KyraByrd

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About me

Gender FEMALE
Industry Education
Occupation Independent Artist and Instructor
Location Cumberland, MD, United States
Introduction I have thrown coins into the Trevi Fountain, chased faeries in the woods of Ireland, ridden gondolas and followed glass merchants down dark alleys. I have climbed mountains, hiked trails, sailed boats, and rowed at twilight followed by a harbor seal. There are not many things on my bucket list because I believe in doing things today! I am a mixed-media artist, teacher, and small business owner. I create mixed media projects for Polymer Clay crafting, and am the co-author of Polymer Clay Art Jewelry published by F+W Media. I am a certified Art Teacher with a BS in Art Education and several years of experience teaching in the public school system with over 45 kids in my classroom. My students passed AP tests and Adobe Certifications with flying colors- teaching is my passion and it is infused into every thing I do both professionally and creatively. The swirls of water, leaves, and the touch of the wind visible in moving grass and flitting birds is very inspirational to me, and spirals often find their way into my artwork.
Interests Art History, folk crafts, paint, clay, pottery, sand, sea, water, wind, animals, birds, travel, reading, zombie movies....
Favorite Movies Sense and Sensibility, Shaun of the Dead, Serenity and the Firefly series, Chronicles of Riddick, Sleepy Hollow, 50 First Dates
Favorite Music U2, Prince, anything 80's