Last week I was fortunate to attend the 50th anniversary of The Texas Art Education Association Conference in Galveston, Texas (a surprising gem of a town). I was surrounded by an inspiring group of brilliant art teachers, museum educators, and community art educators for five days and was able to soak up a lot of … Read more
Many of us in our mid-twenties are going through something those older and wiser than us would consider a right of passage, our quarter-life crisis. We all go through it at some point, it is seen as an inevitable experience. One area in particular that seems difficult these days is making the correct decisions for … Read more
I remember the day I graduated from The University of North Texas. My family gathered, as most do to eat after the ceremony. I remember them saying “We are happy…but your masters is around the corner.” I didn’t understand–But now… I am finished with my graduate studies at The University of Texas at Austin! I … Read more
If you or anyone you know is like me and cannot resist the purse selections at Nordstrom, or the incredible anniversary sale, you may find it useful and even a wee bit empowering to use your great shopping powers for good. I know I have posted many of the same type of blogs, but like … Read more
follow the link to read my interview with UT.
What’s Your Sentence?: The Video from Daniel Pink on Vimeo. This is a video from Daniel Pinks Blog, I encourage you to read his insight. It makes you wonder what your sentence is…right?
In an effort to clean out your closets this summer (like I am) here are some great places to donate and recycle your oldies but goodies. SAFE-Stuffed Animals for Emergencies Send your old stuffed animals, Vday bears and all other gently loved stuffed toys to SAFE. They will donate your beloved friends to homeless … Read more
I have recently started an Encaustic painting class here in Austin. This technique was developed by ancient Greek ship builders, who would use hot wax to fill cracks in their ships. They soon began to add pigment to the wax and began to paint on different parts of the boat. Here are some examples of … Read more
In an attempt to study for my last final exam in graduate school and to accomplish a much-needed blog post, I have decided to use this space to discuss some ideas, theories and thoughts discussed in my class about the effects of play in the lives of children. First let’s talk about Erik Erikson, follower … Read more
“The prerequisites necessary for a good art teacher are greatly misunderstood. The common notion that an art teacher must be an artist is just as wrong as the notion that one who cannot be an artist can still be an art teacher. To be a teacher means to be sympathetic and understanding to human problems. … Read more