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A Fresh Start

Sometimes life is like a drive through the mountains. Breathtaking vistas, roads dipping down into low valleys, hairpin turns which leave your stomach feeling queasy.  This past year has been just like that.  Now though, I have reached one of those scenic viewing places where I can take one final look back on that journey, […]

Be Inspired with Spellbinders and A Gilded Life!


Be sure to check out Spellbinders Blog starting July 14 for links to 2 weeks of tutorials and giveaways

featuring their wonderful line by A Gilded Life.

I’ll be featuring  tutorials here on July 16th and 22nd as part of the summer showcase,

so stop […]

Jewelry Club

What started out as an opportunity for one of my special education students to make some new friends  turned into daily unofficial “jewelry club” – 1/2 hour of teaching jewelry making to a growing list of 3rd grade girls every day. That special ed student has become a rock star and I am even seeing […]

Getting Spooky!

Can you believe Halloween is here already?  Where has the time gone!  I’ve really been enjoying the Halloween decorations I put up this year.  Here’s a quick peek……

Why yes, that is a tiny shrunken caged Shriner!!

My classroom is also decorated, thanks in big part to my […]

Magical May

This past weekend,  I had the opportunity to take my lovely girl-child and one of her friends to the Spoutwood Faerie Festival, in Glen Rock, PA.  Have you been?  We had the perfect day – sunny and warm.  I really enjoy this festival – it’s just overflowing with creative free spirits, out to enjoy a […]

Checking In …….

Hi there everybody.  Molson here – Sue’s #1 assistant.  She asked me to check in and let you all know that she’s been enjoying some down time during the month of January, and is now all inspired and excited to do some creating in the studio!  She has been sorting […]

Warm Wishes

Isn’t this little fellow just the cutest guy ever?  I just adore his over-sized, fuzzy coat!

No snow here yet in Maryland, but the weather has finally started turning chilly.  We are wrapping up the final days of school before the holiday break.  All my little friends (and some big ones!) have been […]

Great Books to Encourage Art (and Writing)!


I may have mentioned that I am a Special Education teacher, a job that I find very rewarding and fulfilling.  I work with a wide variety of kids and have found over the years that many have one thing in common -a lack of self confidence in their abilities.  For whatever reasons, many […]

The List

Summer has  arrived.  I’m done with teaching until fall, and the weeks are spread before me like an enticing banquet.  What to do with all this free time?  I have decided to tackle “The List”.  You know – the List, that one you hold in the back of your mind, storing all those tasks and […]

Reflecting and Recap of 2011

Bee Warm!

It’s hard to believe that 2011 is officially old news – I guess it’s time to look back, take stock and reflect on the past year.

I started off the year with a commitment to become more healthy, and thanks to dear friend Robin R.who provided constant encouragement, and the support and […]