advantages when it comes to community art.  They can be folded up and moved, they can… Continue reading

Mosaic Workshops with the Council on Aging

Yesterday was the second of three mosaic workshops that the Somerville Arts Council funded me to run with the Somerville Council on Aging.  At the first workshop each person learned the basics of… Continue reading

On our way to a public art map for Somerville

It’s happening!  I’m working with another Somerville woman and the arts council to develop a map of public art.  We’ve thought through some of the technical components of the process, have gotten permission… Continue reading

C4HW mural design workshop

The mural design workshop with Collaborate for Healthy Weight was on Wednesday and we now have a rough sketch of the mural lay-out!  Luckily Chris from Head Start (who’s proven to be a… Continue reading

Collaborate for Healthy Weight

That’s really the name of the collaborative.  It’s catchy, and the group is a wonderful mix of parent advocates, service providers, epidemiologists and municipal employees.  We’re working with them to create a data… Continue reading

But Why?

Two parts of my world have officially collided.  One is the professional work of coalition building/ substance abuse prevention/ logic modeling/ project planning.  The other is the work of mothering a 2-and-a-half year… Continue reading

Big things on walls- they’re key.

I’m sitting here with my feet propped up on a draft of a mural design about food security, and I’m thinking about the strategic planning process that I’ll be leading in a couple… Continue reading

“Polyglot Muralists”- a quick collaborative mural at the Curley School

Boston Cares, which is an amazing local non-profit (, organized a MLK day of service at the Curley school in Jamaica Plain last Monday. As part of the event I had the opportunity… Continue reading