Every month this year, in my art journal, I am getting specific on gratitude. In January, it was cozy little luxuries, and in February, I listed creative women who made an impact on my life. You can see that list HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE. In March, I decided to list BOOKS that I am … Continue reading March Gratitude: Books!
I'm a bit of an archivist. When I was in 10th grade, I kept track of every single outfit I wore, the entire year. It went something a bit like this: Big Dog shirt. Giant jeans. Doc Martin Mary Janes. Repeat. In 1993, I decided to start writing down every book I read, complete with … Continue reading 500 Books
I started The Dream Diary Project in January as a way to commit to intentional artistic creation, have a theme, a focal point, and a goal. I always dream, and I always dream BIG. In fact, I've been keeping track of dreams since elementary school, writing them in journals. By interpreting dreams visually, I'm able … Continue reading Dream Diary Project: Black Animals
I imagine if you are going through a break-up, the Timehop App is not your friend. Particularly if that break-up had years of good before it, lots of memories tucked away in every social media outlet. I felt that way today, when I did my morning phone routine. Instagram, Facebook, Weather, Missed Texts, and Timehop. … Continue reading Bad Breakup
How many people can say their book club has been meeting for over ten years? And that they STILL talk about books when they meet? I want to write the grandest of grand love letters to my book club, and to its place of origin, Well Fed Head bookstore. But I honestly don't think I … Continue reading Ten Years of Great Books
This weekend I was cleaning out my Google Docs folder and came across probably 200 untitled documents. Instead of just trashing them, I mistakenly opened each file to see what was inside. This is a mistake, because a 2-minute procedure took two hours and a trip to Nostalgia-ville. Here is a blog post I wrote … Continue reading Support Local: A Blast from the Past
Some of my favorite things to listen to and watch around the holidays weren't created to be a holiday genre. For example, I got Radiohead's THE BENDS on Christmas Eve in, oh, 1996 maybe, and even though it has nothing to do with Christmas, almost every time I listen to it, aside from making my … Continue reading A Very Radiohead Christmas
There are some things from childhood that should remain as pure nostalgia, never to be watched or read again as an adult, ESPECIALLY with someone who has never before experienced it. I'm looking at you, THE LOST BOYS. There are some things that are meant to be dug out from the storage box and shared … Continue reading Monday Musings: Middle Readers