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Monday
Dec312012

Best of 2012

2012 has held many highlights for which I am very grateful. Our move to Rhode Island has done so much to re-energize me, and looking back, this has truly been a year of artistic inspiration. Some of my favorite highlights include:

  • Attending amazing events at RISD all year long, such as The Big DrawDesign the NightMindshareICON7alumni gatherings, art sales, shows, and several industry workshops. I networked and expanded my horizons quite a bit this year.
  • Discovering a love of shellfishing and crabbing with my husband and exploring new ways to cook our bounty. Together with our friends, we learned quite a bit of crustacean and mollusk biology, humane harvesting and dispatching techniques, and some fabulous new recipes.
  • Getting involved with local animal rescue groups like the RISPCA by raising funds through a children's illustrators workshop, fostering Shelldon (miss you, little guy!), and volunteering at pitbull training classes. Every one of the gentle and fascinating creatures I've met is a story of survival.
  • Meeting every month with my amazing critique group here in Providence. They've known when to boost my confidence, hand me my [butt], and have done so much to help me become a better writer this year.

Best of all, this year has felt like a healthy balance between my work and my personal life, making up for all those years when I was stressed out of my mind. Best wishes to all of you for 2013!

Photos courtesy of Kirstyn Reid and Matthew Althof.

Tuesday
Dec252012

For the Honor of The Holidays!

He-Man and She-Ra would like to wish you the happiest of holidays:

The Hubs, Hound, and I extend our best wishes as well, but our holiday outfits aren't nearly as fun. Stay safe, everyone!

Thursday
Nov222012

Happy Thanksgiving!

I finally found the Garfield Thanksgiving Special I always loved as a kid. If you're not already in a food coma, please enjoy:

Travel safely today, everyone!

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