Thanks for stopping by! If you are here because you went to the E-Factory's "Business of Art" Q&A, welcome. One of the biggest factors for me gaining confidence as a creative was reading Austin Kleon's book Show Your Work! This tiny but powerful book is the best cheerleader you can ask for. Austin Kleon is … Continue reading Show Your Work
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
Michelle Houghton is one of those gals that's good for the soul. After some one-on-one time with her, I guarantee you'll feel like you can conquer the world, be an expert succulent grower, and paint until you faint. She makes it look easy, but is honest about the hard work and determination it takes to … Continue reading Q&A with Michelle
It's been a long time since I've had the opportunity to take my child to work. Writing for frOlic magazine not only allows me to do that, but I also get to write about them too! In this recent issue, I contributed a handful of articles and illustrations, one of which my oldest child tagged … Continue reading frOlic Magazine Spring/Summer 2017 Issue
Having a booth at ArtsFest was a great learning experience, a lot of fun, and totally exhausting (I'm hoping to get down my thoughts about it soon!). There's a reason I chose to focus on art over the last few years, and it's because my body gets tired very easily. Working full steam for months … Continue reading Working Hard, or Hardly Working?
At night, I dream of zombies and being locked in old hotels floating on rivers; of giant tidal waves from Lake Michigan splashing into my 5th floor balcony window, while I am unphased, drinking coffee; of a constant knocking noise that turns out to be a dog throwing a bone at the wall; an airport … Continue reading End of August
One night ago, I dreamt of patchwork quilts. They appeared throughout my dream journey, at one point for sale in a whimsical boutique my friend started, another time, hanging on a wall in a sun-filled yoga studio. Two days ago I deep cleaned my house, taking eight hours to carefully mop floors, scrub toilets and … Continue reading Patchwork Bliss
Every once in a while, maybe once a decade or so, I serendipitously come across a book that changes my life. When I was in college, it was "The Tao of Pooh," which I then passed along to everyone I knew, including my sister, and still flip through a weathered and dog-eared copy from time … Continue reading The Gift from the Sea