Last full week

This past week was the last full week of school for us… two more days next week. It really doesn’t feel like summer. The weather in PA/MD has been unusually cooler than summer time weather.  My students finished their self portrait projects and they look fantastic!! I am thrilled with the quality and unique character…

Touchdown for Teachers

Walking in to work yesterday, I received a large white envelope from the Baltimore Ravens. Thinking to myself….what is this?! Opening it in the office lobby… I found a letter from the Baltimore Ravens… WOW, was it a nice surprise! Touchdown for Teachers is a program that recognizes local teachers for outstanding service to their schools and…

Budget Cuts

There is an updated federal budget and it shows something that immediately triggered the CEEQER in me… a cut in funding to all the art and education programs. This is a MAJOR shift and as an Art educator in the public school system, I will be affected by this change. So when I read this,…

12 more days of school…

It does not feel like there is only 12 days left of this school year!! I have started cleaning, clearing and organizing my classroom!! Believe it or not, I really enjoy this part. I am all about organizing things, I just can’t always find the time to do it! 12 more days to get this room…

Art & Soul CEEQER Retreat

I am super excited to be hosting my first retreat! The Art and Soul CEEQER Retreat, Journey to the Divine I Am. July 7th-9th 2017. This is a full moon weekend as well! My dear friend Amber and I have come together to host an art and soul retreat. Unleashing our Divine I am through art,…

Art is Prayer

“How breathtaking it is to start out on a journey into the unknown. To start off in new directions takes courage, and faith. Faith that even when there are no external signs to indicate where or how we should proceed, we are not lost.”   These paintings are dreams and visions from within, brought to…

Hot Pickles at Codorus

After weeks of energy shifts, this weekends energy was well received.  I spent the weekend in the woods at Codorus State Park with my family and friends. We rented a tent site in loop A, and stayed Friday night and Saturday night. Friday night we set up our camp, and had smores with the kids! My…

NAEA in NYC

This year I attended the 2017 National Art Educators Association Convention in New York City. I have attended this convention more than a few times and every single year is amazing. Not only do I take home lots of art goodies, I take home new ideas and inspiration for my teaching. Aside from attending a fabulous…

Schools out in 20 days!

I can hardly believe that this school year will be over in 20 days! This year has been full of adventure for me and my students. I realize looking back, that there was a lot that I have not written about! Here’s a little update on all the amazing work my students have been doing!…

commUNITY Flower of Life: B1

Last weekend I had the pleasure of facilitating a commUNITY event at Firefly Hollow Wellness Center. We created banner for Project B1 to show our commUNITY and send a message of peace, love, and celebration to all. I drew the flower of life on a 3 ft x 6 ft banner, and each person who…

Painting my journey

Yesterday was my very first solo art show opening! I have the pleasure of being the artist for November and December at Mending Roots Wellness Center in Camp Hill Pa. The opening reception was perfect, with lots of love, light and laughter. Thank you everyone for coming and sharing your time with me and my…

Facilitating Creativity

A lot has happened in the past month, so much I haven’t had time to keep up with writing about it all! I taught two faculty paint nights as team building workshops! Both went extremely well and everyone left feeling like an artist! First we painted a lighthouse, because Ridgely is a Baltimore County Lighthouse School,…