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
I have this shirt that I try not to wear when my stepkids are around. No, there’s nothing “wrong” with the shirt. It’s actually kinda funny, which is why I bought it. But when I wear it, I feel like … Continue reading Adulting sucks. (Or does it?)
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?!)
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
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?
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.