Tuesday, August 31, 2010


If you think you are interested in the ARTIST E-PPRENTICESHIP feel free to send me a question in the comments or a topic you want to be sure I cover. I think I have it together, but there is always a viewpoint that I could miss!
I am covering the original opportunity,
the types of situations presented in schools,
qualifications in some areas (ie, insurance, fingerprinting),
planning a creative experience that meets the learning standards,
marketing your program,
contracts, payment,
corporate sponsorship,
pacing your class,
and pre and post lesson plans.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010


School is just around the corner.... and that means school visit opportunities are coming too!
ARTIST E-PPRENTICESHIP from Oct 25 to Nov 15 
this is so you can create their own program and have it ready to roll for this school year!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Balancing projects!

Balancing writing my middle grade story,
my artwork and the E-PPRENTICESHIP!!

I was so excited today while working on the
ARTIST E-PPRENTICESHIP ~ from Studio to Students~
creating your arts-in-education programs.

There is so much information that I have saved....
contracts, lesson plans, ideas, projects, marketing
all in binders and folders that I am so anxious to share.

More details next week!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Artist E-pprenticeship

I am so excited the more I work on the Artist E-pprenticeship!

It will be OCTOBER 25 to NOVEMBER 15

Which means by November 15 you will have enough info if you want to put a program together and have it ready for this 2010-2011 winter!

If you have always wanted to move your art in a teaching artist direction, this is going to be for you!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Welcome our new nephew ~~~ GAVIN!

Isn't he cute! 9 lbs and 3 oz of adorable!
Not much work done this week, too much time spent swooning over this little guy.
So hard to live 3 hours away, but I am so glad we were able to be there for his big debut!

Tomorrow: working on the Artist E-pprenticeship!

Saturday, August 21, 2010


My first arts in education school visits were as an apprentice. 
I think being an apprentice is a great way to learn something new.  
The first step was taking a business/ art/ curriculum look at creating a program, then I followed my mentor for his school visits. And finally, I wrote a program that he observed.

I love being an Artist in Residence, I create programs that address the learning standards and contain meaningful curriculum content while boosting the students creativity, build school community and 
are so much FUN!!

I have always LOVED it. 

I once stood in front of a cafeteria of 1st graders, to begin a program, and when I took my artwork out and showed it to them .......... they gave me a standing ovation!

 A STANDING OVATION from 6 year olds!!!

 It was so loving and sweet I could have fainted.
I soaked it up.

Pure love.

If you want to visit schools, libraries and museums as 
an artist in residence, I have good news! I am offering an
apprenticeship... an E-pprenticeship!

October 25 - November 15!!!
details coming soon!!!!

THIS is how excited I am! Isn't she cute!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

This has been one hot summer in the Northeast!!  See the heat coming through the shades...........

Yesterday, I went to the studio with the intention of getting some painting finished.  But I just fixed my printer problems, so I decided to move the printer, then I cleaned off the cart the printer used to be on, and thought it would be perfect for my kiln... suddenly I was rearranging and clearing up studio stuff. Not really the plan, but it looks great and things are in better, more convenient locations.
But there is a table that is quite wobbly, I looked underneath and realized I need an allen wrench to fix it.

So this morning I went searching for allen wrenches in the garage. I think we have a key chain of them, and then.... ahha! An actual AHHA moment!! I had to run into the house, before it disappeared....
My next middle grade book idea was born! He is a fun character, quirky, smart and a great personality. AND I know his story. I know what he wants. I know how bumpy his road is going to be.....

we interrupt the painting list to insert.... a rough draft! Have a great day painting, creating and WRITING!

Monday, August 9, 2010

The business of art........

The BUSINESS of ART has been weighing me down... but today I went to the studio and thought only about the creating of ART..

I made a wonderful juicy mess ~~~~~~~~~~~

and even did a celebration dance!!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

I almost forgot your Saturday message ...........

This is a message for YOU.... in case you forgot!

We interrupt the 95 degree Hottest summer ever temps......

Hard to remember the snowy winter when we are drenched in this 95 degree summer heat.

Now doesn't that make you feel cooler???  : )

Monday, August 2, 2010

I love bright rich paint colors!

Tomorrow I am starting on the prepped canvas' that are all lined up in my studio!
Can't wait to start some new flower art. Bright, sunny, and cheerful like this one:

this Bright pitcher of flowers is 20" x 20" acrylic on paper.

or maybe something more like this one:

This blue dianthus is saturated watercolor and pastel on paper, it measures approx. 24"x18"