Mother's Day

Celebrating my mom today!

 I would not be who I am today without her continuous patience and lifelong guidance!


Statement Piece!

Enough said...

National Zoo 2017

   This past week I had the pleasure of taking my photography one students to the National Zoo! It is the 5th year that I have made this trip happen for was awesome! 

    We had to bump the trip by two days due to the weather not cooperating, however it was so worth it to wait the extra days. There were 12O students and 12 excellent chaperones, and wonderful wild animals!



Infinite Madness on Easter!

 Easter Sunday I woke up before dawn, woke my youngest and we headed off to the Hirshhorn to wait in line for same day passes to the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Exhibition!
We arrived to the line at 6:30 am and were already the 70th folks in line...
Time passed quickly because we brought a deck of cards...
If you haven't played Exploding Kittens it is a must!
Once we acquired our tickets we sat in the garden and read about this dynamo of an artist! Yayoi's story is one of inspiration and audacity!

A true delight in an almost overloaded sensory & exceptional visual experience! It is a wonderful way to spend a day with family and friends getting lost in the infinite possibilities that Kusama creates for us!

Spending the day at the Hirshhorn was a lovely way to spend Easter! 


Herstory: Donna...Celebrating Bad Ass Women

Donna thought retirement would be the lapse of luxury...we all know there is no rest for the wicked! 
This delightfully wise and wicked woman has been knee deep in advocating for her community since she left the education business... you know what they say...once a teacher, always a teacher. 
Donna is out registering voters, getting others to the polls and educating folks on the democratic process. Deeply determined to be the change in the air, she works tirelessly in her community. I have deep admiration for this dynamic lady! She is a force. 


Herstory: Fearless Girl....Celebrating Bad Ass Women!

Fearless Girl created by artist Kristen Visbal has been taking on the bull of Wall Street! This was installed in the wee hours of the morning mimicking the Bull installation. The Girl has stolen the hearts of New Yorkers as well as a treasure trove of tourists!
Great news... it is now scheduled to stay until early 2018! This is a change from the original one 
month stay that was planned. This girl can continue to inspires the masses!


Herstory: Hilde....Celebrating Bad Ass Women!

 This wild woman made her first trip to New York City this month!  Hilde is a performance artist, accomplished art educator and mother of two from the West...she took full advantage of her Big Apple opportunity!
Hilde even managed to find a quiet moment on the buzzing NYC subway!
 She kept a list of all the she would not forget with all the stimulation of the big city and conference offerings! Some of the list: Subway ride, cab ride, Chelsea, the Whitney Museum, MOMA, Meret Oppenheim, #art_leg, Irish pubs, Oliver Herring, Jeff Koons, Advanced Style icon & new found friend Deborah, potato in Arabic, thrift stores, Tin foil fascinator, SVA, steam punk goggles...that is just to name a few...
I admire the way Hilde absorbed New York City! 
This lady is a vision in creativity and curiosity! Her students will certainly benefit from her experience at the National Art Education Conference this year! Lucky kiddos!