Around Here

Hey friends! I'm changing up the format of these monthly "around here" posts. I hope you enjoy it! What's happening at home? You know what they say, self care every day keeps the doctor away! Funnily enough, the blackhead masks were my little guy's idea. He picked up the tube and asked what it was and then wanted to try it. After he and I had applied our masks, he naturally wanted to share with Daddy too. So now we all have great looking noses! What's on your desk right now? I don't keep a neat desk, that's for sure.... Read more →


Hello, friends! Here is a little bit about life around here right now: What are you working on? Design Boot Camp Level 2 started this week and, as a result, I am in my sketchbook every single day. The thing about teaching that always amazes me is how much I learn when I teach. The artwork in my sketchbook is by Richard Diebenkorn. I dream of seeing work from his Berkeley Series in person some day. In the meantime, I have the coffee table book to pore over. What are you loving? We have been hyper COVID careful, but we... Read more →


Hello, friends! Here is a little bit about life around here right now: What are you working on? Weaving, weaving, weaving. I spend A LOT of time every single day weaving paper. It's both frustrating and exhilarating to be a beginner. Frustrating because I don't always get the results that I want and exhilarating because learning is exciting and consuming. What are you loving? I am Wordle obsessed. If you don't know about this simple but fascinating game (which you can only play once a day), here are the rules: Some days it takes me a long time and some... Read more →


Hello, friends! Here is a little bit about life around here right now: What are you working on? The 100 Day Project begins on February 13. I've been on and off the fence about doing it. On the one hand, it's always a great way to push myself. On the other hand, with a small unvaccinated human and this stupid pandemic, I'm close to losing my marbles, and I just don't know if adding another thing to my to-do list is a good idea. While I mull it over for the next week or two, some topics I've considered are:... Read more →


Hello, friends! Here is a little bit about life around here right now: What are you working on? Stamps, stamps, stamps! All I do is carve rubber stamps! And I looooove it! I'm surprising myself by really enjoying using the prompt list this year. I normally am not a fan. But for some reason, this year it's inspiring me each and every day! What are you loving? I have been working in a small art journal -- about a 1/4 of the size I normally work in -- and I'm really having a lot of fun with the smaller format.... Read more →


Hello, friends! Here is a little bit about life around here right now: What are you working on? I've been experimenting with collograph. I don't have the right supplies, so I've run into a little bit of trouble, but I'm enjoying myself. I'll share more about it soon! What are you loving? Christmas lights! It's dark by 4:30pm around here and I have to say that the Christmas lights make it a lot less depressing. Plus my little guy says, "Oooo, light," every single time we pass a house with Christmas lights. It's really sweet. How is the little guy?... Read more →


Hello, friends! Here is a little bit about life around here right now: What are you working on? These two mixed media collages are headed to an exhibit at a local gallery... ...and so today I am planning to frame and wire them. I need to deliver them to the gallery this week. If you're local, the Opening Reception is on November 4, 2021 4pm-7pm. And the show will be up November 4, 2021 - January 8, 2022 at the TILL Wave Gallery: 264 Arlington Street, Watertown, MA. What are you loving? Meal prepping! I'm not all the way in,... Read more →


Hello, friends! Here is a little bit about life around here right now: What are you working on? I am leaning into my sketchbook practice at the moment. It's nothing profound, but it feels good to be doing some directed explorations. What are you loving? I look forward to a new episode of Ted Lasso every Friday. The writing is great. The characters are complicated and interesting. The show is full of pathos. If you haven't watched it yet, give it a go. It lives up to all the hype. How is the baby? He's not much of a baby... Read more →


Hello, friends! Here is a little bit about life around here right now: What are you working on? The hardest, most difficult, and most stubborn project on earth: me. In all seriousness, pandemic fatigue has set in around here and I'm trying to figure out how to prioritize my own self care while still giving as much as possible to my child, my partner, my clients and students, my friends, and my family, and so forth. If you have any tips, feel free to share! What are you loving? I bought refills for my tape runner for the first time... Read more →


Hello, friends! Here is a little bit about life around here right now: What are you working on? I'm about to launch "ScanNCut Club" on YouTube. I'll have more details once everything is in place. It's something that I've been meaning to do for a long time and I finally made the time to get things started! What are you loving? I have been marathoning Say Yes to the Dress and I find it fascinating! I never had that wedding dress salon experience and I find it both tempting and frightening. Also, I need to know more about these people... Read more →