Wake up

Every day I will do at least one thing that makes me feel beautiful, even if it’s just to smile at a stranger.

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…

Issued Weight 

Originally posted on The Redheads are Mine:
Last night Ryan and I sat on FaceTime gathering his issued gear throughout the house, and placing it in one location. As I unpacked the green and tan beanies, gloves, bags, and long johns, I took in the familiar smell. It wasn’t that gross “been-in-the-field-and-haven’t showered-in-7-days,” smell that…

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!…

Mother’s Day

Wishing everyone out there a beautiful day taking a moment to reflect on and appreciate the mother within us all.

Growing in Grace

Even if we are aware of the light within us, we are still human. We still have thoughts and experiences that involve a full range of emotions. That’s what we are here to do…. experience.

May Flower Full Moon

May Flower Moon The fifth moon of Creation is Flower Moon, where all plants display their Spirit sides for all the world to see. This life giving energy is one of the most powerful healing medicines on Mother Earth. During this moon we are encouraged to explore our own Spiritual essences. –The Circle of Turtle Lodge Anishinaabe Of…

Journey to the Divine

“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 life…

The Art of Illusion – My friend – A Marvelous Spark

“Our earth is only one polka dot among a million stars in the cosmos.” – Yayoi Kusama I had the opportunity to see and experience the Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the Hirschhorn Museum on Friday, just a week before it travels to a new city. This exhibit has been wildly popular and sold out for…

May 1st

Originally posted on The Redheads are Mine:
I woke up and it was May 1st already. Yesterday it was January. January 11th I started working with Marine & Family Programs down the street from our apartment. I had interviewed for the position before Christmas break, and accepted the job before New Years. I was so…

Women’s Retreat

I was invited to attend a Women’s Weekend Away retreat hosted by my new friend Cindy Beers with Red Headed Yoga.  The retreat was held at beautiful Amethyst Retreat Center in Duncannon, Pa. I was invited as a guest artist to work with the women on creating vision boards using the new moon and spring equinox energies,…