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TPT Cyber Monday Sale-25% off

It’s Cyber Monday on TPT and my shop blog which means it’s my absolute favorite time of year. The dropping temperatures, cozy fires, holiday shopping, smell of Christmas trees, and way too much eggnog gives me all the feels. This time of year is also notoriously busy as I try to wrap up my semester…

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Visual Journal Page 41: Already on Edge

I was already on edge. I had woken up early, showered, carefully selected my most professional outfit. I was driving on 285 en route to an interview. It wasn’t just any interview. It was an interview at a well regarded private school that happened to be across the street from where my husband worked, we…

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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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Visual Journal Page 37: Foggy Mornings

Looking at this visual journal page immediately takes me back to my commute to my first job. My first art position was at a high school outside of Atlanta. I drove 40 minutes straight east everyday until I hit the small town where I worked. It was a very boring drive, straight highway lined with…

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Visual journal page 36: The Wedding Ring Incident

This visual journal page is about the day my husband buried his wedding ring. I have heard many ways people have lost their wedding rings. Leaving it on the bathroom sink and it slipping down the drain, pulling it off in a pair of gloves and accidentally throwing it away. But, until my own personal…

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