November 28, 2022

The Kindness of a YouTuber!

You never know the difference you can make as an art educator.  Joy shares her story here. 
Mr. Buddies Booty(Joy)...THANK YOU!!!! THANK YOU!!!! 

November 18, 2022

Need Some Winter Bulletin Board Inspiration?

It is that time of year when we start thinking of ideas for new winter themed bulletin board ideas. Here are many of my past boards (I'm currently working on this year's with my students!).  This is a great time to do a school wide collaborative project!  Every year I have my students create a different component for a large collaborative mural.  If I have any left over parts...I usually hang up smaller displays in other parts of the school.  The students are always so excited to try to find the part they created!  The project range from watercolor, collage, marker, colored pencil, crayon...and everything in between!!  You can make this work based on the supplies and space you have available to you at your school!

November 10, 2022

#turkeyaday22: The First 10 Days

Hello Friends!  I'm so sorry I've not been posting much.  We've have been dealing with a lot of yuck in my house (all of us were sick in some form or fashion)....and I've just been surviving.  I'm having so much fun with this year's turkeys.  For the most part, I've been using a variety of alcohol markers. I really love them!!! Twisting turkeys and other animals has also been a fun creative challenge.  Hope you enjoy them.

November 07, 2022


This past weekend we had our annual state conference in Memphis,TN.  It was a blast.  I presented on collaborative art projects with multiple grade levels.  As often happens with me....technical difficulties. They did not have the adaptor cord I needed for my computer.  I had one...but had left at home.  Never assume a location you are presenting at will have the equipment you need. (Lesson learned...again!).  
I decided I'd post my power point here.  Not that it contains a ton of information.  It has questions to ask of yourself & your students when thinking about doing collaborative projects.  It also has lots of examples of collaborative projects I've done in the past.  If you have questions...please feel free to message me and ask! It isn't as scary, messy, or time consuming as it might seem.