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.

Full STEAM Ahead

I recently attended the Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education annual conference in Towson Maryland. This was my first MAEOE conference, and I’m excited to bring more teachers next year! The conference theme was Full Steam Ahead, Expanding the Potential of Environmental Education.  It was wonderful to see so much integration between the arts…

We Are a Part of Something Greater

What better way to collaborate then with an art project, so we started the school year off with a class mural. I had each class vote on an image that would represent their class, and then I created that image using masking tape over a square board. Students then chose a color to represent themselves…

Giving up Approval for Authenticity

So this is my eleventh year teaching art at Ridgely Middle School. I can hardly remember what it felt like to be a new teacher… a bit worried, stressed, and anxious…. About how the students would respond, if they would understand the process, and if they would be as excited as me about it all… About…

The Art of Intuitive Henna

I am an intuitive artist… This unique henna design comes from each persons energy in that moment… The designs are used to meditate upon. The honor and pleasure I receive when creating these one of a kind designs is like no other. It is literal co-creation. Without the other person receiving…I cant not share this…

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. …

Will Power

Will power… the power to act upon your will. I will to create I will to paint I will to teach I will to facilitate I will to share I will to love unconditionally What is your will? Donate ETH: 0x869C02bAF1cE395f434FEE34f5650e5bB62a42Ab Donate BTC: 1GyAhFLq531occEzEkfSrxsuFrva1UqSMp