Of Pens & Paintbrushes

Chasing Fireflies

First off: There are ten new one-of-a-kind Bebe fountain pens in the shop. It took me a little over a week to get these done, at around

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Notes for 2027/05/27

//11:40am Seven out of ten times when I feel like I despise people, I’m just hungry or tired. The other three times though are well

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Of Pens & Paintbrushes

A Very Useful Engine

First off: There are four new folded greeting card designs available. If you like yellow or blue, you will want to check these out- they

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Notes

Notes for 2024/05/22

//12:06pm I have four pens about finished, as of last night. Part of my brain is chomping at the bit to get me to head

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Notes

Notes for 2024/05/21

//11:30am I like being in my 40’s so far. I have just enough experience to know when to nope out of a wide range of

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Of Pens & Paintbrushes

The Paradox of Vulnerability 

First off: The first wave of The Purple Drop is live. There’s ten pens this time. I’ve already started the next wave of pens, with blanks cut

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On The Practice

Incremental Is A Good Thing

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On The Practice

Translating Shadows

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On The Practice

On The Queen of Coins

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Rants

On Baby Steps

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Of Pens & Paintbrushes

Paradoxically

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Unexpected Pumpkins

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Corrosive

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Re-Roofing & Relationships

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Of Pens & Paintbrushes

Their Majesty, Our Inner Drama Queen

First off: There are still a few labradorite,sodalite, and jasper art-pendants available, and of course, pens. I have some new, smaller, original ink paintings to scan and photograph for

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Of Pens & Paintbrushes

Requiem for the Living

Hey you. First off: There’s five new pendants, one pair of earrings, and about 20 or so Fidget Pens and Seam Rippers/Stilettos newly listed in the shop this week.

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The Way of The Fridge

Hey you. First off: I have been wrestling with some jewelry in the new collection, and it’s been challenging. I’m refusing to cave on my

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Loss & Wok Seasoning

Hey you. First off: There’s a whole bunch of brand new (and gorgeous) pens in the shop. Somewhere around 20. Mostly Fidget Pens, but there

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On Ends & Being Optional

Hi you, First: Preorder pricing for the Snowflake Pendant and Earrings ends this week, so if you’d forgotten to order (I’ve forgotten so much lately,

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On The Art

Dysmorphia

There are really no good words to describe the individual experience of stunning clarity when the veil of the self parts to reveal the Infinite All.

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On The Art

The Mystic [Psyclocybin]

There are really no good words to describe the individual experience of stunning clarity when the veil of the self parts to reveal the Infinite All.

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On The Art

Sensory Overload

There are really no good words to describe the individual experience of stunning clarity when the veil of the self parts to reveal the Infinite All.

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Airplane Mode

The airplane mode key on my laptopreminds me of you, you know.That little icon flyingleft to rightjust over halfway through it’ssymbolic and stationary tripacross the

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Perfectionism & Death

It’s not until the influence was gonethat I realized how strong it was,how deep it’s roots were,and how little of what it grewI wanted to

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And so I let it burn.

Today was one of those days wherethe casual jokingabout something personal and important to me,and the way people in powercan let their ego result in crueltyjust

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Healing

Color Me Red

The above photo is the Weekly Wallpaper for Patreon & Kofi Supporters – the high res is available on both platforms for download, just to

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Sorry, I'm Rambling

[SIR] Chop Wood, Carry Water

Become a Patron! Series Navigation<< [SIR] On The Gap, and the Skill Multipliers of Mastery and Good Taste[SIR] On Love, Letting Go, Responsibility, and Rain

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Madness

Madness the individual experienceof this consciousness;each one shifted just a hairfrom the one before, butcollectively andfrom a distancewe can discern a general image,like looking through scattered

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Photos: August 2nd, 2020

Photos from August 2nd, 2020.  Wildflowers, a discarded battery found in the construction sand piles of the bridge that may never get finished, one butterfly.

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Photos: August 1st, 2020

Photos from August 1st, 2020. More flowers, aloe vera blooms, a fly on fern, bugs, some chickens, reflections in the goldfish pond, and grass-like plants

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Photos: July 29th, 2020

Photos from July 29th, 2020. Spiders, orchids, more roses, some random bits from around the office. A much lusted after lens arrived today (many thanks

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Photos: July 28th, 2020

Photos from July 28th, 2020. It’s mostly garden shots, with some rose and frogs to balance things out. Shot with my Nikon D3100 with a

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Photos: July 26th, 2020

Photos from July 26th, 2020. It’s mostly (entirely) me wandering around the yard – but there’s so many beautiful, fascinating things out there, if you’re

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First Impressions No. 1

Foundation/Substrate: A 12″ x 18″ x 2″ cradled wood panel; panel made by my husband, Steve Muller. Medium: Handmade encaustic paint.Frame/Finishing: Standard 1/4″ black poplar frame, finished

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Potential (March 5th, 2019)

I did
only what I needed to survive,
and what made me happy,
and the rest of the bloody world
could very well be damned
to burn and freeze in the hell of it’s own
illusory requirements
of accomplishment and success
and all the fools-gold-trappings that go with it.

