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My Criteria for Getting Tattoos (Probably Why I Don’t Have Any)

Tattoos, tattoos. More permanent than most marriages, and gotten with considerably less thought on many occasions. Let's talk about them, shall we? DISCLAIMER: I am going to speak candidly, these are my opinions, if I am slamming any one of your decisions, know that I do not judge you as a person, this is simply… Continue reading My Criteria for Getting Tattoos (Probably Why I Don’t Have Any)

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3 months of making art every day: 12 thoughts!

My super cool, artsy mother has been creating art every day of 2018, and here are her 12 thoughts ❤

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I have made ART–a painting or drawing–every day of 2018, and after three straight months of this, I have some thoughts. Here they are in the order in which I think them:

Thought 1: It’s possible! I believed I could do it, but I didn’t know what it would be like day-in and day-out. It’s a commitment, but it’s doable. I’m not sure I could have done it during other periods of my life (pre-tenure, pre-kid-in-college), but whatever, I’m doing it now.

Thought 2: It’s working! My goal for 2018 is to make “50 pounds of art” (metaphorically) (literally: to make art every day), which I explain here, and which basically means that I will paint or draw something every day, and that I will learn through the process of making and trying and failing and failing better (#beckett). After three months of daily art-making, daily thinking about art…

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