Birth Art, 2003
Text of group description from Dragontree Learners in southern California
Fairy Godmother game from Life is Good conference site (exact words, and idea)
These two are lifted from and link to The Living Free Project, by Laurette Lynn and Desiree Alonso. The connections came up during fact-finding in a facebook group in August 2013. The captions are theirs. The screen shots came from participants on the Clearinghouse group.
Years ago Jon Kream spoke at a Live & Learn conference in North Carolina. In his speech he recounted that Rowan, his daughter, had said that school is like a paint by numbers and unschooling is like a blank canvas. Then he set up a blank canvas, brushes, and paints outside the conference building and asked anyone who was interested to add to the painting. He gave the same talk at a later conference in Peabody, MA. [Dayna attended both of those conferences.]
The following quote comes from http://daynamartin.com/unschooling-blog/math-unschooling-style/
"A traditional education is like handing a child a paint by numbers project, while standing over their shoulder commenting on their work. It feels safe, and you think you know how it will turn out. An Unschooling life is like handing a child a blank canvas while you both create together with the sound of beautiful music in the background."