new year

On New’s Year Eve, I crashed and burned so hard that I am still recovering here at the end of January. It all started out so well. My son and I were at First Night in Tacoma. December 31st was the kind of cold that made everything hurt from the tips of my nose to… READ MORE >>

Pics and Poem for the New Year

The blog revise is still in progress (maybe I’ll make it in time for the Lunar New Year). In the meantime, I’m feeling brave on this first day of the year, so here are a few of my favorite Instagram moments from the past month along with a poem I worked with just because the cats needed… READ MORE >>

In her book The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron insists that we need weekly artist dates alone to court our inner artist. I have done these, and they are marvelous for boosting creativity. But I have also taken my family and friends along on dates and gotten oodles of inspiration that way, too. At the beginning… READ MORE >>