Mindful Love

It can be difficult to quiet the mind when we have ideas and expectations. Expecting forms an attachment, that sometimes we don’t realize is such. For example our relationships with other people form expectations of how our relationships should turn out. We expect a cause and effect … we connect to our ideas of how…

Unicorn Birthday Painting Party

This past weekend I taught twelve 10 year old girls how to paint a unicorn! It was a blast! I love working with young adults who are eager to create.  First we drew our unicorns using vine charcoal, and basic shapes. Each girl drew her own unicorn, and decided which colors they wanted to use. …

Cryptocurrency Wallets

Now that you’ve purchased some BTC and ETH on Coinbase it’s time to get a private wallet. See when you purchase your currency on Coinbase, they hold your wallet information. If something were to occur with the site, your wallets could be compromised. So that’s why we have private wallets. There are a few types of…

10th Year Teaching

In August of 2008 I began my journey into the public education system as an Art Educator.  How it happened was very synchronistic… I had a few interviews that summer, determined to have a placement by the beginning of the school year. I went to counties all over Maryland…. Talbot, Harford, Cecil, Montgomery, with the…

Abundance

Could it be that we are blocking our cup from receiving the ever flowing abundance from the universe?

Cryptocurrencies

For the past few months I have been intensely learning all I can about cryptocurrencies. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you might have heard of Bitcoin sometime in the past few years and a lot more recently. Most people hear the word Bitcoin and automatically have an anxious feeling, or have…

Plein Air Painting

For the first three days of summer break, I participated in a Baltimore County Public Schools Art Educator workshop at the Hampton National Historic Site. The first workshop was “Painting with Pastels. We got an overview of some of the history of the site prior to choosing where and what to create and were able…

A Silver Celebration

This past weekend my little Element, who will be 5 years old in nine days, had her first ballet recital! She has been doing Kreative Kids Dance and was in the Creative Movement and Rhythm class at EMC Performing Arts Studio. Her teacher, Rachel Cyr, is amazing with the girls. Rachel is always so positive…

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…

Beating Expectations 

This past Friday, I held our monthly drum circle at Firefly Hollow Wellness Center in York, Pa.  Drum circles are the last Friday of every month, and I have been leading them for about 8 months. Over the past few months the drum circle has developed its own style and pace. We have regulars who…