I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.

Art & Crafts

Portfolio Work In Progress


Well, I’ve been looking at finally adding to the portfolio link of my website. Goodness knows I have a TON of artwork to put up there, but who has the time? So, Josh and I sat down today and have put together a nice little format for how it’s going to work. Granted, it won’t Read More

Wicked Cool Portraits


I just checked out a post on Elyse Sewell’s blog. She saw an interesting exhibit at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. It’s an exhibit titled Dialogue With the peasants of Tiangonsi Villages by Chen Shaofeng. The artist basically had his subjects sit across from him and they would simultaneously paint portraits of each other (hence Read More

Jennifer Hillary Sullivan


This is a new (and living!) artist that I’ve been digging lately. I first saw her painting Gaze on a greeting card at a local bookshop (pictured here, Oil on Canvas, 24″ X 36″, 2003). I stopped and was drawn in by the interesting way she cropped the picture and her delicate values. Then, I Read More

Recommended Artist


I have recently taken an interest in another living artist’s work. Her name is Kathleen Jardine and she does watercolors & oil paintings. Very often her subjects are portraits, although recently she’s been doing more meditative studies of place & light. She makes beautiful work with great detail. I look at her portraits and feel Read More

Eyes on Art


I’m taking a class on integrating the Internet into your curriculum. So, I’ve been finding lots of pages that 5ux0r and pages that are pretty, but a pain to navigate and pages that are OK and so on. Anyhoo, I love playing all the dumb little games here and there. For awhile I thought I Read More



I’ve had some shifts in my thought regarding my Art, and I think it’s pretty interesting. It’s one of those things where you feel a thought/idea burning into your head, but you’re not quite sure of all the possibilities or implications of it yet. So, I have some exploring to do. I’ll put some of Read More

Learning to Draw


This entry is not just because I am an Art teacher, so I’m not trying to be some kind of a ringer and freak out about this issue. But, I do really see some serious problems with children lacking quality education. I’m not just talking about being able to finger paint when you’re a kid. Read More

Cool Sidewalk Chalk Artist


Check this out! This guy has an incredible grasp of perspective drawing and also uses some seriously expensive pastels to get these done! I love stuff like this! I’ve considered having a sidewalk chalk competition in my Art classes for fun! That would be so neat! Maybe if I have a day with nothing left Read More

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