Picture the biggest dream you can think of. And then think bigger. When I create art, I tend to stick to pretty small canvases. (My sketchbook is 5×7 … inches)This week, I painted something much. bigger.(The plywood was 6×8 … feet) … Continue reading The BIGGEST painting I’ve ever freaking done
Yes, I realize it’s April and I live in Massachusetts. It isn’t ~exactly~ beach weather. So talking about the beach seems a little premature. But bear with me here. 👇👇👇 Three reasons why we’d even bother going there. (Plus a bonus point, if you stay til the end!) 1. Seize the moment Last week (between the snow and the frost advisory), we had a day that was 70° and gorgeous. (Welcome to New England.) As I was running errands, with a to-do list as long as your arm — I happened to drive by a beach. “One of these days,” … Continue reading Who cares about going to the beach? (in April?!)
How often do you compare your life to somebody else’s? Where are you look at somebody (in real life or on the Internet) and wonder, “How the freaking heck did they get there?” (( Immediately followed by the unspoken assumption … Continue reading Why goals aren’t *actually* complicated (and also I’m on YOUTUBE!)
Everyone knows free stickers are the best. So here’s how you can enter to win some yourself! But first: A quote — Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are. — Mason Cooley Doesn’t … Continue reading Giveaway! Because FREE stickers are objectively better than non-free stickers
Think back to the beginning of this year. … No, I don’t mean March 13. I mean, actually the beginning of January (even though it feels like three lifetimes ago). Did you have a “word of the year”? I did. … Continue reading RE-emerge: Summer art shows (yes, for real)
How’d your first post-layoff week go, you ask? Aw, how kind of you to check in! In long: I remembered on Monday that Mother’s Day was in ONE WEEK 😬(use. a. freaking. calendar.) promptly made/posted a small handful of Mother’s … Continue reading Post-layoff: Week 1
I found out on Friday. The newspaper job I’ve had for ten years (first job out of college) has come to an end. I’m not entirely sure how to write this, because I don’t know how to present it properly. … Continue reading So, I got laid off
If you’re juggling multiple hats (who ISN’T?), how do you focus on it all? Continue reading Random thoughts: When you’re too many things at once
What do you turn to when the world turns upside down? For me, weirdly enough, it isn’t art. Don’t get me wrong, art is the air I breathe — But when life feels out of control (lately more than usual), … Continue reading In uncertain times — write?
LOTS of changes (that happened reeeeeally quickly) have plunged literally ALL of us into a weird new Unknown, and some of us are finding fresh and exciting things to complain about. But (most of the time) everything doesn’t actually suck. … Continue reading What’s your glass-half-full look like?