I was a nanny for over ten years. Now, I make homemade toys and write full time. Occasionally, I work at my local schools and provide back- up child care for some parents I used to work for and for my church's nursery. I am multi-talented and loves to paint, draw, crochet, write and sew.
My love of learning started before I can remember. One thing my mom always said is to learn a new skill every year for the rest of my life and you will never get bored. Since I am so competitive, I tried to one-up her by learning a new skill every month. That did not last long, but it did ingrain in me a love for learning new things that I just can't shake.
In the summer months, I teach an art class called "Beginning Zendrawing in the Park." I am on the Autism Spectrum, and one of the best pieces of advice I ever got was to remember that everyone has challenges in life, I just have a different set of them. I want to teach everyone to embrace all those little imperfections, and strive to be better every day. I currently run a blog with free printable for those who like to doodle.
I am planning a one to three year trip around the country where I will teach art classes in each state. The goal is to leave for the 3 month practice trip in three years (Summer, 2022). Things may change, but 2023 is the goal. If you want to keep up on my art classes, check out my art blog here.