Beauty & Sorrow

“Art has the power to render sorrow beautiful, make loneliness a shared experience, and transform despair into hope.” – Dr. Brené Brown Day 1 of 11 – today I painted.  This week has been really hard. I’ve officially hit my third trimester of pregnancy, and I don’t know if it’s the hormones or a combination…… Continue reading Beauty & Sorrow

Let’s Reevaluate

Day 19. This isn’t as easy as I originally thought. I missed two days of writing for legitimate reasons. But yesterday I missed because I succumbed to the I don’t want to’s. Yesterday could’ve been categorized as a “down day” for me. I woke up feeling down. Everything I looked at seemed to shout at me, you’re…… Continue reading Let’s Reevaluate


  Today my doors and windows are open, I’ve shut off the AC and am currently watching an incredible Autumn breeze float through the still green-leaved trees. It’s only 68 degrees; maybe Fall has finally arrived. The time between September and November contains my favorite time of year, in the Northern Hemisphere anyway. When I lived…… Continue reading Finally

You May Not Be Like Me

I just started reading Braving the Wilderness by Dr. Brené Brown, and after only the first chapter, I’m going to try my best not to essentially plagiarize the whole thing here on my blog. I had one of those moments flipping through the first 28 pages that you hope to have with authors. I felt like…… Continue reading You May Not Be Like Me

Creating Art in a Selfie World

You write so many words                                               for people to like them You have to post a thousand pics                                 for…… Continue reading Creating Art in a Selfie World

Day 10 Lessons

It’s 10:30pm and I’m just now sitting down to post for the day. If I’m being completely honest, I really just wanted to skip it. Today has been busy, I’ve been extremely tired, and the energy I need to write this piece just hasn’t been available. However, my brain couldn’t let me fail this day.…… Continue reading Day 10 Lessons


I just finished the first episode of the Netflix documentary series, Abstract. It’s all about design, which I don’t pretend to know the first thing about. However, I knew that as a creative it would be encouraging and inspirational. I’ll probably write more about what really struck me from this episode, but for now, inspired… Continue reading Experience