In my beloved collection of autographed books is a small hand-crafted volume of poetry by Laura June. I received it back in 2010, and was immediately mesmerized, inspired, and blown away. What an amazing thing, to turn your work into something tangible. Back then I was busy running a business and taking care of my … Continue reading Mover & Shaker: Laura June Topolsky
I'm a bit behind sharing the female artists that I deeply admire. It was a fun project, and transcends into March, seeing as it's womyn HERstory month. Oh yeah, I went there. So without further ado... Feb. 22: Billie Holiday It's only been recently that I've learned to truly appreciate Holiday's music. My poor brain … Continue reading Women Crushin’…week 4
What do you get when you mix together sugar, spice, poetry and prose, a passion for creating, and whimsy? Elise Winn, that's what. Elise is a talented multi-tasker, teaching college courses, putting on literary programming events, baking, writing, and dreaming. She is everything I would aspire to be. I hope you enjoy her interview! … Continue reading “With Practice, I think I could make a pretty good pie lattice.” Q&A with writer Elise Winn.
MOVER & SHAKER, DO-ER & MAKER Rachel McElroy I remember the first time I met Rachel, we were living on the same floor of Johnston Hall at MU, and she was sitting on her dorm room bed, reading The Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing. We exchanged a few sarcastic comments. I became a fan … Continue reading Q&A with Rachel
Cheryl was my oldest child's first teacher at daycare, and I knew from the moment I met her that the two of us were kindred spirits. She left after a semester to pursue her true passion, writing, and since then I have had the extreme pleasure and good fortune to have her as a Mentor, … Continue reading Q&A with Miss Cheryl T.
Last year, Lindsey messaged me to ask if I would help her with a project she was working on. I. Was. Shocked. It was like I was in The Twilight Zone...or at least, the high school version of me felt that way. Let me tell you a bit out Lindsey: she was the girl in … Continue reading Q&A with Lindsey A.
Name: Jessica Connolly Current City: Phoenix, AZ What did you want to be when you grew up? An architect or designer What are you now? A graphic designer and artist How did you get to this point? After finishing architecture school I practiced for 7 years before striking out on my own to pursue graphic design … Continue reading Q&A with Jessica from Telos Art
Do you ever see someone on social media and think, I really want to be friends with them? That's how I feel about Andie. Her talent is multi-faceted, and I find myself watching her Instagram stories on repeat, dying of laughter. Andie is one of the hardest working people I have ever met. She acts, she … Continue reading Q&A with Andie B.
Current City: Chicago, IL What Did You Want to be When You Grew Up? At one point I wanted to be a writer (and attempted my first “coming of age” novel when I was in the 4th grade — it had a lot a stuff about boys, boobs/bras, and periods). I also wanted to be a … Continue reading Q&A with Lanie Brewster Quinn
In 2016, I decided I needed to be more intentional with my creative process, but had a hard time knowing how to start. Enter Crystal Moody, and her Year of Creative Habits. It's a guided program to help artists of all media set goals and work toward them in a 365-day span. Crystal checks in … Continue reading Q&A with Crystal Moody