Time is the Longest Distance Between Two Places

Posted on Jan 31, 2014 in life | 3 Comments
Time is the Longest Distance Between Two Places

“Time is the longest distance between two places.” ― Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie So y’all may be wondering, “How is it going, living apart from Blake?” It isn’t easy. We are both very busy with teaching and making work and coordinating the millions of other things we try to do in addition to that. […]

Recent Collaborations: Working on Working Together

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 in art | 4 Comments
Recent Collaborations: Working on Working Together

It’s been a long time since I have contributed to this blog aside from snarky comments for Hannah as she diligently keeps up with posting. Hannah says that’s OK because I’m busy ’cause I have a job; I say that’s me being lazy and handing the reigns over to my social media director (her). I’m […]

The Luckiest Unlucky Girl in the World

Posted on Sep 16, 2013 in art, life | 5 Comments
The Luckiest Unlucky Girl in the World

Well, I’m not going overseas afterall. Everything fell through, and I don’t know why. So, I’m just a girl in Ohio, married to a guy who works at BGSU. I had some other opportunities, which I regretfully denied based on my signing a contract for my job overseas, and which now are most likely unavailable […]

The Little Civic That Could

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 in art, life, travel | No Comments

Eek! Just spent $500 in repairs on the old civic, but I think it was money well spent. The nice men at the garage did a bunch of the work for free since I was already going in deep on repairs on such an old vehicle and getting 4 new tires. I think I’ll follow […]

Orange Barrel on Etsy + Blake’s New Website Design

Posted on Apr 12, 2013 in art, design, online | No Comments

I started an Etsy shop back in 2009, posted a bunch of items, and made a few sales. It was fun! A great way to clean out our inventory of prints to make room for new ones! However, through grad school and the years of working multiple, time-hog jobs afterwards, I largely ignored the shop. […]

2,000 Words on Why You Shouldn’t Go to Grad School for Art

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 in art, life, rants | 8 Comments

Okay, so the title of my post is a bit misleading. I’m not necessarily going to advise you, prospective graduate students in art, NOT to go to graduate school. Nor do I necessarily mean to impress upon any other post-grads (“post-ops” seems almost appropriate) a feeling of remorse for having dedicated so much time and […]

Closet Discoveries: Orange and Sapphire

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 in life | One Comment

Packing up my clothes closet today. In addition to sorting, folding, and making a big pile for Goodwill, I’m enjoying putting together some new outfit ideas. This is a dress and shrug my grandmother made for my mother out of sapphire blue velveteen when she was a little girl. I paired it with the belt […]

Miniature Birthday Cake

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 in food porn | No Comments

It was Blake’s birthday yesterday (insert confetti here.) Since we’ve both been so busy, Blake wanted to wait until we go to Georgia for Thanksgiving to really celebrate. But I felt it wasn’t right to go through one’s birthday–even a something+1 birthday that is not twenty+1, the only fun one–without a bit of cake or […]

Different Strokes: 45 Images Exhibiting the Evolution of Blake’s Drawings

Posted on Sep 1, 2012 in art | No Comments

I’ve posted many times on here about my own drawing practice, so I wanted to share some of Blake’s work with you. We draw in very different ways. I will do a 100 drawings in a hot panic, scribbling out elusive visions and quick marks before I have a chance to second guess myself. Blake […]

Sneaky Husband Tricks: Another Sketchbook Post

Posted on Aug 26, 2012 in art | One Comment

A sketchbook is for: doodling, to-do lists, shopping lists, important dates, planning Halloween costumes, planning future art projects/shows, drawing challenges, laying out gallery exhibitions, mission statements, waiting for events to start, surviving plane rides, recording interesting quotes from reading, coffee & tea stains, brainstorming, passing notes during lectures, keeping figety hands busy during movies, and […]