For as long as I can remember I have loved to create art, take photos and figure out how things work. My hands are rarely idle. I listen best when I can sit and draw. While attending professional development or sitting in church my notes are covered with little doodles of things I see or things I make up. Art is an outlet for me, it is time when I get to sit and think, express things that are going on in my life or just a way to unwind from a busy day,
One of my fondest memories in kindergarten was when my
teacher allowed me to stay at the paint easel and create artwork past the time
when everyone else was finished. From the time I was five I was encouraged to
pursue a career in art. With that encouragement and support from my family I
continued to draw, paint and sculpt my way into college. I earned a Bachelors
of Art in Art Studio from
Scrapbooking has always been a huge passion of mine. I am my
family’s photographer. I love capturing moments in time, people’s expressions
along with being able to look back at all of the memories. In 2002 I opened
Scrapbook Dreams in
I am a person who likes change and a challenge, so after three years of hard work, I sold my business to become a teacher. Teaching has always been a passion, my original plan was to become an art teacher, but I again changed paths because I wanted more job security. I earned my multiple subject teaching credential and have been teaching for eleven years. I also have earned by Master in Education and I am highly qualified in History. I love to bring art and creativity into the classroom and inspire my students imaginations.
Art is a passion, a past time, an outlet, an expression and a part of who I am. For me creativity can be found in an old broken-down barn, or my daughter’s face, from a photograph, from a comment, from a cloud in the sky or simply from a thought. I look forward to bringing color to a blank slate that will make a statement, make someone think or question, or bring a smile to someone’s face. Art is and always will be a part of who I was created to be.