January 10, 2017

Rest easy Denyse

Friends

This is a little sketch I did yesterday in the midst of grief, knowing my dear friend only had days or hours to live. Our lives crossed during our teens which rooted us together, and then again 20 years later. Tied by the bond of friendship it's like we didn't miss a beat.

I'm thankful to of shared this planet with her.
Rest easy Denyse.


''Take Your Broken Heart, Make It Into Art'' -Carrie Fisher

December 31, 2016

Jar of Awesome 2016


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This is my third year doing a Jar of Awesome! I did a much better job this year keeping track of smaller things... although I definitely noticed that I was slacking towards the end of the year. I didn't do quite as much in November and December for various reasons (I had a hysterectomy on December 6th, so the whole month was fairly uneventful after that). Either way, I'm blown away at all the fun, the accomplishments, and the blessings! Amazing! If you don't do something like this, I highly recommend it. Such a fun and uplifting tradition! 

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In (mostly) chronological order, the contents of 2016's Jar of Awesome:

First ever spinning class at the YMCA
Paint party at Jackie's
Lifted 20+ lbs for entire body pump chest track
I Made It Mine 2016
Star Wars Episode VII (for the 4th time)
Weapons of Choice with Child Bite at Smiling Moose
St. John Passion at Heinz Hall (Featuring Holly Furman)
Pinball PA 
Finished huge batch of big and small pouches
Zao @ The Altar Bar
Weapons of Choice at the Lyndora
Weapons of Choice at Gooski’s w/Ash and Jon P
Finished Content
Mowed grass first time in 2016
Ash & Jon P Visited 3/26-3/27
Swam for the first time since high school
Finished 2.4 mile swim
Carly’s 21st Birthday
Lady Windermere’s Fan @ Art Center
Jury Duty
Steel City Con
Back to the 80’s The Musical
Art All Night
Went to The Church Brew Works
Saw Jungle Book
Saw The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee featuring Jon P.
Pittsburgh Marathon 5k
Got Instax camera for Mother’s Day
Met Doge at yard sale
Ran 5 miles
Cyndi Lauper at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
Got Mr. Stanky
Finished Mammoth
Weapons of Choice at Gooski’s again
Living Treasures for Holly’s Birthday
Rode bikes from Weirton, WV to Robinson, PA
Visited Shelley
Lost a total of 17 lbs since January 1st
Churches & Deathcab in Cleveland
Ran 6 miles
Rode Butler - Freeport & Back
Rode 70 miles Emlenton to Oil City & Back
Butler Road Race 2016 - 5 Miles
Audiofeed 2016
Went to Seattle
Road Washington State Ferrie
Rode from Seattle to Portland 205 Miles
Visited Wren, Andrew, Isaac & Paige
Japanese Garden in Portland
Visited Mt. St. Helens
Voodoo Donut - Portland
Visited Astoria
Cannon Beach
Rockaway Beach
Mike & Shannon Mains visited
Mike Mains & the Branches played at Reclamation
Kinzua Classic - 30 Miles
Insane Inflatable 5K
19th Wedding Anniversary
Heidi’s Bachelorette Party
Pedal the Lakes - 63 Miles
Booked Alaska Trip in 2017
Carly’s Bridal Shower
Sick of it All with Weapons of Choice at the Rex
Brian & Heidi’s Wedding
Reclamation Mug Club Party
Grove City Art Walk (Won 3rd Place!)
Finished NY Taxes (never again)
Got a new Printer
Got iPhone 7
The Great Race 10K
Thrice @ Stage AE
Ran 9.5 Miles with Dana
Applefest 2016
Josh & Carly’s Wedding
Sunken Trail 5k
Pittsburgh 10 Miler
Rode the T
The Dickies, The Queers & Weapons of Choice at Cattivo
I Made It! Holiday Market
Commission for Shawn
Partial Hysterectomy! 
Rogue One

Here's to a fantastic 2017! Make it the best ever!




December 28, 2016

R.I.P. Carrie Fisher

I really have no words. Carrie was my favorite. 

Your Worshipfullness

"Your Worshipfullness"
6x9
Watercolor and Ink

Print available here.

December 17, 2016

Redrum

Introducing my new painting inspired by The Shining!

Redrum

"Redrum"
20"x20"
acrylic on canvas

Original available in my Etsy Shop