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
They drive me nuts. They make me panic. They stress me out. And I wouldn’t trade them for the world. Am I talking about stepkids or paintings? Trick question I guess — it could go both ways. In a way, … Continue reading 3+Me: Thankful for the panic
If you love a thing, do it. Don’t let anyone tell you not to. (Including yourself.) Don’t talk yourself out of doing something just because someone else might not approve. Do it for you.☝️ Not because it’s what other people … Continue reading Do it for you
“Repeat after me,” my stepdaughter instructed. “Ok,” I hesitated. “H,” she said. “H,” I repeated. “I.” “I.” “Hi!” she squeaked, combining both letters. “Hi!” I echoed, minus her squeakiness. We were standing in line at Rhode Island Comic Con in … Continue reading 3+Me: Elijah Wood and a dragon
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