Several years ago when Lifely Designs was first conceived, Lauren A. Rupar (of Lauren A. Rupar Photography) and I decided we needed an Advent Calendar that covered the whole of Advent, not just 24 days in December. After many hours of writing and editing, fighting with printers and searching for just the right stickers and […]
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“Where did it come from?” It’s probably one of the most common questions artists get asked about their work. Though as common as it might be, it would be easier to explain to a preschooler where babies come from.
Before I considered myself any kind of writer, I was an artist. I remember Mom saying, “Just give her a pad of paper and a pencil, and she’ll be quiet for hours.” Of course, I tended towards “quiet” even without something to do, but still, she was right. I would draw and create for hours […]
Last October on my way to a poetry reading, stopped at a red light, I saw one of the coolest cars ever. OK, so maybe the car itself wasn’t so cool. It was a primer-grey, boxy boat, maybe an Oldsmobile or Buick circa 1989. (I know this because I’ve owned a couple of those.) But […]