Tending, Continued

I have an assortment of plants on a shelf at my south facing window. They're a motley crew of flora that I've bought over the years....

Tricking Myself

Since I've started teaching collage classes, I've gathered lots of tips for keeping my students creating. While I do teach technique, I...

Writing Around the Truth

This is at least the third time I've started this post. I wanted to write about plants, about my routines, about projects that I'm trying...

Tending My Internal Garden

I was listening to an artist that I follow on Instagram, Sarah Hand, talk about her work. Sarah is a master of papier mache, and she...

The Year of the Snail

I'm dubbing 2021 the year of the snail. For one, the little mollusks have become quite popular as pets. They are slow. They are patient....

Happy Merry and Thank You

Thank you for following along here this year. I've so enjoyed reading your comments and sharing what I make. Whatever this season looks...

An Interview

Karen Abend is a very generous artist who runs Sketchbook Revival, a series of online, free art workshops, and she recently interviewed...

Challenges

2020 is a great year to talk about challenges. I'm the type of person who always wants to push ahead and try something new. It's not for...

Daily Collages, Continued

When I got an email from Rhonda at the Left Bank Gallery asking if I'd like to contribute anything to her upcoming show, Contagion, I...

Proud

After last week's elation, this week has been a little of a letdown. But it's not fair to ignore the enormity of the moment when Kamala...

Transitions

The sameness of this year has made the transitions all the more jarring. When the leaves started changing colors, I was surprised. There...

Favorites for a Bleak, Rainy Monday

Some weeks I need to do this, to keep a record of the things that ground me and make me look forward to certain parts of the day. Tea...

Keeping Up with October

Despite the many reasons I don't like October, there's one big reason I do. Inktober. In the world of Instagram, this means using ink in...

Showing Up Is 88% of Life

My dad has had this quote in his office for as long as I can remember. His office is in my parent's house, which means that I...

Full Circle

In college, I studied jewelry making. This happened in a roundabout way, after transferring from my first college and changing my major....

Imaginary Friends

While I'm making things, I don't think about why I'm doing it. My hands move along, unaided by my heavy thoughts. I start off with a...

My Sketchbook

Here's a little video of my current sketchbook. As I say in the video, it's really a place for me to experiment and play around with...

The Honor System

When I first moved to the rural area where I live, I was astonished at all of the tiny roadside stands proclaiming "honor system."...

How to Spend Our Time

"We are made for pandemic life," my friend Maria said to me last time we talked. She's right. There are so many reasons we have to be...

 

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