I started Art With Mr. E in the Fall of 2008. I was in my first semester of my MAT in Fine Arts...and my technology prof. encouraged me to start a blog. He told me..."You are an expert in your field...you need to share what you know!" ( I'm not so sure about the expert part...I think of myself as more of a fellow traveler that has been down this road awhile!!! ) When I started my blog...I really had no idea if it would be noticed by anyone other than in my district. I started having people "follow" my blog...that I didn't know?!?! What's that all about? A little over 2 yrs in...I had 200 of you wonderful people checkin' in to see what was happening in Mr. E's art room...and conversations were being had with art teachers & home school moms around the world?!?!! I am a people person...and that carries over on my blog too. I have enjoyed the comments, questions, and conversations we've had. So many of you have become friends...though we've never met face to face!!! (hopefully this will change at NAEA..at least for some) So now here I am...with a 1000+ followers (thank you Pinterest!). I am humbled, encouraged, and fueled to keep on keeping on!!!!! Know my virtual door is always open to you all...and if you live close enough..my classroom door is open to anyone wanting to visit!!