always trying to curl my stick-straight hair! In the other photos from that day,
My knees and hands are covered in dirt! I guess I was just born to make a mess
and that is still my idea of a good time! For the actual page, I added glitter to my lettering and sewed some lace trim on the outer edge of the page. But this early version scanned much better. Anyone wanna make mud pies?
I made this paper doll a few weeks ago and wanted to mount it on a painted flat canvas. I liked how the colors looked together but it was too plain. I drew the plants and colored them in with markers. I added the details with my white gel pen. I thought my doll looked like a nature girl and maybe her name reflects how she feels about the fate of our planet.
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.