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Power Creep

Sometimes, I think mediocre is worse than flat-out bad. Recently I’ve been playing Vigil Games’ Darksiders II. It was one of those free games you get each month if you pay an extra fee on the Playstation, and thanks to generous family members I’ve had this service for several years now. Mechanically it’s a very… Continue reading Power Creep

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New Year, New Goals!

Happy New Year, folks! I’m gonna keep this quick because there’s a huge storm here in New Hampshire, and I’m not sure if our power is going to get knocked out. As is customary when a new year rolls around, Aiden and I talk about what we’ve accomplished in the past year and what we… Continue reading New Year, New Goals!

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Writing is…hard??

Hey, folks! Today I’d like to share with you a revelation I’ve had recently. Writing is hard! What the heck! When I was younger, stories and ideas came as easily to me as breathing. I wrote all the time, going through multitudes of college-ruled notebooks. Granted, I rarely finished these stories. I wrote down just… Continue reading Writing is…hard??

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On Critiquing and Kindness

Good morning, dear readers! I can’t remember if I’ve written on this before, but I’m going to do it anyway! I think a lot about the balance of critique versus kindness, both in my job as an academic advisor for adult learners and in my interactions with other creative friends, most namely, my husby and… Continue reading On Critiquing and Kindness

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Busyness & Creative Projects

Hey all! Things have been pretty darn crazy around here! I feel like I haven’t had a weekend in a couple weeks, and this coming weekend is more craziness. It’s all been fun with dear friends, but for an introvert like myself, I NEED some quiet down time where I don’t have to interact with… Continue reading Busyness & Creative Projects

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Inktober is Upon Us!

Hello dear readers! It’s that glorious time of year where one of my favorite art challenges surfaces once again: Inktober! Inktober was started by Jake Parker, a talented illustrator and animator who lives in Utah. As he states on his website, “I created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve my inking skills and… Continue reading Inktober is Upon Us!

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The Joy of Completion

Hello, dear readers! I am very excited to share something with you all – I have finished some commissions I’ve been working on for some time now! Hooray! Sparkling cider and cookies for all! Our friend Dave is a talented musician, and he wanted a couple pieces for his website and for his album art.… Continue reading The Joy of Completion

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Productivity by Way of Doodling!

Hey there dear readers! Today I wanted to share with you something I’ve been experimenting with to try to organize meself and boost my productivity: bullet journaling. It’s all the rage on Pinterest and Instagram, apparently. For those of you who don’t know, a bullet journal is a journal that has pages filled with equidistant… Continue reading Productivity by Way of Doodling!