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My NAEA 2016 Debrief…

My NAEA 2016 Debrief…

By on Mar 26, 2016 | 7 comments

Did you miss attending the NAEA Conference this year? I almost did. Just two weeks before the event, I purchased my ticket after realizing that this might be the only chance to meet with my Art Workshop co-teachers, Cassie and Laura, before the summer. Plus I wanted to meet Christa from Faber-Castell who provides art supplies for my summer workshop and who I have...

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

By on Dec 23, 2015 | 2 comments

Neil and I want to wish all of you a very happy holiday and bright and shiny new year. 2015 has been a year of growth, change and new directions. I can’t wait to start my podcast, open registration for my summer conference and offer you more tips and resources for creating art with your students and children. It has been a pleasure creating content for YOU....

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Books to Understand Your Creative Journey

Books to Understand Your Creative Journey

By on Oct 12, 2015 | 2 comments

A few years ago, a good friend was collecting nuggets of advice for her daughter’s 18th birthday. She created an album and inserted notes from friends, relatives and loved ones.  I happily agreed to share my advice. When in doubt-read a book-Patty My friend was put out over the brevity of my note. After all, I had known this girl since she was a baby....

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What I learned in 2014

What I learned in 2014

By on Dec 31, 2014 | 4 comments

Lessons learned. Always good to reflect back and see what resonated with you most in the past year. Here are my biggies: 1. Despite feeling awkward and just plain silly, nothing makes you feel seven again like wearing a tiara. Thanks Jonna for pulling out the tissue-paper, sequin encrusted birthday crown again this year. 2. Loved attending my first 2014 NAEA...

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Favorite Posts of 2014

Favorite Posts of 2014

By on Dec 27, 2014 | 0 comments

2014 has been a great year. That’s not to say that everything went swimmingly, but I crossed stuff off my bucket list and ended the year happy. This site has been a catalyst for much of my joy. It’s where I get to exercise creativity, push through comfort zones and dream of doing bigger things. The best part, of course, is connecting with you, sharing...

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Merry Christmas 2014

Merry Christmas 2014

By on Dec 21, 2014 | 1 comment

The most wonderful time of the year…. We can’t wait until the boys come home from college. We plan to do nothing. Not going anywhere. Just cooking (me) eating, drinking wine and waiting to see the The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies and Unbroken, which was one of our favorite reads this year.  Doesn’t get any better than that. My next newsletter...

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