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
This week our family received some tragic news involving the sudden loss of an extended family member. While I wasn't close with this person, the impact struck me hard and put me in a significant funk. The fragility of life, the fear of lurking ailments striking at a moment's notice, the constant imagining a young … Continue reading Monday Musings: Feeling Blue and Painting Purple
Growing up, my sister Stephanie was always the cheerleader. It was in her blood, from early on. Being mirror image twins, I was the quiet, introverted, artistic one. The one who would never have the courage to get up in front of a group of hundreds and lead them to cheer the home team on … Continue reading 2, 4, 6, 8, Who Do We Appreciate!?