Wednesday, February 27, 2013

About Me

I made a new profile one  I have never been so into a social networking webstie before but I absoultely love this one.  I am not sure if it's because I am about to graduate and am beginning the search for jobs and advertising myself or if it's simply because this website is so astehitc.  I love how pleasing to the eye each page about every individual is and how easy they are to create! Here is a glimpse of what mine looks like below.  Feel free to check out all of mine.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


I just read a blog about the color "purple" and though normally I associate it with royalty (which is open to interpretation whether it is positive or negative) today I love this blog entry.  I related to "What Purple Says About You" so much! Purple is positive for me, today! Green and purple are my two favorite colors, but lately I have been using purple in many examples when I speak or when I create art.    If you love purple, I hope you love this blog like I did.

a recent image from my journal

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Let's 3Doodle!

Check out this amazing pen that can draw in the air.  I am so excited and hope I get a chance to use it.  This project has a kickstarter page and it will be funded on March 25, 2012.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Have you registered for Discovery Day?

This one day conference will be held on March 9, 2013 at Emporia State University and the Keynote Speaker will be Tracy Councill.  Prices go up after February 26, 2012.  Please feel free to contact me at if you want a copy of this form.  

Thursday, February 21, 2013

snowy day

It's a snowy day in Kansas.  I have not been in this much snow in a long time.  This is the view from the back of my house.  The roads are not plowed yet.

 I made a snow slurpie for breakfast with the fresh clean snow....

I also learned that there is someone just a tad bit more excited than me. Check out Berlin, the Polar bear at the Kansas City Zoo

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tracy Councill is coming to Discovery Day!

Tracy Councill will be coming to Emporia, KS to be the Keynote Speaker for the 39th Annual Emporia State University Art Therapy Discovery Day on March 9, 2012.  She created this video which was created by pediatric cancer patients in Tracy's Kid's Art Therapy Programming at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital's Lombardi Cancer Center.

Monday, February 18, 2013

ten day old pig with a wheelchair

This pig was born without the use of his hind legs.  Even animals with disabilities need love and care ♥

Sunday, February 17, 2013

My amazing field, art therapy

All three of my professors, Gaelynn Wolf Bordonaro, Jessie Stallings, and Libby Schmanke, in the art therapy counseling program at Emporia State University that I graduate from this May are contributing to this book project which features authors from all over the world.  One of the editors, Dave Gussak, I have had the opportunity to get to know fairly well through an assignment my first semester and since after.  Both of the editors work at Florida State University, where I studied for undergraduate and during that time I met another amazing person who is also contributing, whom I am lucky to call a friend and mentor, Dina Ricco.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Why is art beneficial to children?

Ran across this article about 10 skills that children learn through the arts. Thank you to my friend, Megan for sharing it.  I love knowing people who care about art as much as me and who are using their creativity daily to expand the minds of people in our world.  Megan is one of those people!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Help Emporia State University student and her family

Family of Emporia State Student, Yali, who was hit by a car in November 2012, is asking for help from the community. Check out what doctors are calling a miracle and her story.

Saturday, February 2, 2013


I usually say "never say never" but while taking a break from editing my first two chapters of my masters project today, I was feeling slightly unmotivated to start working again.  I got on google to look up ideas for motivation and came across a guide to motivation that has some good suggestions, some of which I have already been doing.  At the end of it is a quote which gave me a different perspective on the word "never".  I think I found an exception to using the word never.

"Never, never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill