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,…

Mandalas for Beginners

The last learn to paint session I held was on circle designs. Participants learned about mandalas and techniques to create their own one of a kind sacred circle. This session was a bit different than my other learn to paint parties. Each guest was able to choose from an array of supplies to complete their art. There were even multiple resources artists…

Reflect and Create again

2015 was a year of progress, it felt as though I sprinted to the end! Everything moved forward and fast. I like to write down all of the amazing things I’ve done in an ending year as  a reminder to be grateful for what I have and to be excited for what’s to come in the…

RMS Craft Fair 2015

Every year Ridgely PTA host an amazing craft fair at our school, with over 100 vendors, a silent auction and a used book sale. For the past 4 years I have been apart of this wonderful event, and every year it has been a blast. My students come with their parents, and I get to…

Grow with Me Chalkboards…

Grow with me, Chart me or Birthday chalkboard…what ever you might call them…they are awesome.  I recently started creating them when a coworker asked if I would make her son a Dr. Seuss themed chalkboard for his 1st birthday photoshoot. Text, Art and Painting OH MY FAVORITE! I jumped on the opportunity right away. I…

Learning to Paint…

Ive decided to go at the paint nights from a little different angle. Instead of covering up our mistakes with wine, we will learn to paint and then create our own masterpiece using the techniques! My most recent endeavor is “Learn to paint: Tree edition”.  I created multiple examples of how we can blend colors…

Celebrate your Achievements…

What is Labor Day? Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. – U.S. Department of…

Inspiring Through Art at Indigo 8-6 Day

Ten days ago I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural Indigo 8-6 Day at Sonnewald Natural foods farm in Spring Grove, Pa. Indigo 68 LLC is a wonderful organization that should be shared with all. “Project Indigo has many missions, but its primary goal is to raise awareness of the social, economic, environmental, and psychological issues facing…

Painting Happy Crabs!

  The first painting at The Hodle was a great success. We had happy crabs all over the place!     Look out for our next painting party event!!

Second Saturday

So this Saturday was the Second Saturday on the Square in York. We woke up early and decided to head out to the festivities around 10:30. We weren’t sure what to expect because this was our first time, but we were looking forward to some fun crafts and art! When we got there were began…

Super moons and Sunsets

With the beauty of the sky every evening, we should be in awe of the universe and give thanks for all of the things the day has given us. With the beauty of the sky every morning, we should be in awe of the universe and give thanks for the infinite amount of possibilities available to us….

Jellyfish everywhere!

Saturday evening I had the pleasure of teaching the jellyfish painting to some relatives! It was very interesting seeing my parents and uncle playing the role of students. I could tell right away who would’ve gotten an A in my class or who I would’ve had to re-direct to stay on task. Haha. It was…