Wednesday, 26 June 2013 22:03

    Artsology

    Artsology aims to expose kids to cultural figures and ideas in the hope of having a major impact on their life, opening their minds to different thoughts and ideas in the arts. They cannot expect to be a thorough and comprehensive source of all things artistic, but hope to provide a gateway or springboard to further investigation and enjoyment of the arts.

    Wednesday, 26 June 2013 22:01

    Artgames

    Artgames is an interactive website designed to engage children in playful, interactive learning about works of art in the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York.

    Wednesday, 26 June 2013 21:59

    Art On-Air

    Art On-Air, the television series, is a lively set of arts lessons for upper elementary students. This Art On-Air Web site is designed for teachers and students interested in:

    • meeting the artists and seeing their work.
    • learning more about what it means to be an artist.
    • seeing the artwork of other students and sharing their own artworks in the Student Gallery.
    • visiting art museums and other arts resources on the World Wide Web.
    • and, for teachers, finding resources that will help you provide your students with enriching experiences in the visual arts.
    Wednesday, 26 June 2013 21:57

    Art Attack

    A companion website to the award winning show, Art Attack, one of CITV's longest running shows.

    It's packed with ideas to try at home. Presenter Neil Buchanan shows you how to hone your creative genius and get them through the"I can't do that" barrier.

    Wednesday, 26 June 2013 14:47

    A Lifetime of Color

    The most popular of all of Sanford's websites, alifetimeofcolor.com provides educators with a comprehensive resource of lesson plans, projects and techniques for teachers and educators!

    Wednesday, 26 June 2013 14:45

    Apologetics Press

    For more than twenty years Apologetics Press has published and disseminated materials for self study, group study, or evangelistic purposes. Topics range from evidences supporting the Christian Faith to highly controversial areas that challenge...

    Sunday, 09 September 2012 19:02

    A Beginning

    I have been wanting to start this for a long time.  I spend a good bit of my time helping other with their computer problems, website problems, and doing basic research in these and other areas.  Since I seem to be the go-to person among my friends and colleagues for technical assistance, why not try to help others out there?  Mind you, I'm a busy woman, so I can't be at everyone's beck and call.  I hope to put enough information up here to be a resource for those that need assistance.  I will also be on hand to help answer questions, or at the very least, try to find the right resource to help with the task.

    While I work to post good information here, go ahead and ask me any questions, or give me ideas to post.

    I have been mulling over what it means to "work heartily" and where do you draw the line before it becomes workaholic?  It's not a very easy thing for me to decipher.  I am not sure why.  Here is what the Bible says about working...

    Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), as [something done] for the Lord and not for men

    Colossians 3:23 (AMP)

    Here is the definition of workaholism:

    noun
    a person who works compulsively at the expense of other pursuits.

    "workaholic." Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 14 Apr. 2012. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/workaholic>.

    I understand the "work heartily" part.  That's the easy part for me.  The perfectionist in me won't let me do a half-hearted piece of work.  I feel very strongly that, as a Christian, I need to efficiently do my work in a way that is professional, correct, and high-quality, so that I don't mar the image of my Lord.  Nothing but the best will do.  I feel very dissatisfied when I rush through a project because there is another one behind it with a deadline.  I feel like I haven't really done my best.  Sometimes I  have so much work that I may take work home to finish.  I know that's not always a bad thing taken in measured pieces occasionally.  However, at some point along the way my perfectionism is no longer my friend, but rather my enemy.  How much of that perfectionism is "working heartily" as to the Lord, and how much is it "working compulsively at the expense of other pursuits"?

    Wednesday, 21 March 2012 21:38

    My Friend Jeannie

    Yesterday, Jeannie Martin slipped into eternity after a valiant battle against brain cancer.   I lost a friend that really made an impact on my life. One thing about Jeannie, she lived her life out loud.  She wasn't afraid to tell you what she thought, and at times could be very blunt.  She was also very ridiculously funny.  She had the ability to make anyone laugh during even the roughest patches.  She wasn't afraid of what people thought about her.  I think I liked that about her best of all.  Jeannie was Jeannie, and it didn't matter who she was around.  Everyone got the same treatment.  Oh, how she loved life, loved her family, especially all of her grandchildren.  

    Friday, 27 January 2012 01:21

    A New Start

    Lots of new starts here in my world lately.  New Year, new ideas, new challenges, and a new website.  I started building it from the ground up back during Christmas break.  It's taken me this long to get it live.  One of the things that I did was made decisions on what was important to me, and then tried to incorporate that into my website structure.  I started with my vision, then I pulled out from my old website the things I wanted to keep and deleted things that I didn't.  Thing I added more to what I had, especially in the Issues section.  I also went back and transferred all my blog posts from my Homeschool Blogger blog over here.  

    I guess that my website now resembles my heart and passions, and is a little piece of me.  I'd love to know what you think about the redesign and restructure.  Have I given information that is useful?  Do you have any resources that you would like to share?

    I have plans for adding two more sections.  I will be putting my dad's memorial back up.  I had to take it down some time ago due to server constraints.  Now that I have combined all my websites into one installation, I won't have those limitations. 

    I also have plans to create a technology section with tutorials and tips & tricks on software, iPads, website development, etc.  Is there anything in particular that you would like me to start with?  Any and all suggestions will be considered.

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