I made this for my mom's birthday, which happens to be on the fourth of July. I am also entering a challenge that Suzi Blu put out this week. She has a fabulous NING group and tons of inspiring videos and online classes. Check it out here http://www.suziblu.ning.com
My wonderful husband Dave took these pics after I gave it to mom today. I did include her feet and it has a bigger background in shabby red,white, and blue. That's her dog Abby who had 5 puppies today!
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.