This Playground is a site that focuses on art, photography, design, children's art, and Fotoplay! I'm an artist, photographer, and Art Educator, the creator of the ArtLab programs at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. I'm also the author of the book Fotoplay, the first-of-its-kind photo-based prompt book, which grew out of projects I created for my students, focusing on my interest in using the photographic image as an invitation for collaboration. In October of 2012, I signed a contract with Chronicle Books for a brand new, expanded edition of the Fotoplay book, to be published in the Spring of 2014. I blog about all of this and more in This Playground.