Thursday, November 26, 2015


So thankful for:

- construction paper turkey's
- Nutella cake that filled the entire house with brownie smell
- my mom, who comes up with insults like "penis-schnitzel"
- The Husband, for picking up the lego's and washing the dishes while I figure out this homeschooling gig
- the ever-transcendent power of dance
- new watercolor sketchbooks that crack deliciously when opened the first time
- my boy, who says things like "I'm thankful life is beautiful."
- eating Thanksgiving dinner with reggae music playing
- friends in dresses who paint; friends in pants who crochet
- coffee and grilled cheese sandwiches
- tossing around a tiny Nerf football with my son, brother, husband and step-dad
- old, soft blankets on messy, unmade beds
- the moon, the stars, the sky, the trees
- to be surrounded by enough people, sounds, smells, laughter. Enough to forget about the lonely days, the tired weeks, the poor months

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

New print!

Happy Thanksgiving, all! I have a new print up in the shop, along with some other goodies. If you're interested, you can get one HERE.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Art Class.

Our first official art "class": still-life paintings inspired by Frida Kahlo's "Fruits of the Soil".

Saturday, November 14, 2015

*Christmas, 2013*

Changes are happening, what I think will be good ones. I'll be homeschooling my son. The paperwork is filed and everything is official. I'm flying blind but I don't feel lost. I hope to write more in-depth about it later.

In my research about homeschooling, I came across an old thread about homeschooling on a low-income budget. Not only did it give me a lot of hope and incentive to begin, but I came across something a one woman said, something I love. I, of course, didn't save this page and can't find it now, but she said something like this:

"You create the life you want. It's YOUR life. I can't believe how little it matters to so many people. Make it happen if you want it."