Women of Woodworking – WOO Pit Crew

Rejection stings. It’s a necessary evil that every artist must develop a deep, complex relationship with. Sometimes we’re happy to be rejected. Other times it hurts enough to make you want to close your shop door and question whether or not there is even a place for you in the craft. When I started Women of... Continue Reading →

I Waited 14 Years to Find a Parking Spot

It’s been 14 years since I was injured and ill, but as I’m now awaiting my delivery date for my new powerchair next month (!) I am just now applying for a disabled parking placard.  Getting the placard was something I’ve kept putting off and pushing to the back of my to-do list…for years. I’d... Continue Reading →

Available Works Fall 2019

As the holidays draw near I have a quick and exciting update regarding my original artwork - I am offering a small selection of canvas or framed prints for $125 each plus shipping! I only create one canvas print of each piece so if that's your thing, get it while you can! I do offer multiple... Continue Reading →

Power Up!

I’m a 33-year-old mother of two in the process of getting a power wheelchair, and contrary to popular belief, it’s a wonderful thing. During a recent day out at the zoo with the family, I rented a motorized scooter to see if it helped with my pain levels and mobility. At a steep $40 price... Continue Reading →

Welcome Back.

There are moments I think I’m alone, and I forget that you’re around me. Then I remember that you are there and I become terrified. I can’t run. There’s no escape. So this time, I turn and face you. I lay my head and heart out for you. You envelop me and I leave my... Continue Reading →

A New Beginning

“Your life won’t ever be the same,” the surgeon said. I turned over in my hospital bed, in a pitifully tiny brown room. He said the words I expected to hear. I was past that shock. My window looked out towards nothing but a brick wall. At least the daylight could shine in. I was... Continue Reading →

Have Fun with the Little Things

In short, it’s been another hell of a week. Last weekend kicked it off with a visit to the emergency room, followed by needle jabs, visits to the doctor, and intrusive exams. Luckily, it’s just a large ovarian cyst causing me so much trouble. But my oh my is that routine little nuisance a painful one.... Continue Reading →

Home Sweet Home

I’ve felt stifled by social media lately and I’ve had to remember that while I’ve found a great tool to share my endeavors on my channels, social media itself is not a viable medium for my creative expression. It’s always changing, and I ove words and always have. But I must admit I often skip... Continue Reading →

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