Comment Giveaway Contest for May...

The monthly comment contest (leave a comment and your email address for a chance to win a $50 Dick Blick gift card. Winners will be announced the first day of each new month)
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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Paper Mache Class at the Candy Factory

Ages 8-12 great fun!

Wonderful new Zentangle group at the Workhouse in Lorton, Va...

What an amazing space to do Zentangle art in....The Workhouse in Lorton, Va

A great group of people trying art Zentangle for the first time...great work "One Stroke at a Time"
To register for Zentangle classes at the workhouse click on the like below

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sakura / Zentangle Art Lesson plan writing group....

The Sakura group. I am part of a CZT group of art educators who are now working with Sakura to create art lesson plans for the Apprentice Kit from Zentangle. It just does not get any cooler than this!

I Know The Best People....

The National Art Educators Association Conference in New Orleans 2015 was just awesome. I got to see old friends and meet really awesome new friends...

Samantha of the most amazing people I know. We started out teaching elementary school together in Spring Branch, Texas. We both worn teacher of the year in 2006 for our schools. Samantha went on to win Teacher of the year for the whole district and then on to rule the world. She is just fabulous!

Holly Bess Kincade....A fellow Texas art teacher who is also now in Virginia and just the most wonderful person to know.  She has got me involved in the  group! Holly was named Virginia Middle School Art Educator of the year 2015. The same time I was named Northern Virginia Elementary Art Educator of the Year. Such a sweet person!

Meeting Donna Staten from Pinterest....It was like meeting a rock star! I was able to give her a ride to the airport, such a sweet person!

Jessica form the Art of Education. I have taken all her conferences on line and we discussed a "less is best" type of approach to teaching. She was kind enough to take a few minutes out of her day to talk to me, so fun!

Cassie Stevens...if you have not been to her blog go now! (but come back) Such a fun person. Her students are so lucky. I attended her workshop on blogging.

Phillis...There is a dragon in my artroom blog. Such a sweet lady do share her blogging knowledge. I gave her a ride to the airport.

The Sakura group. I am part of a CZT group of art educators who are now working with Sakura to create art lesson plans for the Apprentice Kit from Zentangle. It just does not get any cooler than this!

Jess Beach...Virginia Elementary Art Educator of the Year 2015 and the Virginia YAM Chair! Yes I am friends with the cool lady!
A wonderful random stranger who walked with me to the convention center. Art teachers are the best people to know!

Convention center New Orleans 2015

Tim Gunn.....just so cool!

Western Area Art Show Prince William County...April 2015

1st grade Snowman Huddle 

2nd grade Heart

5th grade Value and Complementary Color Heart

1st grade Eric Carle Turkey

1st grade Georgia O'Keeffe Flower

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April 2015 Comment Contest Give-a-Way...

Leave a comment for a chance to win a $50 Dick Blick gift card !
This month's topic is:

1. Art Teachers...What do you do to advocate for your art program? Do you feel supported by your administration?


2. ARE YOU A ZENTANGLE ARTIST...What is your favorite tangle and how often do you sit quietly and create Zentangle art?

* You do not have to be an art teacher or Zentangle artist to enter...think of how the questions could apply to you and your personal interaction with art.

  • Each comment is one entry and you may enter as often as you like!
  • You may answer one or both questions, each comment is another chance to win.
  • Make sure you have or leave a good contact email-If you do not wish to leave your email publicly you can email me your email address at:
  • If you win you will be contacted by email, you have 30 days to claim your prize.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Prince William County School Food Calendar for 2015-2016....

Mac's bowl of apples was selected for the 2015-2016 PWCS food calendar!

Sophia's Zen Fruit was also selected for the 2015-1016 PWCS food calendar!

These 7 paintings are being considered for next years food calendar!