Small town mentalities...

I love to listen to Ted talks. I live in a small town. Since I've graduated, sometimes I feel that my brain is turning into some sort of mash mash of nothingness. Ted Talks come in handy. There's so many inventive people in the world who have amazing ideas.

Jarrett Krosoczka. He's a children book author and he talked, candidly, about how he became one

 John Maeda, the President of RISD

Sometimes, I feel that we all have this possibility to be "bigger than ourselves" but we have this journey to take to get to that point. When I was younger, I wanted to be married before the age of 23 and have children. Obviously that didn't happen, but I don't feel bitter about it anymore. Especially after seeing people around me struggle with their children. Plus, I don't have the income to take care of a child at this moment.

I feel that there's this calling for me to do something extraordinary. I think that feeling is in all of us.


I have a part time job at my local library. I read stories to little children. It's a fantastic job and I love it so much. The children are captivated with the books and I like to feel that I bring them happiness for, at least, 30 minutes of that day.

Which got me thinking...what if i try to write and illustrate a picture book? When I was little, I wrote books. They were hilarious and they didn't really have a storyline. But they allowed for me to escape into a magical world. In high school, I decided to become a writer, but several of my english teachers said I had horriable grammar. ( but, on the filp side, they did say I had great ideas and great language!) Haha.

Anyway, I've created some luster necklaces for my etsy shop. They're so charming and I love them so much. They remind me of my life when things were easier. They're tree branch like and stem from my obsession with trees in high school and college.

I would draw trees and etch trees into porcelain, paint branches....there was even one low point where I wished I was a tree (haha) (Things were a bit trying at that point in my life) (no I wasn't going crazy)

In the picture on the left, I created a porcelain segmented caddy commission for a lady in New York. It was my first commission and I enjoyed it so much! She was super easy to work with. I miss carving. It's so spontaneous and freeing. 

I'm going to post my progress here on this blog with the writing and luster necklaces. (and, hopefully, carving) I feel that the trees are leading me into something nice and imaginative...haha.