Life Can’t Get in the Way

The past 12 months have been wonderful, hectic and enlightening. I’ve traveled and eaten delicious food and drank a beverage or two. I’ve laughed with friends and cried for a variety of reasons. I learned how to play the ukulele and I ran another marathon. But one thing that I haven’t done as much of these past 12 months is paint…

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On Validation

In many of the circles I float between, it is cool to be seen as aloof and uncaring of other people’s opinions. It comes from this “I do what I want,” “haters gonna hate” mentality that is currently popular. I can certainly get behind the notion that we will be criticized no matter what we do, so we might as well do what we please but criticism is only one side of the equation…

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Musings on Color in the Concrete Jungle

I know I’m not the only one who wilts a bit during these long gray winters. From the sky to the street, everything is meh. Without the trees, glowing green, or flowers in their little fenced in islands that dot the sidewalks, what is a colorphile to do?

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Family Time

I’ve been rather quiet this month, but never fear, I haven’t been far away. In fact, I’ve been right here. Matt just received his doctorate from NYU, so obviously I’ve been celebrating and surrounded by family. Without my family, I wouldn’t be where I am today…

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What Makes A Home

As I write this, there’s a furry head on my lap and a good man beside me. It’s the little moments like this that make me feel lucky to have a place where I can be surrounded by love. I’m often guilty of railing against the idea of “growing up” but one of the things that have brought me the most joy in my adult life is turning a space into a home….

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Run

It’s that time of year again where the weather is nice and people are putting on their running shoes to celebrate National Running Day. It seems sort of weird to be talking about running on a blog that is mostly about art but there is a connection, trust me…

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