Hello, summertime. Deep, meandering thoughts from an artist who is managing kids and trying to make new art during the longest/shortest season of the year… I know I’ve written about this before, but summer is so strange for me. It has always felt heavy and bittersweet, even as a child. My birthday is in the … More Impermanence
An article popped up from a friend on my social media feed: “Feeling Blah During the Pandemic? It’s Called Languishing.” I clicked the New York Times link and read about that middle ground between the valleys of depression and the peaks of feeling good: languishing. It is something that we have been faced with as … More Languishing
Greetings to those of you that hang around my quiet corner of the internet. The beginning of the year is always a whirlwind for me. I thought it would be quieter during a pandemic, but no. Just as busy. Also, I was hard at work on something in the background… Would you like to see … More New Book, Who Dis?
One of my absolute favorite pastimes is trolling photography credit card scammers. For those of you who don’t know, photographers and other small business owners/vendors get approached by scammers who request an event be photographed. Seems legit until they insist on paying with a credit card AND let you know that you can “do them … More Genevieve’s Gambit
…rolling right into Dumbfounded December. Just like that, I turned around and the month has passed me by… Hello. Been a minute. My regular depression and quarantine depression hooked up with my seasonal depression and it’s been a bit of a spiral. In the spirit of using my sense of humor to mask inner turmoil, … More Neurotic November…
Celebrating the “little victories” in life is something I hear others talk about but have never really done myself. Acknowledging even the tiniest of accomplishments can raise your serotonin levels (and as we well know, I need that in my life). So, I’m going to recognize some of my small wins in what is a … More Little Wins
So, as it seems, 2020 is not finished being bizarre. Here in South Louisiana, we have just come through a strange, strong October hurricane. Another chapter in this weird tale of the year that has changed the landscape of our lives. Hurricane Delta fell to the west of us, battering the already battered areas around … More Weathering the Storms
It’s always fun to decorate for the holidays, and Halloween kitsch is some of our favorite stuff to put out and about. I had a bit of font and Photoshop fun and created some open source freebies for you. You can check them out below and/or download from my Dropbox here: Halloween Freebies! They’re made … More Fun (Free) Halloween Printables
Currently, it’s pleasant outside. There’s a light breeze and some cloud cover, but nothing that looks ominous. Nothing that would indicate that two storms are bearing down on the Gulf of Mexico. Marco should make landfall late tonight and Laura at the next day. We will probably get a lot of rain, which is scary … More And now we wait.
There are a few frustrations in my life that gnaw at me. One is the fact that I cannot keep up with blogging consistently. I can write and teach courses on photography. I can create 40 pieces of self-portraiture in 40 days. I can organize exhibits, virtual and in-person. I can even create and compile … More I’m a terrible blogger