Recently on the phone with a friend, I had an epiphany. We’d been sharing our stories of overwhelm, and at the end of my long list of projects, obligations, and worries, I told her, “I haven’t quite figured out how to balance it all yet.” I said it as if I were both guilty of…

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I created a chalkboard for the new year, a Joseph Chilton Pearce quote: To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. I spotted the quote on Instagram, and it resonated with me because I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it means to live a creative life. Certainly, for…

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Recently I created a menu chalkboard for a catering business opening their first brick and mortar restaurant. I took a lot of pictures while I worked because I’m on Instagram, and all the cool kids on Instagram post stories. I think it’s easy for them. I think their lives are made of beautiful, hilarious, poignant,…

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Two weeks before the midterm election, I repurposed one of my illustrations – a little girl holding a red balloon – to create a new illustration that would encourage people to vote. I’d just heard a story on NPR about all the reasons people who are eligible and able to vote in the U.S. don’t.…

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Hello friends! Just a quick note to invite you to a couple of different events this month. First, I’ll be teaching my Chalk Board Lettering workshop October 13th, at Craft Maker’s Studio in Pleasanton, CA, 10 – 12:30. In this Intro to Chalk Lettering Workshop, you’ll learn some tricks for designing both print and cursive…

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