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 Education

Woo Hoo!


I forgot to blog about our recent win (you have to scroll to the bottom…sorry). Or, just read it here: Honors for teachers who use technology Local News – Posted on Thu, Oct. 28, 2004 Three teachers will be honored by Los Altos technology company Rambus and the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College Read More

I Need Another Dinosaur!


I went to the local flea market a couple weeks ago and found some great rubber dinosaurs. They’re pretty large and I thought their expressive stances and huge muscles would make for good drawing exercises. So, I got three. There is John, who is a velociraptor with a large fin on his back. There is Read More

It’s Naked Postcard Time Again!


It’s that time of year again! I have received more postcards to use in my Art class and, as usual, have to remove all of the naked postcards. They are all beautiful works of Art…it’s just too controversial to have one of Gaugin’s naked tribal women or Siqueiros’ New Democracy mural and the like in Read More

Digital Age is Strange


Well, one of my classes has been quite a challenge for me this year. Maybe it’s because it’s at the end of the day, but I think I just have a undesired mix of kids. Many of them are fine when they’re not around certain people, but many of those “certain people” are in that Read More

The Day the Beads Came Down


I have this huge container in my class that is full of beads for jewelry projects. It has, oh, about 6 pounds of beads (which translates to maybe 5,000 beads or so). Yeah. One of my students dropped it today. It was a nice, peaceful time with everyone working hard on projects. Then, BAM! SPLOOSH!!! 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

Spring Break


Man. My blog has stunk up the house lately. I feel like Neal, where I have all of these great ideas about what I want to blog about, but I don’t actually sit down and write them out. I’ve been on spring break this week. And now, today was my last day of break. I Read More

It Make Me Angry All Time


I have a student whose English is pretty much non-existent. I think he really is a talkative person, but his lack of English makes it really challenging, not to mention the culture shock of coming from China to here. Anyway, on this form I have students fill out at the beginning so I can get Read More

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