Now we imagine a better world

One of the hardest things about living through a pandemic is the uncertainty. When will the quarantines end? What will happen when they end? Will there be a second (third, fourth) wave of infections? Will my mom be okay? Or my friend in chemo, or my other friend with diabetes? What about my friends who…

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Oh, the places we’ll go

Someday, we’ll be on the other side of this pandemic, and we’ll know with a certainty we didn’t have before, how precious are the moments we spend in each other’s company, how healing and reassuring each other’s touch can be, and how utterly magnificent is our freedom to wander, especially with those we love. This…

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In the broken world

I made this board in January last year, just after Mary Oliver died, long before a pandemic turned the world upside down. I’ve created so many boards over the years, erased them, created something new in their place. This one, I couldn’t bring myself to erase. I still have it. It sits in my family…

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You will be okay

I’m super grateful to the meme makers right now. In this time when I often find myself struggling with anxiety and restriction-induced claustrophobia, I appreciate the gallows humor that regularly breaks through my funk and reminds me laughing is good for me. In my own art, I find myself wanting to reassure people. Maybe it’s…

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