I thought I was pretty good at drawing until I set it down and tried picking it up again. It turns out that drawing is like fitness, if you don’t practice regularly, you get really out of shape. I signed up for the 28 to Make Challenge, which is 28 days of creativity prompts.
Do you feel anxious and fidgety doing nothing? Are you content to have a day flopping from couch to bed to dining room table? Or are you always doing this thing or that, pushing harder towards your goal? Down time is really hard for a lot of people. Do you ever wonder why you get your
When I was in the third grade my family lived in Misawa Japan. At our school, we learned about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. I was astonished at America’s terrible history. Prior to the third grade, America had been presented to me as this sort of magical beacon of Freedom
Are you afraid for ask for what you really want? I recently bought a spunky, sparkling yellow car. The dealer offered some add-ons and I opted for a rear backup sensors. This means that the car will beep if I’m about to run over something. Very useful for a person like me. Anyhow, I drove
In the past two weeks, I have binged on art museums, saw a play on Broadway, bought a new car, and my favorite musician died. Two weeks before Christmas, my usually faithful Mazda 5’s engine blew up on the side of the highway. Like, literally blew up. (I have a story about it here.) Fortunately, I
We all want to do better at life. And we all have different goals and temperaments. But we also are all human and have a few things in common. Here are my top five ways to kick ass at life. 1.) Be kind. Always be kind. But stop trying to please everyone. People who spend
Shootings, terrorist attacks, war, a massive refugee crisis. So many human tragedies around the world. I don’t know that I have much to contribute to the conversation that hasn’t already been said, except that my heart is heavy. It is a hard thing to be a mother in a world where your child may not
It is true that creativity begets creativity, but you also need to rest. I have gone from a very dry period, where it felt that the Muse wasn’t returning my calls and now I feel like she won’t leave me alone! Last February, I exhibited my work in a solo show at Grove City ArtWorks.
I have signed up to do NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in the past, but never got past 10,000 words, but this year at the halfway point I passed 25,000. What made this year so different? Well, first, my dearest friend gave a rousing speech on why everyone should do NaNo. Everyone has a story
I was corresponding with sculptor, Jay Hall Carpenter, who is someone that I admire tremendously, regarding a public memorial call that he suggested I apply for. I was feeling overwhelmed at the specifications of the call and I whined a little that I was probably going to apply , but that it was a long shot. To which he replied,