Speaker Reflection: The Mind of a Performance Consultant

Back in my first post for this blog, I tried comparing human performance technology (HPT) with instructional design (ID). While the differences and similarities between the fields are interesting, perhaps an even more useful question to ask is how the two can come together to strengthen each other. This afternoon, I went into our course […]

Speaker Reflection: Implementation Science and Organizational Behavior Management in K-12 Education

This week I saw a presentation by Amanda Borosh, a special education teacher and behavior analyst who is currently a doctoral student at Purdue. In her work, she applies implementation science and organizational behavior management (OBM) to K-12 education. Unfortunately, I couldn’t attend the live presentation (I was hosting a review session for another class […]

Let’s Make Puffed Pants!

If I had to choose a favorite costume element, it would be puffy sleeves and pant legs. They are simple, but so fun. I’m still figuring out how best to make them for my dolls. In this post, I’m going to show a method that was pretty successful, which I hope can be helpful for […]

LDT Blog: First Impressions of Human Performance Technology

Defining HPT First of all, what is human performance technology? More importantly, what are humans? What is performance? What is technology? That may be a strange way to put it. But after skimming through many definitions which made my head spin, I really appreciated the way the term is broken down in an article by […]

Introduction (LDT Blog)

Hello and welcome to my new blog category! My previous posts here have been about art projects, but I’m starting this new category as part of a school assignment. I’m a Master’s student in Purdue University’s Learning Design and Technology (LDT) Program, and beginning one of my final courses! The posts on this LDT blog […]

Prince Danila Govorila I

Once upon a time there lived an aged princess, with a son and a daughter. The children were well and hearty. But a wicked witch watched over them: “How can I use them – how can I lead them to harm?” thought she. She thought, until she arrived at a plan. I’m returning this to […]

Making Hyacinth Harlequin

Hello and welcome Springtime! My favorite time is the Winter (and Autumn), and most of my other dolls reflect that. This year, I tried to generate some more purposeful excitement for the season – new colors! New images! I was looking forward to seeing some hyacinths which we planted in the Autumn… unfortunately the deer […]

Prince Danila Govorila

After working on many smaller card pictures, I wanted to try some larger format story illustrations. I had planned to begin with a different tale, but ran into the story of “Prince Danila Govorila,” and wanted to depict at least this scene. This picture goes near the beginning of the tale (as collected by A.N. […]

Petit Lenormand, No. 5-8

Here we go again, with the next four Lenormand cards. Baby Birch: Tree & Judgement This is the song for Baby Birch.I will never know you.And at the back of what we’ve done,there is that knowledge of you. Joanna Newsom, “Baby Birch” (Have One On Me, 2010) The narrator of “Baby Birch,” having made her […]

Petit Lenormand, No. 1-4

Back when I was working on Anecdotes Tarot, I made a smaller and much more modest sister-project, a Petit Lenormand (which I never even properly titled). My main motivation was to break up one of those frustrating times when good ideas just refuse to come. The images of the Petit Lenormand fortunetelling cards are far […]


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