This weekend, Memorial Day marks the end of spring and the entry to summer. Earlier in the year, I pledged that 2023 would be the year of consistency and, after being inspired by a certain 90’s sitcom, I dared to have more fun getting dressed every day. I managed to pull that off, dressing in a fun, exciting way Monday-Friday (and if I left the house on the weekends, then too) through both winter and spring, and most days I even remembered to snap a photo so I could track my progress! All clothes purchased this year are thrifted from my local goodwill. Here’s a montage my phone quickly whipped up from my “outfits” album I started this year, starting from today and going backwards to early January.Continue reading “Fashion Fun Update!”
Precious Moments: Recent Sketches
I’ve been prioritizing time for sketching lately. I identify as a painter, but a painting feels like too much pressure right now with all that I’m trying to balance. I’m stretched too thin and less is needed, for sure. As I get a handle of things, my sketchbook has given me respite. The goal of the subject matter is the same as my paintings: illuminating everyday beauty, marveling at moments misinterpreted as monotony, and savoring life’s abundant sweetness.
The first of a recent visit to Colonial Gardens in Fairfield, CT.
This sketch encourages the viewer to see things through the child’s perspective. To wonder.
The next one is capturing a recent record store visit to Vinyl Street Cafe.
I don’t like drawing faces, but I figure I might as well practice here and there.
The final sketch I’m sharing today I just completed, and it’s from a picture I took in our playroom.
I’ve had so much to write about on here that I haven’t written a thing. I’m dipping my toe back in.
New York Comic-Con 2021: Adam Savage Panel + Covid Differences
On Friday I hopped on the train with my teen and headed into the city with him for the first time since covid began for New York Comic-Con 2021. This wasn’t our first time to the convention—we attended NYCC 2019 and had tickets booked already for 2020’s event that was later cancelled.
We initially had tickets for the whole family, but as the event neared we decided that we didn’t feel comfortable taking our younger son, who’s not yet of age for a vaccine, and ended up taking a couple of my teen’s friends. Though his friends were coming, he still wanted to do a duo costume with me. After some deliberation, we both had the idea at the exact same time(!) that the iconic duo we should dress up as had to be Jay and Silent Bob.
I was away on a girls trip for the week (more about that later!) leading up to the event, so my teen decided with his dad what panels he and I were attending, and didn’t realize we were seeing the world premiere of the new Chucky TV show (which was amazing!!) and Adam Savage, nor did I realize the sort of royalty that the former MythBusters host is in the Comic-Con circuit. Unlike my husband and son, I’m not invested in any of the specific fandoms represented at the Cons, I’m more of a nerd for Art, Creators, and Costuming.Continue reading “New York Comic-Con 2021: Adam Savage Panel + Covid Differences”