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A Super Wings Birthday

It’s a blessing and a curse being an art teacher mom. A blessing because I always have art supplies on hand, ideas to fill rainy days, and I can make most of the decorations for events (such as a three year old’s birthday party). It’s a curse because when it comes time for said birthday…

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Its a Monster Mash: Planning a Themed First Birthday Party

Today my sweet little man turns three. I have no idea where the time has gone. I have heard the saying, “The days are long but the years are short,” so many times I roll my eyes a little more every time I hear it. But, today it just rings so true. Two years ago…

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A tutorial on how to artistically paint pumpkins.

Fall Decoration: Painted Pumpkins Tutorial

After drooling over Alisa Burke’s pumpkins this season I decided it was time to make my own. I thought it would be a fun Saturday morning activity with my little man, but it ended up inspiring a lesson plan. I wanted to test a range of supplies so I could troubleshoot any issues that could…

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Gelli Printmaking Crash Course From a Self Taught Printmaker

This year I taught myself how to create gelli prints a few days before I started teaching it to students. I had been interested in trying it for a couple of years, especially after seeing a demo of it at the New York NAEA conference in 2017. When it came time to plan a quick,…

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Baby girl's crib with a floral pattern bumper, bright windows, and the ABC's hanging on the wall.

Preparing for Baby Girl: A, Modern, Folksy, and Whimsical Nursery

  This past November Nick and I welcomed our second child, the sweetest little girl named Kennedy. We were equal parts excited and terrified for her arrival. Having gone through it once made me more fearful because I knew exactly what was coming. There were going to be a lot of sleepless nights, a seemingly…

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Visual Journal Page 33: The Bee Incident

This visual journal page reflects my attempt to enjoy a beautiful spring day. My former classroom was large with a lot of windows and natural light. While it isn’t as beautiful as my current set up (I am so spoiled) I did have a door to the outside, which was a huge perk. There was…

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