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How to tell your story through a photo

How to tell your story through a photo

“ Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” Dorthea Lange   You see people making money from taking photographs of the things that they love, and you dream of doing the same thing, but fear that it’s going to have remain, just that, a dream. You think that you […]

What is a DSLR Camera and Why do You Need one

What is a DSLR Camera and Why do You Need one

  You’ve  decided that this is the year that you’re going to get better at photography. And then you realize that the only camera that you have is the one on your phone, and just thinking about walking into Best Buy to pick out a camera makes you feel overwhelmed and stupid. You have no […]

How to Get Noticed in 2016

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  There was this wonderful time in my life when I had these things called abs, and then about a year ago, I stopped working out, and those little buggers disappeared. I try to tell myself that it’s normal not to have six pack abs, but that is easier said than done when you’re married […]

12 Things that you can do Today to be More Creative

  1. Read Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert 2. Watch Dior and I on Netflix 3. Join the Creative Challenge 4. Visit the Renwick in Washington DC 5. Sign up for a class 6. Dress in a way that makes you feel creative 7. Write 6 word stories 8. Explore using an idea generation chart […]

3 Questions to Help you become a more effective Teacher

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Today’s post is brought to you by Karen Sollenberger aka my mom. “Why do you teach?” This is a question that is often asked of teachers. The common response is, “I do it for the kids! I love the kids!” I then had to think about myself. Why have I taught for 35 years? My […]

Creative Kids Thank you

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Why Public Education is Leaving Students Behind

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Maya Angelo, if you teach, you have to live your teaching The system is not broken because of a lack of great teachers. It is broken in spite of great teachers showing up everyday. The current school system was developed by Horace Mann, which he called, ” The Common School,” later being called the, ” […]

One Tool that will change how you solve problems

“ In large measure becoming an artist consists of learning to accept yourself, which makes your work personal, and in following your own voice, which makes you work distinctive. “ Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland.   It was Christmas Eve, I sat down at the loom determined to finish…. aka….. start […]

How to become a fashion illustrator?

  You have a year or two left of high school, and you think that it would be awesome to work in the fashion industry, but your parents are terrified that you’re going to become yet another ” starving artist.”   Side note to the parents: Have you ever met a starving artist? Really this […]

Creative inspiration round up

At the end of my courses, I often allow students to ask whatever they wish, and do my best to answer them. answering student questions from amber kane on Vimeo.   As mentioned in the video, one of the ways that I love to connect to current artist is through social media, click for my […]