I first met Meghan Brondos a few years ago when she and her friends went camping on our farm. Actually, I didn’t meet her because it rained the entire time (because, what’s camping without a downpour?). What really happened was that I said something along the lines of “Honey, I think the campers are here” to Alan, who suited up in muck boots and flannels to go show everyone around. I merely followed her on Instagram.[Read more…] about Creative People: Meghan Brondos
When I first started this site, I envisioned it as a place to put my art-related writing. When Covid hit and my metal projects flatlined, I shifted direction. The site became a place to process what was going on around me.[Read more…] about Mountain Ahead
I want to do something a little different today. I want to show you my vacation pictures. Partially because the world can use a little beauty right now, and partially because I finally had time to edit them.[Read more…] about Highlight Real
Kaitlyn Kirchmeir is an emerging artist and recent graduate of Mercyhurst University, where she majored in art therapy and psychology. I got to meet her in person this past winter when we chatted about art and life over hot cocoa. Little did either of us realize how lucky we were to have squeezed in a visit when we did, nor what the next six months would hold.[Read more…] about Creative People: Kaitlyn Kirchmeir
Pandemic. Civil unrest. Political blood sport. Nosedive of an economy. I put on five pounds. Four on a good day. Really, only three. But it feels like twenty.
Everything about life is heavy these days. Emotionally heavy, financially heavy, even the weather is thick with humidity. Time has slowed down to a crawl, mostly because we can barely keep track of it. We put on a pretense of normal, just like everyone else. But we all know it’s an act.[Read more…] about The Last Hurrah
I recently wrote about the ducklings, and I have to do it again. One, because #adorable. And two, because they really do teach me so much about the creative process. About life.[Read more…] about The Land of Expectation