About this Site and Me

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Flower Mound, TX, United States
Hi, I am an artist, wife, mom, gamer and the Elementary Art Educator at Donald Elementary, a sweet and wonderful school in Flower Mound, TX (outside of Dallas). This is a great place to see how we are integrating studio habits with technology and interdisciplinary connections. I also love to share my "wisdom" (Re: Experiences. From mistakes.) about teaching Elementary Art. I love what I do, and I've been doing it for a long time. Creating and teaching Art is what I live for. Enjoy.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

oh snap!

Thank you Mrs. C at rainbow skies and dragonflies for nominating me! I love that I can communicate and share ideas with a fellow Jersey girl from my Texas art room. The Shore doesn't seem so far away!

I fell (reluctantly, I might add) into blogging while trying to find cool ways to incorporate technology into Art. 2 years ago, I was recovering from surgery and had some time on my hands...and discovered Tricia Fuglestad at Dryden Art and Theresa Gillespie at splats, scraps and glue blobs. Holy moley. I. Had. No. Idea. Seriously, you guys.

So, I played around with blogging and found that it really suited my personality. I love spreading the humor of my classroom and sheer craziness as an "Artist Who Teaches". I was able to learn A LOT more at the NAEA convention (thanks Mr. E and Art of Ed!! You guys are the bomb diggity. I mean it.)

Blogging has enabled me to not only promote the awesomeness of my student's art, it has allowed their secondary art teachers to see what they can do, our administration to see how we in the arts can incorporate technology without always having a device in our hands, and pushed me into a leadership/advocacy role. This year, I presented 6 inservices to our district art/arts teachers, from Beginning Blogging to Digital Portfolios to Ways to Incorporate Tech into the Arts. How many inservices did I present last year? Zero? The year before? Zero. Ten years ago? Zero.

Blogging is fun, easy and I love connecting with all the cool and wonderful artist educators out there.

My goal for this year: creep less and comment more ^.^

Here are some  other blogs that I love:

Mess to Masterpiece- a fellow LISD Art teacher!
Organized Chaos-I am sure she has a ton of followers but I love her posts so I don't care!
........and the remaining spots will be filled when the LISD attendees of the Blogging Basics inservice finish their blogs *ahem* *cough* *poke* 


  1. Thanks for the mention! I am in overdrive getting everything ready for Monday! You are going to have to fill me in on what a Liebster award is! I am clueless!!!

  2. :) Thank you for being part of the amazing community/family of bloggin' art educators!! We are stronger together!!!!!!!!!!!