.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}
Unschooling Blogs
Previous | Next
Live and Learn Blogs
Join | List | Previous | Next

Visit Radical Unschooler's Network

Learning in Freedom

Welcome to Learning in Freedom, a blog all about the learning adventures (and mishaps) of the Allen family. My four children are unschooled, following their interests and passions every day and living the lives of their choosing. The purpose of this blog is to share our every day lives (and my not-so-humble opinons) with anyone interested in stopping by. We hope this will give a glimpse of how natural learning unfolds from day to day......

Saturday, October 25, 2008

I gots friends....

...who sends me great videos. This is the best stuff on Palin I've seen yet. Thank you Jon Gold!

The world ain't slowin' down....

" Hey, the world ain't slowing down for no one
It's a carnival callin out to you
It sounds like a song,
Hits you like scripture
You paint the picture
With colors squeezed from your hand
Weren't you the kid
Who just climbed on the merry-go-round
Hey look, the world ain't slowing down"

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Photo shoot

I just did a photo shoot with a photographer I had not worked directly with before. The photos he had on his walls were stunning and I'm looking forward to more collaboration. Paul Bishop is truly another extraordinary artist!

As for the model, I've worked with Kim in the past and really been happy with the results! She's incredibly versatile and photographs well. Planning to focus on some editorial/artsy styles soon. Maybe some edgy body art.

At any rate, I'm feeling very inspired lately. Something about collaborative work always gets my creative juices flowing. I've got a stack of face charts with preliminary designs sketched out and a list of models I want to work with. All in just a day. I feel like I'm an idea factory when something inspires me.

Also did a pregnant Mum photo shoot on Sunday with Metro Productions and waiting to see the results of that. Both my latest shoots have been very bare/natural makeup which I tend to be even more critical of because it's a very flawless look and you can't distract with color.;)

Anyhoo, having some really great freelance work lately and enjoying the heck out of it. Sometimes when you take a passion and turn it into a career or job, it sucks the joy out of it. In my case, it just inspires me to new heights. Never do I tire of creating art on the human face.

Here's a shot from our last collaboration. Shows you how makeup can create a totally different feel and mood. This is from our retro/50's style when I did both hair and makeup. Lotsa fun!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Some things I love...

Originally created on 8/2/08 and forgotten until now.....

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Full Moon circle

My friend Kass posted some pics of our Full Moon circle up in the field behind Jess's house. It's this amazing expanse of cow pasture surrounded on all sides by trees. The moon spun everything into a silky translucence and it was pure magic to dance and sing and watch the kids frolicking through the night.

All of my pics are on the 35mm camera so I won't have them up right away. What an awesome night with my tribe....once again.:)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The last warm rays.....

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.

John Muir

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine.

Morris West

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

WJHL segment...

...for this week. I did the top five fashion picks for fall. Because I know how my readers are such slaves to fashion. HA!;) But here it is anyway. Fun, fun.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Summer re-cap

This is less of a re-cap, than it is a test run of some photos I took with my trusty 35mm Canon. I had several really great photos come back from this summer and wanted to see how the quality transferred when uploading them here with a disc.

It looks like they lost some color saturation and clarity. It was fun to review a few of our summer gatherings though...
so here are a few of them: