Stop and Smell the Roses

“Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.” -Luther Burbank, American botanist While walking around my neighborhood, there are several houses I make a beeline toward in order to see what they’ve planted outside. In fact, there are several houses whose yards are so beautiful IContinue reading “Stop and Smell the Roses”

When Life Gets Rough, Do Pot(tery)

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they hate it or love it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” -Andy Warhol, artist and film director Whether you’re still in it, a fresh faced graduate, or your school days are far behindContinue reading “When Life Gets Rough, Do Pot(tery)”

I Would Walk 10,000 Miles

“To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.” -Mary Davis, author and spiritualist. Today, I wanted to talk a little bit about my creative process. It can take a lot of energy to write an article every Monday-Friday for this blog: ideas must be formulated. Drafts written then proofread. Then entirely deleted becauseContinue reading “I Would Walk 10,000 Miles”

Piano: Read. Play. Love.

“Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit and never dies.” -Edward Bulwer-Lytton, English Writer and Politician. I’ve always been a big lover of music: classical, hip-hop, alternative. You name it, I’ve heard it. Since my earliest days I still remember how the church pianist could make my hairs stand on endContinue reading “Piano: Read. Play. Love.”

Got a Project? There’s a Tutorial for That.

“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.” -Vernon Howard, Teacher/Philosopher Doorbell chime kit: $15.97. Two tubs of ready-to-spread grout: $16.28. Four new, cut-to-fit cordless blinds: $24.00 a piece. For less than $120 dollars, I spent the weekend fixing, installing, or otherwise finishing some of the little householdContinue reading “Got a Project? There’s a Tutorial for That.”

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

“There are three things we cry for in life: things that are lost, things that are found, and things that are magnificent.” – Douglas Coupland, Canadian novelist Today’s article is about a small miracle that occurred last night. Over the weekend, I fought hard to shake off a negative internal dialogue. A friend had comeContinue reading “Good Things Come to Those Who Wait”

Hey Mom. What’s for Dinner?

“Food may be essential as fuel for the body, but good food is fuel for the soul.” -Malcolm Forbes Today, I’ll be talking about food. I’ve been experimenting with the way I format my posts and I found I really liked today’s quote in particular. Malcolm Forbes, the entrepreneur and publisher of Forbes Magazine, reallyContinue reading “Hey Mom. What’s for Dinner?”