Fashion Challenge 2018

When I was in college, I worked for a while in the theater costume shop and it remains one of my most favorite experiences. Not just the atmosphere itself, though that was pretty great, but I loved the thought process that went in to the different looks we created for the characters and specific plays. It helped me to realize that our appearances can tell a story, whether we want them to or not, and this can be a powerful…

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Stories are my Center

I don’t know if you have ever seen the animated movie Rise of the Guardians, but it’s a sweet and fun movie that depicts Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and the Sandman as the guardians of childhood, under the guidance of the Man in the Moon. When Pitch Black (the boogeyman) threatens the world, another guardian, Jack Frost, is brought into their ranks to protect the innocence of the children of the world. I was introduced to…

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I seriously love the beginning of a new year. I love fresh starts, clean slates, and other such metaphors. I love that the holidays are over and that the sunlight is finally starting to lengthen every day once again. 2017 was actually a pretty good year for me: I published a new book, got chickens, made some long overdue road trips to visit with people that I love, read 50ish books total, even went on a couple dates (an unusual…

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