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
You never know what you’ve got til it’s gone, they say. But I’m an editor, and I’d like to reconstruct that sentiment a bit: You never know what you’re missing til you’ve found it. Really, you don’t. You can spend … Continue reading 3+ME: Two years of the four of us
As I wrap my hands around a steaming mug of coffee in the cozy indoors, I can almost (almost) forget how frigid it is on the other side of those office windows. I hate the cold. But my husband… That … Continue reading 3+ME: ‘Nope, Daddy’s going with his friends’
“Normal” families see each other every day. But as I wrote last week, blended families … don’t. A lot of things “normal” families take for granted are conspicuously missing in families like mine, where part-time custody means, for a decent … Continue reading 3+Me: Perks of part-time custody (part 2)
Coordinating schedules is one of my least favorite things to do in the world ever.
Tell me if this sounds familiar: “We should meet up sometime!” [months go by] “Oh hey! We should meet up sometime!” [more months] “I miss you! We should meet up sometime!”
And on it goes.
It’s weird, the things you learn about yourself when you become a stepmom. Especially if you’ve never been a mom before.
J.K. Rowling. Taylor Swift. Johnny Depp. You see their names and you think of one thing they’re known for.
And then there’s me and you.
Every day, I tell myself a lie.
“This’ll only take a minute.”
Every day, I underestimate how much time I’ll end up spending on “This.”
I’ve written about this before: Normal people, when planning their wedding, don’t think of making a logo for said wedding.
Those same normal people, after that wedding, don’t find the need to change their own personal logo to reflect their new last name.
Wedding. Honeymoon. Editorial cartoons. A weekly stepmomming column. Illustrations for said column. Designer of the Year. Custom illustration commission.
There’s been whole a lot of art things (and non-art things) happening, alongside a whole lot of slacking. I’ll try to write in here some more, if for no other reason than to vent and focus my art-related thoughts. Which I guess boil down to primarily this: If I could spend all my time traveling, and illustrating, I’d be quite happy.