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This (March 1, 2019)

My desks are a messand I’m caught between this feeling ofthere’s so much to doand none of it needs done;there’s soap that could be boxedbut since

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#SnarkAhead: Sad Peach

So, I’m a member of a lot of soap groups, because it’s fascinating watching other people. I’m weird, what can I say.  Well, once upon

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On The Practice

The Privilege of Hobbies

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Making Things

Curious Green Growing Things

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ENC 101

ENC 101: What Is Encaustic Made Of?

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Grace Under Pressure

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Bits and Pieces and Parts

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On The Practice

Scribbles & Thoughts: February 19, 2018

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On The Practice

All About The World & Drawing Eyeballs

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On The Practice

Tabula Rasa: The Sign Part 1, & On Being Home

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On The Practice

Hot & Cold Pipes

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On The Practice

A Multidisciplinary Waltz

I have  songs I love turned all the way up and I made homemade brownies (for the first time, like, ever) and my husband is

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Mercury Is At It Again

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On The Practice

Thinking You Know Is Not The Same As Knowing

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Rants

Today is the kind of day when my skin doesn’t fit right

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Poetry

He loves you [poetry]

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Personal

Scaffolding & The Blessing of Housework

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On Feels

Anger Is A Protective Response

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Fighting Resentment Encaustic on panel. Framed and resin encased. 24" x 24" May 2017
On The Art

Painting: Fighting Resentment

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Rants

My Truths About Impostor Syndrome: A Bullet List

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On The Practice

Living With An Artist Is Weird & The Blessing of Experience

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On The Practice

You’ve Got To Stay Hungry

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Art I Love

Art I Love for May 1-7, 2017.

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Food

Super Awesome Tex-Mex Style Rice Recipe

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On The Practice

You Are Creative

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Humor

Today I Met The Neighborhood Escape Artist

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On The Practice

On Social Media Snubbing & The Fickle Algorithm

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Personal

Yes, But… What If It’s Not?

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I Choose You, Still.

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Poetry

Sometimes

Sometimes you just say fuck it. Sometimes you just let go. Sometimes it’s not worth the song and dance of heavy boots on your heart

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Personal

Golden-Brown Bamboo Leaves

                We have five stands of as-big-around-as-my-thighs bamboo on our land. Bamboo that towers above all but the

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On The Art

About Power | On Being Human

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Why Design Suggestions on Social Media Are So. Damn. Frustrating.

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On The Art

Painting: Condescension

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On The Practice

June 21, 2016: It’s Not About Motivation

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] I sat down to work over an hour ago, with the intention of getting custom

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Rants

The #FailParty

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Anyone who has ever had a few drinks with their close friends will tell you

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Making Things

June 11, 2016: Pink Dryad, Spoonflower, New Wrap Designs

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Today I worked. I worked on chain for a bit, and did some cooking with

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Rants

June 10, 2016: On Neurodivergence, Business, Money

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] It’s been one hell of a couple of weeks. Not entirely in the best way,

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Morning Newses

Morning Newses: 2016-03-04

#MorningNewses   North Korea is threatening to nuke everyone, after having sanctions placed on them, and having a cargo ship held. They could likely do it

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ENC 101

Welcome to Encaustic 101

Encaustic. (Ehn-CAHW-stick. Not enquastick, not encowstick, not enquashtick. Ehn-CAHW-stick.) You’ve seen it around, you’ve sat in awe over some of the effects, the textures, the

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encaustic on panel; detail. 2015.
On The Practice

The Awesome Gift of Patreon & 2016

Starting to prep for taxes, and I’m starting with Patreon​. It’s the most straight forward, numbers wise. It’s nice having to take it into consideration

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encaustic on panel; detail. 2015.
On The Practice

Enter Title Here, So I Did

So, titles are settled on. From the series ‘You Are Here’: Inspiration Power Doubt Momentary Transcendence New Beginnings Unexpected Turbulence — Finishing work is all

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encaustic on panel; detail. 2015.
On The Practice

Hater Mix Tape & Exhausted

I have to clean the sides of three pieces, and paint two more. Finishing of all six will be Saturday and Sunday. I’m good taking

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Encaustic detail, 2015.
On The Practice

I Love Painting, But…

I love painting. Even though nights of pouring my guts out on to panels after long days working three other businesses (Jewelry, Jamberry, & Posh),

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