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.


Time to Enjoy


Despite being insanely busy with nine-kajillion homework assignments lately, I have found some time to do the things I love. I play volleyball every Saturday morning at De Anza College, a community college just down the street from me. I’ll be starting my Wednesday night outdoor games in two weeks as well. That’s the best Read More

Yes! Drawings!


I taught my drawing unit a bit differently this semester and WOW! These are the best still life drawings I’ve seen come out of any students this age! I’ll post the link to their gallery when I have it up. But, if I do say so myself, this unit RULED! And my students worked so 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

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