The school year officially ended a week ago, and I have been keeping quite busy since then. Last Thursday and Friday I participated in a two-day painting workshop at Hampton Historic Site with fellow BCPS art teachers. It was nice to dedicate time towards painting, especially since I hadn’t used (water-based) oil paints in many… Continue reading Summertime Kickoff
Ah ha! I’ve had an ‘itch’ to write lately, and sure enough.. I am just about at the one-month marker. I’ve only written one post per month in 2017, and I hope to write more as the summer approaches. We have one full week and two half days left of the 2016-2017 school year. There have… Continue reading Celebrating Nature’s Processes
“Our earth is only one polka dot among a million stars in the cosmos.” – Yayoi Kusama I had the opportunity to see and experience the Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the Hirschhorn Museum on Friday, just a week before it travels to a new city. This exhibit has been wildly popular and sold out for the past… Continue reading The Art of Illusion
Ahhh… today was the first day back to school after spring break. Alas, I knew this day would come, but I am also incredibly grateful for the (much needed) opportunity to recharge last week. Andy and I went to Tamarindo, Costa Rica with my parents, who co-own a condominium right near the beach. Tamarindo is… Continue reading Recharging the Batteries
The title for this post was inspired by a banner I saw downtown on Sunday. The past few weeks have been busy and full of energizing/inspiring events. As a result, my inner light has certainly been shining! Today is the first official snow day of the 2016-2017 school year. We had a 2-hour delay a little… Continue reading Let Your Light Shine!
This will be my final post for 2016! It’s been interesting to look back on the year, and to see it through different lenses. Everyone’s year has had its ups, downs, and changes, both good and bad. I strive to use every experience and every piece of information that has impacted me this year, towards a positive… Continue reading Beginning, Ending, & Beginning
‘Tis the season of giving. To wrap up the school year before winter break, I usually have students create holiday cards for family and friends. This year, we did something different: students made holiday cards for the homeless. I know of a volunteer organization called Happy Helpers for the Homeless, based out of Glen Burnie and Baltimore, who meet… Continue reading Wrapping Up the Year