Musings

Find your style

Hi creative one, Do you ever wonder what sets your art apart from others? Style. It’s your signature, it’s you, it’s what makes people say: this looks like {insert your name}’s work. In this episode of my studio diaries, I share with you 3 ways you can develop your style. In this 9 minute video,[…]

Your perspective is your truth

As I sit here, I’m waiting like you’re waiting. Waiting to know what’s election results in the US, but also waiting for almost everything.  I’m also choosing to see what I want to see. Today, that means removing myself from the news cycle as much as possible. In art, perspective is choosing an angle by[…]

Listen to yourself

What I’ve been culminating in the quiet and chaos of this time is various forms of this message: There’s no one out there that can answer the direction of your path but you. AND, all your story, trauma, sorrow, joy, and experience is there (not to be ignored or bypassed) as you keep making the[…]

Document your Day

Document your day is series of 28 prompts to help creatives grieve ambiguous loss caused by COVID-19. Daily actions, such as taking a photo or journaling events, gives perspective and a sense of agency during times of loss.  Ambiguous loss, a term coined by therapist Dr. Pauline Boss, is a grief that has no closure,[…]

Welcome to my studio, season 2

Hi beloved! I miss connecting with you. And, most of all, I miss connecting with you about the practices that keep me sane, which most often have to do with making art. I’m back to giving you a behind the scenes look at what I’m doing in my studio – and what calls me to[…]

Become change resilient

Change resiliency, and the ability to adapt to life’s shifts, is in each and every one of us. Sometimes it takes a reminder (or thousands) that you can do this.

Start with what you know

In ancestry research, a big fear in starting is not knowing where to begin. It can feel complicated at least to all the sudden add branches to your family tree. But here’s the thing: you start with the ancestor you know the most about. Then, you work from there.  Actually, I’m certain that this feeling[…]

The Great Confusion

During the era of covid-19, we’re all probably confused about something. What can we do to get clarity? In the recent months, people have been given a lot of advice on how to live. Way more than we’ve ever, in our timeline, been given. And the advice given is as varied dumplings are across cultures[…]

Time management is a feminist issue

Recently, I’ve been researching my ancestry. While uncovering all the layers and connections in my heritage has been thrilling, I’m also dismayed at how hard it is to find out about the women in my lineage. Census data is often centered around the head of the household, aka the cis gendered man. The way we[…]

No photoshop necessary

The other day I spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to photoshop my face. I have a bunch of swelling under my eyes these days from a unique combination of genetics, crying, and sleeplessness. I have a skin tag on my lower eye lid that sometimes I imagine is all people see when they[…]

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