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My teaching career began 17 years ago when I decided I would finally become "What I wanted to be when I was grown-up", a teacher.  At that time I had worked for 15 years in the banking and financial industry and was even a stockbroker at one time. I returned to college and graduated with a Masters of Elementary Education from Wilmington University. I became certified to teach art and currently I teach grades PK-8.  Art is my passion and I love what I do! 

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

A day in the art studio as I wait for the start of my new series of classes called Life Book 2012, creating Kaila in the style of Oaxacan animals of Mexico.  I do love their bright colors and elaborate decorative style.  My students created these in polymer clay last year, and they really turned out awesome, so I was eager to try this in paint.  

Kaila and I wish each of you a wonderful new year!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Jar of Hearts Mixed Media

She has been done for a while, but just found the time to upload her.

Wild Hair

Inspired after watching Dr. Seuss's "Horton Hears a Who", I created this painting with the wild hairstyles in the movie.

Altered Book Round Robin Travelers H'Art

Looking through some old photos, I found these from an Altered Book Round Robin in 2009. Each book had a personal theme and arrived monthly to add your own art.

I particularly liked the 1960's woman with glasses and crazy hair.  I remember having a bunch of the plastic that you melt and looking for something to do with them.

Friday, December 23, 2011


"Jump and the Net Will Appear" Don't we all wish we would/could do this?  Fear holds us back from many things.  I see my youngest students create art without any limitations.  I read their artist statements with a smile on my face as they positively comment on their work.  Sometimes just letting go brings us to a hold new world.

Whimsy art brings me to a joy-filled place.  JUMP is the art I created from participating in Tamara Laporte's online Whimsy course.

Christmas Gift

My dear friend Carol loves to cook and is an awesome chef! For her Christmas gift, I created an apron using Donna Downey's Canvas Apron, foam stamps, iron ons, and trims.  It was great fun to create and my friend truly enjoyed it!