Watercolor Exploration

Usually I am the teacher, but sometimes my daughter Element wants to teach as well! She made the beautiful painting featured in this blog, and showed me how she did it! Remember to Like and Subscribe!  

2019 – 2020 School year

Yesterday we found out that all Maryland schools will be closed for the remained of the 2019-2020 school year. We have been out since the end of the day on Friday March 13th. Friday the 13th was the last day I saw my students before being quarantined.  Friday the 13th was the last “normal” school…

Quarantine Art Series: Waterfalls in the woods

The sound of water flowing always brings me back to center. Helping me to let go of all my thoughts and feelings in the moment. Showing me how quickly things change, and how no matter what… life still goes on. Sitting in the woods at Burns Valley Herbals and Retreat has really given me a…

Remote Education

Wow. Yesterday was tiring. Between doing my own work, and getting Landyn and Element to do their work…. whoa. Element was more interested in the magic she found from dangling her pen from a strand of hair, then creating a word math problem. We took a few breaks, made rice crispy treats! Their work is…

4 more weeks

Wow so much has happened in a week….yet so little at the same time! This time last week I was writing about how it felt after 3 days of being off of work. I feel different than I did last week, that’s for sure. Still a little uneasy, however I feel like this has strengthened…

Mother to Teacher

My previous role description no longer suits the current situation. Now more than ever I am fulfilling my role as a leader and a teacher. I feel right now we are all being called to step up, knowing ourselves deeper and sharing our gifts as they serve us in this moment in time.

3 days in…

The first 3 days off of work because of the coronavirus came and went. On Sunday I thought about how I would handle the next day. Was I going to get up, business as usual… or was I going to take the well needed rest. I decided to take it one day at a time….

Processing

Today went well… I could tell students were really in shock and didn’t know what to do. They were quieter. Today I spoke to them about what was happening, and shared where the online art resources were located for them to do over the next two weeks. These digital resource folders were uploaded to each…

COVID-19 FRI-13

The fog was really heavy as I drove in to work today. With the message from the governor last night, everything seems a little more surreal. While driving into work, my mind bounced around between many different thoughts: what was today going to be like? Will there be a lot of students out? Can we…