My upcoming Adventures in Tea Time books feature several boy characters doing ballet! Don’t underestimate men in tights! I grew up in the ballet world and it was very common for boys to do ballet. Some of my peers were talented, professional ballet dancers. Stay tuned for some great new stories!
Art and Exhibitions
In 2015, I created a mermaid character named Murna. She was included in my grand public library exhibition for the entire year. Murna was a fan favorite and people still ask about her! I drafted an original story outline for Murna and set it aside until now.
I depart Waldon Pond at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in rural Southwestern Pennsylvania on Friday! I had a wonderful time as an inaugural artist-in-residence from April through May. It was amazing to see Spring from within a real forest. The animals and plants were a huge inspiration. I cannot wait to apply all that I have learned to my future art projects.
Before arriving at Nemacolin Resort, I planned to teach art classes inside The Art Studio where regular classes are held. My classes never made it to the schedule, but I still offered guests at Waldon Pond something special!
When guests arrived to Waldon Pond, I had a few activities and snacks available for them. I drew a coloring page for little ones and developed a stencil project for older kids and adults. These were not structured classes, but guests could work on the projects alongside me inside my studio at Waldon Pond.
In my own art practice, I create templates or cut-out stencils so my illustrations are consistent. I have files and baggies full of them! The guests had a blast using my personal stencils or store bought stencils to create their own pictures on card stock paper.