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)
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
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
We have a Christmas tree in our house presently. In fact, I just put it up this weekend. “Heresy! We’re only halfway through October!” — Most self-respecting, decent folk Yes. But. Shelter pets can’t wait for December to think about … Continue reading Pumpkins (and also Christmas trees): Art show schedule
“The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view … Continue reading Save 25% in my Etsy shop!
A live painting, a scavenger hunt, and talking to humans I don’t like talking to humans. My stepkids don’t like coloring books. For last week’s Bristol County Home & Garden Show, both dislikes posed a problem. Let’s start with my … Continue reading 3+ME: Try something different (like meeting readers!)
“Jack came over to me and said, ‘You need to see the scavenger hunt Emely put together!’ And I said, ‘I’m sure it’s great — Emely … Continue reading Making a scavenger hunt (woot!)