Happy Birthday!!!

Good evening, everyone! I have some great news! My birthday is coming up this week! YAY!!!!! Because it’s so last minute, I will not be accepting presents, but rather request you give yourself the gift of something nice just for you. Maybe it’s reading a book and enjoying a hot cup of cocoa, maybe it’s an evening of binge-watching your favorite show, or maybe it’s going out and splurging for that travel mug you’ve been eyeing.

I had an AMAZING week last week hanging out with my two nephews, who are 15 and 8 years old. They are funny, clever, and really nice. I really love them both and am so proud they are my family.

The only downside to my time with them is that as soon as I recovered from my own cold, I got my nephew’s cold, and it turned into bronchitis. YUCK. I went to the doctor today and got some awesome medicine and hopefully will be a lot better for my birthday. But until then, OFF TO BED!

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A Busy Week

Hi there! How was your week? Did you meet any interesting people? Did you try a new ice cream flavor? Was it delicious?

I was pretty busy this week working at the library, and I didn’t have an opportunity to finish any drawings beyond the rough sketch stage I’m pretty excited about what I’m working on because it’s very silly. I like silly.

Story Time is wonderful, and I’m starting to find my stride as a Youth Services Clerk. It really helps that the children and their grown-ups are so darn AMAZING. They make the job easy, and I’m really glad we have this time together.

Cheesy? Of course, it is, but still true.

This dragon came to visit me a while ago and wanted to say hello.Β  Keep your distance though, unless you want to get a cold.Β  But we both (dragon and I) would like to hear more about the ice cream you ate this week. We’re all ears!

 

 

Stuffy Head Cold

Monster Month

Hello again! I’m so happy to see you! How has your month been going? I hope it’s been really wonderful since we’ve last been here.

I took on a new position at the library. You are now reading the blog of the Youth Services Clerk. So now I get to handle programming from infants to teens, and every week there are three STORY TIMES. I love Story Time, and I LOVE the families that come and spend a bit of their morning with us. I learn loads from the children, like how to jump up and down and shout “I LOVE THE COLOR BLUE!!”

Of course, it’s not all roses. There are temper tantrums, boogery noses, and once, someone even threw up. Note to self: this story time program makes kids barf; please revise for next year.

Are you following me on Instagram yet? No? WELL, WHY NOT? Just in case you aren’t, here are some monsters you may have missed.

 

 

 

Monster-Sized Feelings

Hello and Happy Thursday to you. Well, that is, if you are reading this on a Thursday. You might be reading this on a different day of the week, in which case, happy Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday to you.

There are SO many things I want to tell you about, and SO much that has happened since I last wrote to you. But this is only one blog post, and you probably only have a few minutes before your next meeting, or appointment, or until the light turns green. Note: please do not die reading this blog post while driving. Thank you very much.

This was a difficult summer and full of emotions. But there were some really wonderful things about it too. I went to Highlights with my friend Jeff and we met some AMAZING people there who were so nice. I really can’t recommend going to a Highlights Foundation event enough. I really left with purpose and joy in my heart, and being able to keep up with those awesome people on Instagram and twitter has been so lovely. Art was fun again and continues to be fun.

I met some monster friends this week who had some monster-sized emotions. I am having SO much fun with these guys. I am posting regularly on Instagram, so please follow me there for more monster fun!

 

 

 

 

 

Thar be Monsters here

 

I’m working on a story idea, and I met some monsters along the way. These monsters didn’t work for the story, but I really liked them, and invited them to come back for another story.Β  And if not, hopefully they’ll stop by for tea and cake at least.

Some updates regarding this site and social media:

I quit Facebook this summer. The last straw for me was discovering some of their policies that protected users who engaged in racist and aggressive behaviors towards other users. I still like you very much, I just don’t like facebook. Leaving was a good choice for me, and I thank you for your understanding and compassion.

I’ll be utilizing this blog more often to communicate events, announcements and sharing my process with you. This is a great time to communicate your preferences to how often you would like to read new posts πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

MerMay

During the month of May, a lot of artists participate in a drawing exercise called MerMay, and they draw a lot of mermaids throughout the month. How many of you wanted to be a mermaid, swimming along in the oceans and talking to fish all day about seaweed?

Uh. It sounded more magical when I was a kid πŸ™‚

“This is not what I meant when I said a wanted to be a mermaid!”

A quiet place

My grandfather passed away about three weeks ago. “Hey buddy!” He’d say when you walked in the room. He had a lot of buddies πŸ™‚

I’ve been working a lot at my part time job, and just kinda processing this event. I don’t really want to talk about it. This week, I’m back to drawing in earnest, and I find a lot of comfort in it.

RedBubble Opening

Well, I made the plunge and decided to sell stuff on Redbubble. I like their site and everything I’ve ordered from them has been pretty nice. Society 6 became really difficult to navigate, and I like the ease of setting up items on Redbubble.

So what’s up on the site? A couple of fun pieces

1. I am a unicorn

2. Funk That Shirt

There’s more than just t shirts at Redbubble, so I hope you’ll check it out. You can also let me know in the comments here if you are like “Hey, I’d love to buy something with “_______”on it! And I’ll be like “I DECIDE STUFF AROUND HERE!” And probably make it anyway, because I really care about you πŸ™‚