About mrsloomis

I am an accidental artist. I am an on-purpose teacher. I was terrible in art when I was in school. and I said more times than I can count, "I will NEVER be a teacher." God, in His divine sense of humor, has made sure I am now both artist and teacher. I teach high school literature and composition with a twist: I ignore standardized tests and teach my students to think critically from both sides of the brain. The left side analyzes the literature and composes mechanically accurate essays. The right side uses art and creative questioning to make the literature both relevant and exciting. So far, in 20 years, it seems to be working for me. My students consistently out-perform their peers in collegiate writing courses. My students also love learning, and taking ideas to a new a deeper level, which also serves them well in college and well beyond. Away from the classroom , I am passionate about my Lord, my family, my greyhounds, music, and naps. I love photography, digital art, running half marathons and just BEING. God is good, and I am blessed.

Shutting down

As much as I love to capture memories, I need to scale back my life and return to a hobbyist photographer for a while. It’s been great fun, but the time has come to focus on education and family. For the next 5 years or so, I will be working on a PhD, and that will be my primary focus. I leave you with a few of my favorites.

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

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Free Indeed

More from my South Carolina holiday:

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Seabrook Island, South Carolina.

Carving Tree Collection from Greater than Gatsby:
Rich edit color base
Painterly Rich (soft light) x2
Champagne 100%
Miami, My Amy 10%
Brooklyn Theater Fire 24%
Blinding Fire scale 21% centered over the sun

Textures and most elements are from my own photos, but a few of the steam-punk elements are from Belhina at DigiDesignResort

Text fonts: Philadelphia Initials, Goudy Old Style.