First commission!


So good news! As the title implies, I have stumbled upon my first commission! Shortly before our school’s winter break we were informed that our BIST room person was transferring schools and we would start the process of finding someone to fill the position.

Fast forward to last Thursday morning as I’m helping settle our new person in and it was mentioned that she wanted some coloring pages to use with students visiting her room. I offered to create some for her and she offered to pay me. These days being what they are, I told her I wouldn’t turn it down.

Now comes the fun of what to create since I will be creating pages for various ages ranging from Pre-K (yes, some visit our BIST room even at that age) all the way to 5th graders. I want to do a mix too of some that are somewhat educational, but still fun to do. I’m thinking some snowflakes and winter things are in order for this time of year to start with.  If you have any suggestions, please let me know down in the comments section. Of course, please keeps a look out to see what I end up creating and I will welcome constructive criticisms along the way too!

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Lady LaClaire

I am an elementary music teacher for USD 259 Wichita Public Schools. I have 2 children and have been married for 10+ years now. I am certified ESOL, Levels 1 and 2 for Kodaly, and I graduated with honors from Wichita State University in May 2006 with my BME. I started teaching the following fall. A couple of years ago to help deal with stress and inspired by my students' work from their art class, I took up Zentangling. Since then I have branched out to more traditional art work using mainly colored pencils, markers, and pens. I also crochet various clothing items with a focus on what season we are in (winter = hats, scarves, gloves). I hope to return to cross stitch at some point. I do have a shop on Etsy called LaClaire Creations. I currently am out of stock, but am working on resupplying soon. You can also find me on Instagram as LadyLaClaire.

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