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?
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
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
When you’re in a wedding party — say, a bridesmaid — how do you pitch in? What’s the craziest, most out-of-your-comfort-zone thing a bride has asked … Continue reading My first shot at a picture-perfect(ish) bridal shower
I’ve cried over a cactus before. It was a cartoon of a sad cactus holding a sign that offered “free hugs.” But nobody would hug him, … Continue reading Artspiration: Arizona