Thanks for checking out my fledgling attempt at blogging. I have been involved with yahoo art groups, swaps and RRs for two years. I desperately need a space to serve as a cyber gallery for no other reason than to track my own progress in this journey. I have been published in several magazines and all I can list after my name is my e-mail addy. Since no one has ever e-mailed me AND because I read blogs and would like to be eligible for giveaways and challenges that require my own blog, here goes! I am quickly running out of summer vacation and this was one of my goals. My 21 year old son is home for the summer from the University of Hartford in CT. We have only managed a few daytrips so far and are going to San Diego this weekend. I did drag my youngest to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles last week. I spent 5 glorious hours soaking in all the art and history. My hope is to share my art adventures, ideas, and questions with lots of people who are a little like me.
I have a degree in Child Development and have been teaching for 25 years. Most of these years have been spent with second graders with the exception of 4 years in first grade. I love introducing my students to the joy of reading "chapter books" and the language of literature.
I am a mixed-media artist and am lucky to be teaching at a fine arts magnet school. I use music and visual art every day in my classroom.
I have been married for 29 years and my husband teaches High School English. I have raised 4 wonderful kids and am still working on the yellow labs that live in our house.