Announcing my 2018 resolutions and goals! I love the 'fresh start' feeling that the New Year provides - do you feel ready to take on 2018? From cleaning my house (sorted through my clothing using Marie Kondo's 'does it spark joy' criteria today), to taking time to be thoughtful about striving to be a better… Continue reading 2018 Resolutions and Goals
It has been quite a journey this year, starting my new @ThePlumGrove art endeavor and each month finding a little time to make something new. I'm so happy to be finally reaching the stage where I've made enough things that I am ready to bundle up my very first set of artwork for Jewish holidays… Continue reading Jewish Holiday Postcard Bundles are here!
Recent life events have left me feeling many things - mostly grief over the death of my younger brother, who faced alcohol addiction and mental health issues for many years and passed away in June at the age of 33. This loss has definitely triggered an introspective look, thinking about humanity, life, and how to… Continue reading Refocusing and introspection.
I'm thrilled to have recently printed my 5th and 6th postcards of the year in my Patreon Postcard series project. With that 6th card I'm now half way through the year's production goal of 12 cards! My May Mother's Day themed postcard is now available on Etsy, as is the June Father's Day postcard. It's… Continue reading May and Mother’s Day!
I'm ready for action! Let's get this art adventure started. First, thoughts on picking a name. Escapades in Naming Naming, Step One: Finding a niche and brainstorming concepts: What defines the idea/product/business? What's the unique value proposition in terms of how people relate to other things already well known? I brainstormed - gardening, urban horticulture, city farmer,… Continue reading Naming – #ThePlumGrove
After 11 years working at a nonprofit I care about deeply, from starting fresh out of college in 2005, through more than a decade of projects, training, personal growth, and professional achievement, the time has come for me to leave that which is deeply familiar to me, and move on to new endeavors - focusing… Continue reading A Time for New Beginnings
I am doubtful that any fruit will set on my nectarine tree this year, as this poor tree was doused with a rain/wind storm for the last 10 days, but the blossoms were quite lovely none-the-less. With my spouse Max flying back and forth to LA during the week, it has left me a limited amount… Continue reading 2012 Gardening Experiences