The Color-Filled Life

Art. It’s in us, coursing through our veins and capillaries. It surrounds us in the very air we breathe, the words we say, and through our fingertips as we type. Our eyes suck it in without us even knowing it. So, why is the world trying to squeeze all art from existence?

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Desiring Weird

I’ve come to a revelation this month. It’s not a brand new idea for my mind. In fact, if you’re a friend of mine you’ve probably heard me say this before: I’m weird. i.e. unnatural, odd, bizarrre, freaky, unearthly, and not normal. I’m not a shy person – goodness, no! – so I’m not afraid […]

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Kitchen Remodel: Challenge Accepted

It’s that time of year again. School is out. The sun stays high in the sky until after Riker’s bed time, and casts light on the flaws in our old house. My limbs start itching to be put to work. That’s right; it’s renovation time! ASSIGNMENT: KITCHEN BUDGET: As low as possible, without compromising the […]

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Silence Falls into Spring

The silence has lasted for too long. It’s like the deafening quiet during a slow snow fall where the air is still and crisp and a white wonderland blankets the landscape like in an asylum’s solitary confinement. Winter was so bloody long this year that I seriously felt like I was in solitary confinement at […]

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For the Love of Art

As another school year approaches, I find myself reflecting on the past year and all that was accomplished. One event in particular that comes to mind was the art show I did to showcase the talented artists I taught from kindergarten all the way up to 12th grade. It was a small event that in […]

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