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Is it too late to share some Christmas-ish photos?! I hope not, because I'm going to do it anyway. Is this like wearing white after Labor Day? No longer taboo? First up, this is the gingerbread house that my Mom, my son, and I made: Making projects with him I am always yelling at myself in my head: DON'T TRY TO CONTROL THE PROCESS. LET IT BE WHAT IT IS. Most of the time, I manage to roll with whatever he wants to do. And in the end, it's always lots of fun and nothing that I expected. And now... Read more →


To all who celebrate, a very Happy Thanksgiving from us to you! I hope these photos give you a little giggle. He was not in the mood for a photo! Time is the most lovely gift that any of us can give another human being. So, thank you for taking the time to read this blog, leave comments, buy artwork, take classes...I appreciate all of it! Thank you!!! 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'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 →


Adventures in Arting Podcast: Wrapping Up 2020

Is it too early to wrap up 2020? On the podcast Mom and I are discussing the lessons learned in 2020 and what we hope for 2021. If you do not see the podcast player above, please click on this link. On the off chance that you've never listened to a podcast or don't get why anybody would want to, here are some facts: (1) Podcasts are convenient. It's a recording that is available to you whenever and wherever you'd like to listen. You can pause, stop, start, fast forward, and rewind. Stream it through Apple Music or any podcast... Read more →


I carved a new block over the weekend. I’m one of the millions of Americans who voted early. I voted for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for many reasons, but here are four really important ones: Science is real. Climate change is real. Black Lives Matter. “How a society treats its most vulnerable is always the measure of its humanity.” Pre-existing conditions shouldn’t be a barrier to health insurance. Stand up for what you believe in. Your vote is powerful. It matters. Read more →


Just before the baby was born, I was hired by The Washington Post and The Lilly to journal about my first 30 days of motherhood. You can read my raw, real, and absolutely honest account of those first thirty days on the Washington Post's website and in the Lilly newsletter. I think the illustrations they put in the article are weird and don't really match, but perhaps that's the artist in me? Here's a link to the article. I would say, "enjoy," but people have told me they cried while reading it, so instead I'll say, "I hope you take... Read more →


Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! (We celebrate both in our household!) We are so delighted by the wonderful gift we received this year: He is a sweet little baby who loves lying on his side, stretching, tilting his head back, and jamming his fingers into his mouth. We can't wait to see more of his personality emerge over the coming year! Hope you are having a happy day! P.S. This month's livestream for members will be on Saturday (December 28) at 2pm EST. If you'd like to join in on the art fun (and meet the baby), you can join... Read more →


After 40 hours of labor, our beautiful baby boy came out kicking and screaming. It had been such a long and slow labor that nobody thought the end would be quite so fast. When he started to crown, it was just me, my Mom, Steve, and a nurse in the room. The nurse called for back up and told me to stop pushing. But I couldn't stop him from coming. No back up came. She called again. No back up came. She pulled the emergency cord from the wall and the room flooded with people just as his shoulders popped... Read more →


You guys, my life is a mess. It's a beautiful, crazy, lucky, insane mess, but it's a mess. I think I underestimated the chaos of moving and overestimated both my ability to do physical labor and my ability to keep up with everything in my business. But, I have learned several good life lessons in the past week (which also apply to art making) and I thought I'd pass them on: Just make a choice. At first, I was paralyzed by all the boxes and the new choices that had to be made. Where should this go? Will I regret... Read more →