Art and me

Summer Learning 8: Clay Is Fun/Clay Is Hard

Summer Learning 8: Clay Is Fun/Clay Is Hard

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Thomas A. Edison I spent most of my summer getting dirty and looking like this: And it was glorious! I would spend the early morning hours getting stuff done around the house, writing, or […]

The Names Dress (With My Name!)

The Names Dress (With My Name!)

“There is no limit to beauty, no saturation point in design, no end to the material” – Salvatore Ferragamo Today I’m honored and excited to share the news that my name has been included in the Names Dress, which is on display at the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence, Italy! The Names Dress is a wearable, compostable conceptual […]

On Being Named MA Art Educator Of The Year

On Being Named MA Art Educator Of The Year

Two weekends ago I received the Massachusetts Art Education Association 2015 Art Educator of the Year award. I found out about the award earlier in the school year and was congratulated and celebrated in the local media at that time. I took it all in stride then and November 8th seemed so far away. As […]

Wow! 100 Days of the Every Day Drawing Challenge!

April 11 (100): Draw or paint a landscape App: Brushes Cranberry bogs in early March in Plymouth, MA are the subject of this 100th drawing for the Every Day Drawing Challenge… I can’t believe it has been 100 days already!

90 Days of the Every Day Drawing Challenge on the iPad!

90 Days of the Every Day Drawing Challenge on the iPad!

Another month has gone by and that means another 31 drawings for the Every day Drawing Challenge! Sorry to be a couple of days late with the new list, but it has been a busy week with a new session of Enrichment and the Art in the Valley art show, which I am helping to hang […]

Sketchbook 2013: Page 1 of 365

Sketchbook 2013: Page 1 of 365

I can thank a former colleague (thank you, Leia!) for telling me about Danny Gregory six years ago. Danny’s book: The Creative License: Giving Yourself Permission to Be The Artist You Truly Are  And the description by Amazon.com: When Danny Gregory’s life was turned upside down by tragedy, he learned to cope by teaching himself […]

Art Trip to Brooklyn

As you know, I love art. I also love summer because I get to go on road trips to look at art…I call them art trips. My most recent art trip was to Brooklyn, NY. Our first stop was at The Art House Co-op to visit the Brooklyn Art Library to see the sketchbooks from […]