Our girl Bree has done it (again!). She’s about to release her new children’s book “Milo and Georgie” and it’s a big topic made relatable. Change is at the forefront, but not only that it can be scary, but also how leaning into change can be a new wonderful discovery on the other side.
Last night, when I should have been sleeping, I was catching up on Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist – in particular her chapter “Not here to make friends.” The chapter title comes from that inevitable quip from every ‘difficult’ (usually female) member of any competitive reality show, when it turns out she’s not here for pedicures and pillow fights with her teammates. Because if a woman isn’t kind, agreeable, and making all the right decisions – she must be a bitch or a loser right?
In my endless quest to find balance between technology and sanity – without moving off-grid to start my own self-sustainable textile/veggie farm – I have begun to institute Sans Social Media Saturday. No instagram, no facebook, no websites, no email…
I’ve had a grand total of ONE of these Saturdays. Apparently I was firmly stuck in the procrastination station, because although I’ve had this idea for months, I just instituted it last weekend.
So how’d it go, you ask?
And now for a quick gloat — I mean note… Our first class at Collage Collage was a complete success! This past Friday, Carina and I started what will be a 10+ week adventure on teaching the 8-12 year old crowd everything we know about writing and illustrating. Usually this is where I’d add a self-deprecating line (“which is decidedly not much…”), but this is one of the aspects of my life in which I have confidence in myself (and as you know, my confidence never waivers in Carina). Continue Reading