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I am an award-winning author of books about art for children of all ages. My expertise is in the creative process of art more than the finished product (though I like products too!). I like to help kids explore and discover their own creativity through art ideas. You can also look at samples of my favorite art ideas at my webpage I hope you will write to me if you have questions about art and creativity for your child.

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Experience in the area Former teacher ten years, educational consultant 25 years Author of over 20 books on art Organizations belong to NAEYC, PMA Publications Parenting, Fisher-Price, Donna's Day, Take Part!, Scholastic Education/Credentials BS in Elementary Ed. with a minor in Speech, Drama, and Language Awards and Honors numerous Benjamin Franklin awards for excellence in publishing, also Early Childhood News Director's Choice awards, others. Consultant for Disney, Jim Henson, Fisher-Price

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2015-04-03 Article quote needed on arts and crafts:

Hi, Kelly. Next time you need me, please email me directly at   Sometimes I don't see these AllExperts requests all that quickly.    Quote?? Ok!!  :)  I'll give you a few you can

2013-10-13 Glass Mason Jars:

Hi, Joanie. Sorry to report that I'm more of an expert on kids' art than on crafts. However, I have heard that the Folk Art paint is excellent. The baking is important, maybe between coats?  I usually

2012-09-30 wedding reception table numbers:

I'm a children's art person, not a crafts person in any sense of the word, but I think I saw letters like that at Michael's. If you don't have Michaels, go to any craft store. I also think any scrapbooking

2012-04-11 Cigar Lids:

This IS outside my expertise. But I can picture them glued together with a hot glue gun, side to side, like a big shelf with cubbies. So it's the lids you saved, not the boxes?    You might try sharing

2010-06-23 license plate:

I saw a cool idea at a street fair... the people had made book covers out of license plates. Here is a peek at someone's use of making a book cover:


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