A teal Jeep drove by my window. I don’t know whose teal Jeep it was. I’ve never seen it before, to my knowledge. But I’d been having a rough day, and that teal Jeep made me smile. Not because it … Continue reading To the person who drove by my window
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’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
Things don’t always work out right the first time (or two). Like the first batches of stickers I made. They were kind of experimental since I’d never done them before, and I used super cheap paper. But you learn (quickly) … Continue reading Don’t quit. Stick(er) with it.
Me: “What do I really want out of life?” Husband: “Snacks.” Well … Okay fine, yes the man knows me too well. But SOMETIMES there’s more. Like now: Presently, what I want out of life is to get a few … Continue reading Art shows: Spring, and also Valentine’s Day
I love when the internet offers up a good idea for a change. I follow Ashlyn Carter on Instagram — a copywriter who offers lots of good tips on how to find your voice, etc etc etc. Last week, I … Continue reading Choosing a word of the year
See if this is you: ✅ relies on coffee for sustenance ✅ embraces positivity✅ likes cats and/or octopuses (or know someone who does) ✅ will be in southern Mass. or northern Rhode Island on Dec. 7, 8, 14 or 15 Does that fit … Continue reading Stock up on positivity (and holiday cheer) in Fall River and Pawtucket art shows
If you’ve ever set a goal for yourself, and it didn’t terrify you, it probably wasn’t a big enough goal. If it was something you felt completely confident you’d achieve, it probably wasn’t a big enough goal. If it was … Continue reading Are your goals intimidating enough?
If you’re lucky, you have people in your life who push you. Not, like, off a cliff (avoid those people) — but who push you to be better than you were the day before. My friend Amanda is one of … Continue reading It’s her fault I illustrated a book