Spring Does Come, by Ann Taylor-Schmidt.
This Taylor-Schmidt photo called Sunglow Succulent won Honorable Mention in the international PSA competition one year.
In her years with Penn State University social media office, she took many photos of campus and State College.
Taylor-Schmidt teaches an annual nature journalling workshop to university students at Penn State’s Nature Center, ongoing for nearly twenty years, including the power of the squint. 😉
In her drawing classes, Taylor-Schmidt leads you in different ways of perceiving and of drawing including the gesture drawing technique.
The challenge of imitating gemstones with polymer clay intrigues Ann. She made these to mimic Labradorite,
based on YouTube tutorials by Clayboutique.
One of aTs’s Polymer Clay Slabs before Cutting in Jewelry
Ann loves learning new art forms and methods, like how to create Natasha Beads in the art and craft of polymer clay, learned from generous artists like Jessama Tutorials on YouTube. She sells her art jewelry as Ann Taylor-Schmidt Artworks – aTs Jewelry at local fairs, boutiques, and trunk shows.
Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, where Ann worked for part of her Penn State career, shelters and cares for non-releasable raptors, like this Great Horned Owl.

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