Welcome to My Invention Room
"I believe in my "Rubber Ducky Theory" -- the idea that even the mundane can be fun (like a rubber ducky to play with in a bathtub) and that we learn best when the process is entertaining. Learning can be fun for all ages."
I 'm a designing fairy. I design, illustrate and invent for learning, whether, Social Emotional, Lifelong or Academic. A teacher at heart, I teach through what I invent including a Fairy Online School helping the Sensitive, a Haunted House how to draw, or an imaginary mall that helps blast through boxed in thinking. I believe learning should be fun and engaging for all ages whatever the topic. To create I use my skills in whimsical, digital and traditional illustration, graphic design, animation, video, and my education, a Master's degree in learning theories and how people learn best and educational technology. Most importantly, I use a spark of fairy magic.
If I am not inventing I am teaching over at Pima Community College (Digital Arts), or I am lending my graphic illustration skills to educational companies or learning departments.
Fun Facts About Me:
I love research and digging down a rabbit hole to learn, then sharing what I have learned through what I create.
My role models include innovative teaching artists, Ed Emberley (teaching drawing with fun), Lynda Barry (check out Syllabus and Making Comics), Tim Burton (his drawings rock), the late Jim Henson (genius mind who brought invention to educational technology), and the late Edward Gorey (a marvel at pen and ink).
I dig color and design in its many forms, and I have seen every episode of Project Runway. I want to be on the show, although I can't sew with a sewing machine!
I love drawing sweets and discovered that I had a grandfather that was a baker. I had a blast drawing all the goodies in my Idea Emporium mall.
I am barely five feet tall. I am very fairy-like, but a big personality.
I have two dog children -- a lazy but smart bloodhound and a neurotic yet sweet husky mix. I also have several very creative stepchildren.