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Rainwater Revival Barrel

I was asked to paint a rain barrel to be auctioned at The Rainwater Revival event in October – very fun project! My barrel will be on display at the Natural Gardener for the next month until it finds a new home with the highest bidder, proceeds benefit water conservation efforts. Come on by!


Comic Con Austin

Sean and I had told the kids almost a year ago, “next time Comic Con comes to Austin, we’re going!” Well, it came. When we saw that is was $40 per person to get in, we almost bailed – but a promise is a promise, and kids are free. I lucked out and borrowed a […]


The Gift Project – First One.

When I was first invited to go to Australia by GoMighty, they asked me “what will be your goals there?” The first thing that came to mind was ocean. Vast, open ocean with an island nation in the center – I imagined Australia as this moving, surging ship that would show me new things. I […]


Air New Zealand is an Excellent Therapist

Sadly, the very first thing that sprang to mind when I found out I was going to Australia wasn’t “HOLY cow I get to see a live koala for the first time ever!” or “I am going to see the Sydney Opera House in PERSON!” It was “Oh no. How am I going to handle […]


My Airplane Nightmare: Read at Your Own Risk

Disclaimer – if you read this and start having this dream, I’m not paying for your therapy. As promised in my post about how Air New Zealand helped me with my fear of flying, here is a brief description of my recurring anxiety dream involving an airplane. I am going to get this out quickly and […]


The Importance of New

As I swim through this deliciously soupy jetlag and reflect upon what I experienced in Australia this past week, I have been stumped as to how to begin to describe this epic journey. Even thinking about one day of the trip is a daunting task, as each was so full of new things. So, I […]


Poem in a Bottle

One of the first goals that came to mind for my upcoming #GoAustralia trip for Go Mighty  was to send a message in a bottle. The currents off the Eastern coast of Australia near Sydney are perfect for tossing a bottle into the ocean and having it actually end up on another continent – and […]

Stupid, stupid deer.

Bambi Tried to Murder Me and Ruin My Trip to Australia.

Bambi, or his son, or his grandson, or his great-great-great-grandson or whoever the bleep that stupid deer was, tried to ruin my trip to Australia. He came at me, with murder in his eyes, determined to stop me at all costs while I was driving 40 miles per hour in rush hour traffic on a […]


First Night at AAHC

I went! I did it! I MET PEOPLE! The Artist’s Alliance of the Hill Country folks were so welcoming and warm, I was once again reminded of why I love Texas. As I drove to the barn where everybody was meeting, I thought again about why I had resisted doing this for so long. I […]


Exiting the Cave

  Since I moved to Austin I have not reached out much to other artists. Much? Try AT ALL. I never did in the more than 20 years I lived in Seattle, either. Or LA. I worked alone and sought opportunities on my own. I know in the intelligent, fast-thinking part of my mind that […]