Creative badassery

A month of letters

So, I’ve become increasingly convinced that the biggest secret to producing creative work and staying inspired is just showing up. Like, every day, even when I don’t feel inspired, showing up anyway, and seeing what happens. It’s so easy to find excuses not to, especially when I don’t have a looming deadline.  But the freelance…

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‘Tis the season

Happy December! I’m excited to tell you about… well, a bunch of new things! My updated website! If you’ve arrived here because of my newsletter or a link in social media, you might not have noticed because, aside from my new header, the blog looks the same. But the rest of the website, including and especially…

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Latest coloring book – a giveaway!

My latest coloring book for the wonderful Inkspirations series comes out November 7th, and I’m giving away copies! I’m really excited about this one because Color Your Way Content is a collaboration between HCI Books and AARP, and though anyone who loves to color will love the book, it’s especially designed for caregivers, with inspiring quotes…

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An art-behind-the-scenes post

It’s been a while since I did a behind the scenes art-in-progress post, so let’s do one now! A while ago I stumbled on this quote from poet/writer Lucille Clifton, which I loved and felt inspired by: What they call you is one thing. What you answer to is something else. I wrote it on…

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On art, and leaping, and pirate-assassins

As of July 22nd, I have sixteen original watercolor illustrations on exhibit in downtown Livermore. It’s exciting news and I want to tell you how it happened in a story that has everything – pirate-assassins, car crashes, dastardly deeds, heroism, and a sparkly emu named Jasper. Are you ready? Okay, let’s do this! Once upon…

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