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New Year 2022 – Looking back to Move Forward.

How long has it been since I last blogged? Don’t answer that. It is a rhetorical question and the answer is a very long time. I used to blog regularly and with great gusto, but 2020 changed that. The truth is I just haven’t felt like writing anything to be shared publicly in a while. …

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Shy? Moi? The Noctiluna Photoshoot 2021

Until recently, I have never been a fan of having my photo taken. Part of it is vanity. For some reason, the image in my head of how I should look never matches with how I actually look. In old family photos, I’m always pulling some sort of goofy face, sticking my tummy out, or …

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Ways To Deal With Solitary Isolation

Hello there. How are you all holding up? So sorry about the long silence. I was overseas dealing with a family matter when the pandemic started to blow up. I flew home early in a panic, dealt with pure unadulterated chaos at the airports, and have been in a tough situation for a few weeks. …

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Spring 2020 – A Peek Into My Studio

All through January and February I battled the frigid temperature in my studio and printed up a storm of onesies for the upcoming Spring shows. Every morning I would dress in the chunkiest sweater I owned, plus knitted hat and slippers that made me look like a suburban Bigfoot. I would linger at the door …

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Summer Camp – Comics and Books

Last week’s camp got really, REALLY silly. Well, the younger kids’ class was just a little bit sillier than the older class. We watched some Snoopy cartoons, and then designed and mono-printed our own comic strips. After this we transitioned smoothly onto Captain Underpants and Dog Man stories, which resulted in a lot of uncontrolled …

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Friendly Advice for Summer Camp Teachers

It’s pretty early to be talking about summer camp, I know, but in Northern Virginia things tend to happen sooner. Summer vacation plans are often locked down by December, Summer camps spots are booked in February, and most parents have a 2019-20 school calendar already printed out and highlighted on a wall somewhere. A little …

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A Few Of Our Favorite Things – 2018

Okay, okay, it is 2019, get over 2018 already! I know, I’m running a bit late with this one, but I have to post it!A list to rack up our mostest and bestest things from 2018 is imperative, and long overdue. I can’t even think about my 2019 wishlist before I put this to bed. …

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Autumn/Winter screenprinting sneak peek!

In my last post, I wrote about the benefits of printmaking for all people. Well, as it happens, one of those benefits (being happily engaged in a flow state), has lead to me doing not much else than screen printing for the past week. That’s great news for my business, in terms of being productive, …

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Playing Hooky at the National Gallery

On Tuesday, I decided to take a day off from work, the suburbs, and my constant worrying, and caught the Metro into DC with a friend. We seized the surprisingly sunny day and went to check out the newly renovated East building of the National Gallery. I’m here to officially state that it is gorgeous, full …

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