Published by Sunbury Press - I apologize for the unexpected delays! Hopefully my memoir will be available by Christmas, 2021! Information to be updated, please check back soon! Thank you so very much for your interest and patience!!
Memoir book cover design, artwork, and flyer by Teresa Woodcock.
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Book One of the fiction series is rich with encounters with artists of the past, led by zany Art Club teacher, Ms. Fitt. Join Kala and her new friends at Creek Side Middle School as they are whisked away into fantastic adventures with a Magic Art Cart. Mystery enfolds the cast of characters as they not only learn about artists and art, but about connections, loss, letting go, and beginning again. Art may imitate life, however, art definitely comes to life in this imaginative tale!
Book Two of the trilogy continues the adventures of Kala, her friends, and the Magic Art Cart. Join the crew as they take turns narrating what happened to Ms. Fitt. Then you will follow them back and forth through time as they explore ancient pictographs and petroglyphs, ending up in a large and mysterious cave! An angry nemesis compromises their safety as Kala and company face the dark side of art!
Book Three takes us on a new adventure with Kala and her friends as they search for her father. Meet artists Debra Butterfield, Hana Hoch, Marianne Brandt, Wassily Kandinsky, and Paul Klee. When they finally catch up to Ms. Fitt (along with two unexpected guests) the magic art cart takes them on a whirlwind journey past giant chalk horses en route to Stone Henge. Kala and company find answers to questions they didn't know they were asking! Discovering true love, our heroic crew learns the essence of sacrifice and growing into new lives
See the Magazine and Newspaper link below to read my article entitled "Wolves: Biodiversity, Spirituality, and Peril" featured in the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere's November, 2021, edition.
Article about Wolves featured November, 2021: Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere,
Honorable Mention in the Fall 2021 Oregon Poetry Association's Poetry Contest for my poem, "Penny's Song".
My poem, The Cackling Geese (see below) was also featured in the October, 2021 Friends of the Tualatin River Wildlife Refuge Newsletter.
An article I wrote appeared in the Sherwood Gazette, September 2021, entitled: "City must value environment, live in unity with wildlife" regarding proposed Sherwood West development plans.
My poem, The Cackling Geese, was featured the month of September in the following newsletter: Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere.
“Our Plastic World.” Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB) blog, January 11, 2021.
An article entitled: "Coronavirus, Instrument of Change: How the Arts will usher in a New Era, July 14, 2020 was published in the MAHB, Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere, blog.
“Consider alternatives to plastic.” Sherwood Gazette, Sherwood, Oregon, October 18, 2020.
“Acting as an Artist, Bringing famous artists to life.” School Arts (March 2016): 42.
Teaching art while dressed as famous artists from the past.
“Art Cart Tales: Managing the Art Room.” School Arts (March 2015): 16.
Guidelines for Traveling Art Teachers.
“Combining arts education with STEM bolsters learning.” San Jose Mercury News, July 4, 2014.
“Portraits from Another View.” School Arts (March 2011): 34.
Mary Cassatt “Back of the Head” art lesson from the author’s Art á la Cart Lesson Plans.
“Art Rocks with Rock Art!” School Arts (February 2011): 36.
“Chicken Art.” School Arts (November 2009): 28.
Art inspired by live animals.
Wild Bird magazine, 1987, article on hummingbirds