Dyeing With Avocado Pits

Dyeing with avocado pits! What a fun, easy afternoon craft. Just what my quarantined heart was searching for ;). I learned how to do natural dyeing from The Wild Woven Collection (check out my Instagram highlight from the workshop I took with them last year) and I’ve been stashing avocado pits in my freezer since.…

Name It

We like to talk about the notion of better. Of doing better and being better and making better things. We also like to talk about change. About making change and being the change. What we forget is that both of these things are relational. Better than what. Change from what. We are so enthralled by the notion of progress…

The Best Thing About Your Art Is That It’s Not For Everyone

Let’s read that again, shall we? The best thing about your art is that it’s not for everyone. While deeply true, this is definitely one of those lovely-in-theory-difficult-in-practice sentiments.  When people don’t like our work… When they don’t understand it or don’t understand us… When they unsubscribe or unfollow us… it feels personal. Social media…

You Can Do Hard Things

Making art is hard.Doing something people don’t understand is hard.Therapy is hard.Lifting weights is hard.Grieving is hard.Paying off debt is hard.Creating work we’re proud of is, almost always, hard. So many of the worthwhile things in life—the things that ask us to meet ourselves and bring us closer to others—are so very hard. But we can…

The Humility Of Art

One of the hardest parts of building something new is having the humility to do things that might not work. That’s art. And art isn’t linear. When you’re doing something that hasn’t been done before with the intent of creating change (change in others or in a system) you’re going to face pushback. They’ll be…

Nooks Of Nurture, Nurture Fall 2019 Retreat

Behold: Nooks of Nurture™️.⁣ Grateful to have finally experienced the magic that is a Nurture weekend. Grateful for the incredible group of women I got to share it with. Grateful to Sonja Seiler and Stephanie Pellett for creating this beautifully intentional space (like honestly, how) and to our facilitators Or Har-Gil, Kristiann Boos, and Priyanka…