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
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