Take Heart

“In this world you will have trouble, but take heart, for I have overcome the world.”

Available on Redbubble.

takeheart pillow

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the Blue Ridge

I ended up really loving how this piece came out. I framed it and it’s hanging in my guest room. You can have a copy, too, if you like:

blueridge

It also lends itself shockingly well to throw pillows, bags, and chiffon shirts. blueridgepillow

Field of Roses

I’ve never really ventured into the world of patterns before, what do you think?

Can you believe it, you can buy my art on a bathmatWish it went with the colors in my house! You can find a variety of pillows and stationary at my Society6 shop, and slightly different selection of housewares and stationary at my Redbubble shop.

Psychology of Clothing

This article in the Atlantic (linked here) about the psychology of clothes, and how they make us feel, made me laugh. Not because I think it’s ridiculous, but because women have known this for years.

It’s an oft used joke that the first step a woman takes in a new endeavor is buying clothes for the occasion. Power suits, cute work out clothes, stilettos that make you feel in control (or, if you’re like me, like you’re going to die). There is something real there.

How often do people comment “I feel so official” because you handed them the team t-shirt or button, or whatever?

 

“Once you start feeling better, you’re gonna dress the way you feel,” Rudnicki says. “Your clothes represent your inner motivation and feelings. It’s a feedback loop—I feel good, so I’m going to wear the things that make me look good.”

Introductions

I write stories. That’s the big thing.

I also draw. I’ve got some art and a variety of products for sale on Redbubble.

Horses are my other hobby. Hobby…life passion…you know…I’m a pretty serious horse geek and over the past few years have been learning a lot about retraining mature horses. It’s a blast.

I like to cook–convenient since we have to eat–and enjoy style, so all these things will trickle out onto the blog now and then. Most often, though, it’ll  be geeky movie stuff and horse stuff. I would love for you to hang around!

If you want to read my fiction stories you should check out Zare Caspian and follow along.