Welcome to my newly designed and updated blog. I am currently framing work for a local fair exhibit and creating a few new paintings for my upcoming gallery exhibit. I am in my 10th year teaching elementary visual arts, and I have most recently used my artistic and design skills in online social software as well as webpage designing for school and church. I am a mixed media artist, so I may try my skills at any variety of media, but most of my work uses pen and ink drawing techniques, digital photography, acrylic painting, and some fiber and cut paper art. Most ofmy work incorporates my interest in texture, pattern, and realistic details that are abstracted for visual effect. Finally, I am inspired by people around me and always by the Creator's creation.