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I love [Making] and working through the joyful and challenging process of creating something new.  While I currently live in (and love) Nashville, I am from eastern North Carolina and lately, my art has been inspired by themes of home and family because I always dream of moving back.  I enjoy painting and photography, but the media I am most excited about is collage.  Building a color palette with found paper, arranging and rearranging shapes and negative spaces, and adding finishing touches with tiny scraps of paper are just a few reasons that I continue exploring collage.

My [Teaching] page includes lessons from my work at three different Montessori schools, community centers, and museums.  Most lesson posts include a materials list with a few affiliate links, sample images of student work, and simple procedural steps.  I try my best to give lessons that are process-based and function as art media exploration, but that also culminate in a finished product.  This allows younger children to explore at their own pace while older children are working towards a goal and will have something to share at the end of class.  This gives them something to be proud of, but also functions as an artifact of what they learned and the process they explored.  Every child has different interests, so what makes me happiest is when they find inspiration and are engaged and excited about creating.  I hope that these lesson ideas will inspire you to try something new with your own students, family, or friends!

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