Some things about me:
Brooklyn, New York is my motherland. It’s where I was born. It’s where I taught for 20 years. It’s where I got married. I said I’d never leave… But, after many years on the hamster wheel, the hubby and I decided a move was in order. We wanted some peace and balance. We wanted to slooooow down. So, we ended up in Durham, North Carolina. (Why Durham? Well, if you come back here often enough, you’ll see.)
You cannot plan everything in life. Some days/months/years are damn hard. But, I believe you can live your best life. I’m doing that one day at a time by learning to be present, loving my hubby and honoring my creativity and curiosity. This is my journey.
About my art:
My art is a learning journey…
My curiosity and my art are integral to one another.
I find great joy in making and learning.
I am a teacher and an artist who uses journaling as a tool for learning, discovery, and creativity.
I love color and contrast and exploring ways to create texture and depth.
I love sketching, mixed media and fiber arts.
About teaching & learning:
I’m a former New York City public school teacher. For most of my career, I worked in elementary education in an inclusion school, serving students with disabilities in the general education classroom.
My philosophy of teaching, influenced by the wonderfully diverse learners I encountered daily, is based on using your curiosity and the world around you to learn. The most joyous part of teaching is watching students independently use the strategies, tools and content taught to research and pursue the things they’re most interested in. I believe that teaching and learning feed each other.
Stifling it, because of lack of time, money, not being good enough, etc., will make you unhappy even when you don’t know it. Something will always feel amiss.
Nurturing creativity will bring you a unique and sometimes unexpected kind of joy and contentment.
It’s more about the journey and what is discovered than the outcome.
The process, from the inception and excitement of an idea to becoming immersed in the act of creating, is the best part. If there’s a good product at the end… that’s a bonus!