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Mixed Media:¬†Using all those¬†scraps!   Hundreds of¬†lovely scraps of paper,¬†odds-n-ends, ephemera,¬†stamps, stickers, markers, metals, vintage fabric, vintage books, even vintage buttons… all being lovingly repurposed into¬†inspiring, fun, mixed-media¬†art. ūüôā   Wonder where all those scraps end up? Check out the studios gallery on my home page. —>

¬† Sunrise reminds me daily….be thankful.¬†¬†¬† (6)   After¬†returning to the high school classroom in 2011,¬†arriving¬†each¬†day in the predawn darkness, and¬†struggling physically (often, emotionally and spiritually) for 3 1/2 years,¬†leaving it was both a necessity and a¬†blessing that is reinforced daily as I drive to my new campus. A¬†beautiful sunrise¬†greets me with¬†a smile and a …

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I wonder:¬†¬†¬† Who taught you the pleasures of reading and writing?¬†¬†Did you discover them in high school? Earlier? Later? In my high school¬†Intensive Reading/Critical Thinking class, it takes a while to get students to ‘buy into’ reading for pleasure.¬† It’s not uncommon to hear, “You want us to read???”¬†followed by: ¬†Do we get a grade?? …

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I recently shared six-word stories, one of my favorite writing forms, with my high school students, on a day¬†we could actually breathe a little. ¬†Any more, these days are few and far between.¬† No observers.¬† No guests.¬† No testing. ¬†Just time to write. Creatively. Makes me miss (even more!) the days when Reading/Writing Workshop was …

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