Hi! Welcome to The Roaring Artist

Hi! I'm Katie!

I'm a wife, homeschooling mom, art teacher, lover of fossils and antiques, and The Roaring Artist! I hope you'll stick around and get to know me! Everyone needs a crazy artist friend in her life, and I'll be yours... if you're nice! ;) 

I'm excited to have this blog on standby to share my art, my art classes, and maybe even a few of my own personal hijinks.  After all, life is art! 

But first, maybe I should tell you a little more about myself. 

I grew up in a tiny town in the Florida panhandle.  My family still lives in Florida, so I visit every chance I get! But since leaving that tiny, Southern town, I've left pieces of my heart in Saint Augustine, West Virginia, Philadelphia, and Denver.  Most recently, I have been writing my Houston chapter. 

I'm a classically trained artist. 
What does that mean?
Well, to me it means I lasted exactly one year in a great job in the financial industry before quitting to go to art school.  There I delved into the history and techniques I would need to be able to produce my own art work.  And produce my own artwork, I have!  I started in photography (a sensible place to dip your toe into artistic waters when your previous degree is in business), moved into digital art followed by mixed media jewelry and have landed smack in the column of 'many medium artist.'  You know what? I really like that!

Concurrent with our move to Houston, I began home schooling my daughter, and that's where my passion for art with kids has absolutely flourished!  It's so amazing introducing them to something or someone new and doing my best to contain my excitement, as I wait to see what wonderful things they'll find and do!  And so my most recent endeavor- an art class of my very own creation- has been born! I can't wait to see what happens next!

I hope you'll join me in my art, whether it's as a collector, a local mommy of a homeschooling student, or just someone who loves art as much as I do and wants to chat! I'm looking forward to meeting you!