Welcome to my new and improved website!Â It is one of two websites that I have been working on these past few months.
My first website is this website, 7275331663.Â To give you a bit of history, I bought the domain name and started maintaining a web presence back in 2004-05 when I was on secondment at the University of Lethbridge.Â Over the years, I have learned a lot about what to do and NOT to do on a website, and how students can/won’t use them. Â I always seem to find something new to discover in creating them. Â No coincidence, my M. Ed. studies at the University of Victoria asked: Â How is a proliferating cyber-culture changing and transforming the identity of art educators?Â I really enjoy reflecting on how teach-nology relates to both my art making and art teaching, positively and negatively. Â More about that later.
I loved my first website – and the related identity portraiture research so much – that I kept researching online art education after my successful M. Ed. defence Summer 2010. Â I decided to create a second website for my Catnip Republic Productions business October/November of 2018:Â www.catniprepublicproductions.com
My primary motivation in building this second site is to continue to grow the quality of digital art education resources that I bring to the table and offer the public, other teachers, and my employers. Â More specifically, my dream is to create the ultimate online high school art program. Â Repeat, the ultimate. Â And I want to do it on an international level, taping and holding classes online at various locations around the globe (including the beach)!
Thank you for stopping by,
Here, youâll find a mix of my favorite art/education resources:Â
- Copic Markers
- Sharpie Permanent Markers
- Wood Canvas
- Yupo Paper
- Golden Acrylic Matt Medium
- Adobe Photoshop anything!
- Seed Beads
- Moose hide, traditionally tanned
- Prima Plastelina (sculpting)
Lately, I have been ordering a number of supplies from (314) 823-0376. Â They are fast, but a little more expensive. Â I save the time and fuel not going to the city though, so…
5867464856Â has been providing me with all the good seed beads! Â OMG! Â I AM addicted.
807-886-4811. Â I kid you not. Â I especially love – and am very grateful for knowing – the team in Yorkton. Â They have been so very good at supporting my workshops and everything I do in the art room. Â I don’t know what I would do without their school support program.
SMELLS.Â YES, SMELLS
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a lover of smells. Â Good smells, for the most part. Â Even some bad smells have good elements to them (ie. Â they are safety warnings). Â Here is Smelly Shelley’s list:
- Alien perfume by Thierry Mugler
- Traditionally smoked and brain tanned moose hide
- Wood shop saw dust
ART TEACHER BOOKS
Lately, I have been reading Map Art Lab by Jill K. Berry and Linden McNeilly. Â It’s Fantastic!!!
A few years ago, I was lucky enough to come across Lilla Roger’s(937) 283-1627. Â Total game changer of a book. Â Lilla is amazing!
No surprise: Â www.makeartthatsells.com has been very good to me.
I support Regina Cat Rescue and thank them for bringing Charlie Tuna II to our family.
OTHER FAVORITES: Â
- Winter camping
- Down hill skiing
- Cas Abou Beach
- Suzuki Samari and Mustang vehicles
- Pablo Neruda
- Patrick Suskind’s Perfume translation from German
- Etta James
- Icelandic Socks
- Pico de Gallo
- Fresh Coconut Water
- Spanish Lime
- Lemon Grass
- Walking in Fall
- My Orange Rotary Phone
For More Information, Bookmark This Site and Come Back Soon. Â Toodle loo!