That shit ain’t right

I got a quick little commission for a coloring page with the words “that shit ain’t right.” The reason for the requested page is more complicated than the phrase itself, but I’m sharing here because I love the juxtaposition. The sunny optimism of flowers and rainbows, and the frank expression of anger and frustration. I…

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Another wear-a-mask post

I’m getting pretty good at drawing masks. It’s my little way of reminding everyone how easy it would be to tamp our infection rates if everyone took precautions. I draw masks into a lot of my art. And, of course, I wear a mask when I’m in public spaces. I recently read an article about…

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The myth of balance

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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Universe dancing

Someone wonderful posted these words on Instagram. I loved them, and of course, since I’m me, they wound up on a chalkboard. Years ago, I coined the phrase “universe dancing” to describe that feeling you get sometimes, when you lean hard into doing the thing you love, even if it’s scary – because sometimes it is…

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Stuck-Unstuck: Maggie

As part of my on-going Stuck-Unstuck project, I’ll be exploring and posting occasionally about the myriad ways in which we humans often feel hopelessly stuck in our lives – personally, professionally, and creatively. These illustrated posts  will be divided into three categories: personal stories (from all of you); advice (in the form of flow charts, maps,…

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