Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Announcing Penny Bun Press!

Many of you have already peeked behind the curtain at the magic I've been working on since October.  While there have been a lot of bumps in the road, I'm excited to announce: 


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Notes from the Atelier - 1/12/2021

   at·el·ier

/ˌadlˈyā/

1: an artist's or designer's studio or workroom


With the close of the semester and finishing my Bookstudies Capstone Project
I assumed I'd take a break. 
Nope. 

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

From XL to XS - I broke up with eating things that aren't good for me.


I have a secret to share with you all. I didn’t mean it to be a secret, but when you don’t actually see anybody in your life for nine months, sometimes things just don’t get out. 



First I have a little story to tell...

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Word of the year: Devotion



While I've read about people who've advocated for picking a "word of the year" for many years, I never felt drawn to pick on for myself.  People would rave about how it helped them to focus their priorities, align their inner compass, and to help them get back up when they fell. 

My life is in constant flux and has been for as long as I can remember - regular moves my entire life (seven states), grand and small adventures, starting a family, my husband's undergrad, grad-school, and military career, and now my own degree. As each of these major changes arises, I reorient, reassess, and move forward.

However, for a couple of weeks, I've been hearing a whisper of inspiration to claim a word for the coming year. While much good has come from this past year, I long for more clarity, direction, and fulfillment. I've been feeling inklings of inspiration for about a week and then last night felt clear that I would choose a word of the year. It is: 


(click through for calligraphy of one of my favorite poems and more!) 

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Book Studies Capstone Project for Fall 2020 - Smith College Ada Comstock Scholar

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I am proud to say that I have completed my Book Studies Concentration Capstone project. (Click through to see videos and more photos of the finished book!) I was the happy recipient of the Rosenthall Fellowship for Book Studies Capstone projects and am so grateful for all the support I received from my advisor, Barry Moser.