I don’t know if you know this about me, but I have a little bit of a problem with trying to make things perfect. Turns out, I also have a bit of a problem with spending my entire life looking at screens. So when I found myself repeatedly drawn to different types of mixed media, […]
January 22, 2024
Open crank windows and dewy quilts. Waking to the roil and hiss of the waterside; inhale, exhale. Laughter on the rocks as we wait for remains of the ocean to drip off of our toes. A companionship of sweaters and sea air. Maine in October was a dream. A foggy, boundless, vigorous dream. We had […]
October 23, 2023
I have this thing where I cannot bring myself to put film photos in the trash. A couple years ago I culled my collection of printed photos, as so many treasured memories had gotten bogged down in photos of forgotten museums and duplicate landscapes. Still, the photos that didn’t make the cut weren’t relegated to […]
September 11, 2023
Between meal prep, cleaning, and the occasional baking kick, I spend at least an hour or so in our kitchen every day. I enjoy putting on a playlist or an audiobook and getting into the zone. But I’ll be real with you: for a long time, it was not the happiest room to be in. […]
August 14, 2023
One of my very favorite foods I made for the Creature from the Woods launch party was a board of these mossy woodland cupcakes. I got a ton of questions about them, and I think I understand why… they may have turned out a little too realistic! I wanted to share this super easy recipe […]
May 15, 2023
As I made plans for launching Creature from the Woods, I knew I wanted more than anything to host a launch party. Partially, I just really like parties. I like celebration and hugging friends and snack boards with cheese. But I mostly wanted an opportunity to share this book with the people who have walked […]
May 8, 2023
I was in AP Literature class when I got the text from my mom. A blurry, speckled black and white photo with a message: “Meet your little sister.” Just a few short months before my departure for college, I found myself driving to the hospital at 3 a.m. I slept on the hard hospital room […]
April 24, 2023
In my efforts to declutter some old photos, I came across packets and packets of old film negatives. I had dozens of strips of photos of generic landscapes and forgotten museum exhibits. (Remember when you didn’t even know if a picture was going to be good until you got it printed weeks later?) Needless to […]
April 3, 2023
Welcome to another installment in the Europe Scrapbook series! I’ve been working through documenting my 2017 study abroad trip, and Part 6 is all about London. Our adventures involved lots of Shakespeare, exploration, and good food. We’re picking back up with a visit to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. I kept this spread mostly photo-focused, because how […]
March 13, 2023
I’ve had this vision bubbling up in the back of my mind for a while now: a vision of collages that blend the ordinary with the fantastical. After digging up some old magazine clippings and a sketchbook, I decided to make this floral self-portrait my very first art journal page!
March 6, 2023
I was standing in my brand new closet, puzzling over the clothing rack in front of me. In just a few days I’d be getting married and moving in, so I’d just unloaded a carload of trash bags containing my entire wardrobe. I’d been so excited. I was ready to start up my new life, […]
February 27, 2023
Welcome back to the Europe scrapbook series! Part 7 covers our weekend trip to Paris. (Calling it a “weekend trip to Paris” makes it sound super boujee, but in reality it was just five broke college girls taking a train into the city for 24 hours and crossing our fingers that we wouldn’t be sharing […]
February 6, 2023
We had just moved in to our first home together, and I was looking at this shelf thinking, “What on earth am I going to do this?” But when I started decorating them with little pieces of our family history, it became something really special.
January 16, 2023
I had quite the collection of stuffed animals growing up, but a special piece of my heart was reserved for Rosie. Rosie was a little pink poodle with polyester curls and plastic beads in her paws. She came with me everywhere I went.
January 9, 2023
I’m really excited to share the memory keeping project I’ve been working on lately. This is a scrapbook of the once-in-a-lifetime college study trip to Europe I got to take in 2017.
January 2, 2023