My latest essay, Mom is an Artist, found under the I Remember tab describes the influence my mom has has on my life as an artist/designer. Although I am now an elementary school teacher, I am first and foremost an artist and I bring that creative aspect of myself into the classroom at every opportunity. I LOVE art, and I love the aesthetic of what art brings to the psyche at a conscious and sub-conscious level. We LIVE art, whether we admit to that fact or not. Art, in one aspect or another, is a part of our everyday lives. Those in tuned to this very sentiment will be able to directly relate to my words. Those thoughtfully otherwise will find new ideas to ponder.