Tagged: emotions

The Blahs

I wrote this post in my head 60 million times before I actually sat down to write it. Mostly because when you are experiencing the blahs, you don’t really want to do anything. Or...

Rejection

One of the realities of being an artist/designer/maker is that in order to sell your work, you have to put yourself out there. In putting yourself out there, you have to be ready to...

My luck ran out with my wisdom teeth

I hate going the dentist…as most of us do. Fortunately, I have had a good run of luck for 38 years with very strong and healthy teeth, so the only trauma I have had...

Deep thoughts about the flu

1. Having the flu in October while living in an place with no fall foliage and 90 degree temps is very depressing. 2. The one positive aspect of having the flu is that it...

sharpies in the manic trout studio

Material inspiration

I was staring adoringly into the cup of sharpies on my desk yesterday when I started thinking about how much the materials used to make art inspire so much creativity themselves. I can’t even begin to count...

Hibiscus flower

The slow season

The other night over dinner I was lamenting that online traffic had been slow this week. As I became increasingly agitated, Adam not so kindly told me that this was the third year in...

Are you a worrier?

  I was chatting with my mom on the phone this morning about my sisters upcoming bridal shower in NY, when I told her how nervous I was that there would be weather issues...