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Young girl reading under a warm blanket
Mona Gilbert, February 02, 2021

The winter season can be challenging to endure. For some, extreme weather conditions prevent daily outside activities, and time inside the house is increased. For me, winter is a time to seek warmth and enjoy the crisper air inherent in the season.


Young girl excited with her ideas
Mona Gilbert, January 26, 2021

Stories are born from ideas, experiences, observations, and the imagination. Even true stories have their origins. In the 21st century, would-be storytellers can share their stories in many different ways. Stories can be relayed digitally, visually, in print, and in the oral tradition.


A child magician making a stuff bunny disappear
Mona Gilbert, January 19, 2021

Magicians make the impossible possible; however, their illusions require extensive practice and skill. The magician’s secret is creating illusions that fool the human eye. This type of “magic,” differs from magic found in a fantasy novel, as it is the skill of the magician that brings the magic to life.


Young person with her headphones and singing into her hair bursh.
Mona Gilbert, January 12, 2021

The topic of “music” is very broad, as it covers a wide range of styles, instruments, platforms, and usage. Kids interact with music every day. For example, music enhances other mediums such as films.


A young woman reads a book while her dog lie beside her.
Mona Gilbert, January 05, 2021

Many times animals find themselves in the wrong situation and require rescue and a new forever home. Fortunately, volunteers and non-profit animal welfare organizations focus efforts to change the future for animals in need.


Young person dreaming big
Mona Gilbert, December 29, 2020

Having dreams, wishes, and goals are human aspirations. After all, striving to improve one's lot in life is encouraged. Our dreams and hopes bolster our emotions when times are challenging; somewhere on the horizon is a better version of ourselves and our lives.


A close-up of a fashion drawing and color swatches
Mona Gilbert, December 22, 2020

What are the qualifications to be a designer? One can argue, people possessing creativity, problem-solving skills, and a willingness to fail, all have the capacity to engage in the design process.


Family members making crafts with plastic and paper products
Mona Gilbert, December 15, 2020

What was once seen as a remarkable new material, is now viewed, by many, as a menace to the environment. Although it’s evident that plastic, in modern times, is the go-to choice for many businesses and homes, it is single-use plastic consumption that is causing great harm to our oceans and marine life.


Budding filmmakers
Mona Gilbert, December 08, 2020

“Read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read...if you don't read, you will never be a filmmaker.”—Werner Herzog


Young person taking a picture of two cute dogs.
Mona Gilbert, December 01, 2020

“Photography is about light, composition and, most importantly, emotion.”—Larry Wilder


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