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
My Mother's Old Fashioned Stuffing Recipe - I have very fond memories growing up of thanksgiving morning together in the kitchen with my mother, father, and brother, each with a task related to this recipe. Usually my dad would be cutting the onions, I would be cutting the celery, my brother would be slicing up the… Continue reading Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe