Welcome

Thank you for stopping by! Let me introduce myself. Some people call me Mrs. Toolan, some call me Kristina, but my favorite little people call me Mom! After 23+ years in the  middle school and high school classrooms and 15+ years of print & web design experience, I felt like it was time to share my experience with those who might be looking for a boost.

Whether you’re an art teacher looking for great lesson ideas, tips and tricks or someone who needs an experienced designer to help with a logo, website, or content creation…you’ve come to the right place. And if you’re a busy mom like me, I might have a few tricks up my sleeve to make your life a bit easier as well!

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Educational Resources

Art Education

“Good artists copy.  Great artists STEAL!” ~Pablo Picasso

While teaching middle school in a large public school, I was blessed early in my career to work with two amazing women with whom I shared resources freely as did they in return. Now, I teach at a small private high school in a department of one. Over the years, I’ve picked up a little here and a little bit there, but what I enjoy most is developing my own lessons and seeing them come to life.  I’m hoping this gives me an opportunity  to share again here!

Teaching is a lifestyle…teaching art is my passion! I hope to share my passion with  you!

Design

“Creativity takes courage!” ~Henri Matisse

Early in my teaching career, a nugget of my future passion was released when I was exposed to the new (yes, I’m dating myself) media of art and design that Adobe Photoshop offered. As my opportunities grew, so did my skill set. What started as a curiosity for a new art media, has grown into advanced knowledge of industry programs for both print and digital advertising experience. What began as a simple request for an ad has grown into a full marketing approach; complete with brand identity and diverse marketing strategies. It is with the same wonderment and excitement when I first discovered Adobe Photoshop , I continue to embrace the constant evolution of design.

From wedding final touches to full branded social media content, I’d love to work with you for your design needs. 

Being Mom...

“The days are long, but the years are short.” ~Gretchen Rubin

I’d like you to meet my WHY… for everything. I’ve been blessed with two amazing sons; Joshua and Noah. They keep me on my toes, but I love every minute. Throughout the time of being “Mom” I’ve enjoyed planning parties, organizing every square inch of our house, and doing my best to keep my sanity throughout it all. Sports, school, and video games make them happy so I’m doing my best to keep on the latest trend on that front as well.

I hope I can share some tips, tricks, and highlights to make your life a bit easier as I make my way through being Mom!