Ambidextrous

Such a peculiar word…. From Latin ambi- ‘on both sides’ + dexter ‘right-handed’. Interesting Here is a post about what I am noticing about my time without being able to use my dominant hand. Sunday, August 11th, 2019 I fell from a ladder while painting the crease between the ceiling and wall, and I broke my radius bone and…

Wild Women

The growth in this moment is so real, so intense…. like fire… leaving you raw. Balance requires constant motion, directing energy while letting it go. Friday was the day that encompassed all emotions, and began with self-doubt and anxiety. It continued with having handle the consequences for choosing to not take the best steps in…

Earth Love Festival 2019

This years Earth Love Festival at Amethyst Retreat Center in Duncannon Pennsylvania was a beautiful demonstration of community, collaboration, and love. Nicole Sharkey is the visionary who thought of this beautiful festival 3 years ago, and has since turned it into an amazing opportunity for all, to gather and to heal. The Earth Love festival…

Cromwell Valley Park

Yesterday and today I had the pleasure of attending another Baltimore County public schools Art teacher workshop, Plein Air Painting at Cromwell Valley park. This park is BEAUTIFUL! A hidden gem for sure. There are beautiful old structures, meadows, many different trees, and a beautiful creek! We found beautiful rocks, river glass, and a mulberry…

Save the Bay Sculptures

This quarter my students completed a recycled sculpture project that focused on how we can be more “waste free” and what we can do with the current plastic waste that we have accumulated. I have been saving plastic containers and trinkets for this project, but students also went home and found plastic materials to bring…

Henna Party!

This weekend I was asked to do henna for a little girl’s 9th birthday party. I always love doing henna parties, especially for kids. They are so inquisitive, and excited to learn about henna!  When I tell them it comes from a plant they are amazed, and start asking even more questions. It is so…

Earth Day

In honor of Earth day this year, I did all recycled material activities for our recent Arts in Action community event. In my room people were able to create sculptures from recycled materials like plastic containers and old toys. Another station was to use plastic bottles to make flowers which were then glued to old…

Family Haikus

A few of my students participated in the Team BCPS Haiku Contest! There were a total of  over 2,000 entries! 1,494 entries were received from elementary school students, 383 from middle school students, 343 from high school students.

CleanAir Partners Poster Contest

This year my students are participating in the CleanAir Partners poster contest. “Clean air is central to our mission to help individuals who live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an umbrella term for respiratory conditions that include emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and certain forms of asthma. Improving the quality of our air must be a…