Oh my goodness! I have been trying to crank out some projects now that I am off-track for awhile. I made 14 ATCs for a Mermaid theme swap. I had done an altered book page featuring merbabies for a RR. I printed out my merbabies and designed the ATCs around them. Next, I made an ATC with a card from ARTchix card and a quote I like. Finally, I finished a present I owe my friend, Tammy. Her daughter was in my class this year and she took wonderful photos of our events. Her photos of my annual Gingerbread Holiday Show turned out so well that I made a scrapbook for her for a year-end gift. I worked on this album for 2 days and I can't wait to give it to her. The album is 8" wide and 5 1/2 " tall and has 20 pages. I'm glad I can check a few items off my art list.
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.