January 26, 2010

My Art Gets Around!

So over the past couple months I have been asked permission by art teachers...as well as finding lessons by other art teachers that have been based off my painting Dismal Sunset.
When I created this piece for grad school Fall '08, I had no idea that it would make its way across the US & jump the pond to England as inspiration for a lesson. I'm thrilled that my work has taken on a new life in the form of an art room lesson!
Since it has made its way into lessons, I thought some of you using it might want more background on the work & where it came from. This painting was part of a series I created based on the landscapes of my youth. I grew up in the foothills of Appalachia(southeastern Ohio) in the middle of forest & farmland. The style was influenced from the church stained glass windows I loved & the quilts created by my mother, grandmother, and aunts.
I used a variety of techniques to create texture in watercolor, and then added colored pencil over the textured paper to give it more of a textile feel.
If you have any questions please e-mail!

January 19, 2010

PJ & Company : Art Tables

I wanted to go ahead and share more about the company I went with for my art tables. They were amazing to work with & extremely helpful when I called. Their website is also very user friendly! If you are in need of new art tables or other school furniture...CHECK THEM OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PJ & Company

January 18, 2010


This year my wonderful PTO bought me new tables for my classroom! I had my round tables for the past 9 years, but figure they were well over 20 yrs old. They were not able to hold their adjustments...they rocked, wobbled, wiggled...and pretty much annoyed my students to no end!!! So, my PTO told me to look for the tables I wanted & order them. They came in over Christmas break, and one of my friends from church & myself put them together before the students returned. I've arranged & rearranged them many many times!!! It's hard when you have had the same tables for so many years. I love them though...and think I have 'em the way I want them.......for now. ha ha


I'd like to introduce my student teacher. Her name is Ms. Luquire. She'll be with us until the end of Feb. fulfilling the elementary portion of her student teaching. Ms. Luquire is a student at Lipscomb University here in Nashville, and will be graduating this May.