Austin Craft Riot Summer Show

If you’ve been around the blog awhile, you probably already know this as I’ve been talking about it for a few weeks. But this upcoming weekend is the annual Austin Craft Riot Summer Show. It’s got over 70 local handmade artisans and food trucks and kids activities and live music and a bar. And it’s inside in the air conditioning. And, most importantly, it’s my first major craft show and you should come. My booth will be right up front by the lobby – hard to miss! Here are the details:

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If you are an Austinite or just in town this weekend, definitely stop by and say hi! And maybe buy an awesome print, just saying. 😉 I may or may not have free candy, if that sways you. I will certainly be taking custom orders, for both art prints and that deep-v women’s style shirt in my made-to-order section.

If you’re not in Austin, you can always check out my Etsy shop, though I was a mad print-making machine leading up to this show and not all of them have made it to the shop yet.

Off to deconstruct my practice booth and put it all in the car!

Stop by if you can, wish me luck if you can’t, and have a great weekend everyone!

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Book Review: The Girl With All the Gifts

The Girl With All the Gifts

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove: this week's round-up of read-worthy links.

Video of the week: Dear Kitten. Life lessons from an older cat. Photo series of the week: Pit Bulls Photographed As Lovely Fairy Tale Creatures. Comic of the week: Penny Arcade vs. the Mash-Up Tee. Been There, Done That: Why We Keep Retelling Fairy Tales. How To Be A Grown Ass Woman: Health + Personal Care. Don’t Worry: Stupid People Will Kill Us All Before The Robots Do. The Scourge of “Relatability”. The author makes a distinction between identification with characters (which is viewed as positive) and finding characters relatable (which is viewed as negative). I disagree with that premise […]

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Taking Stock

Taking a page from Pip’s book and using this list to do a life snapshot. Making : a few more prints for this weekend’s craft show. Cooking : nothing at the moment. Will probably have leftovers for lunch (spaghetti). Drinking : water. Reading: The Furies by Mark Alpert. Wanting: to do too many things at once. Looking: at the computer screen, out the window, and occasionally at the pup at my feet. Playing: I was playing Two Dots, but I beat all of the levels. I need a new iPhone game now. Deciding: what to tackle next after I finish […]

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Book Review: The House of the Four Winds

House of the Four Winds

The House of the Four Winds (One Dozen Daughters #1) by Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory. I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Princess Clarice is the eldest of 13 royal children – 12 girls and one boy. Her parents, though loving, are also too poor to dowry 12 daughters and leave their son something to rule the kingdom with. So it’s decided that on each girl’s 18th birthday, she will set out into the world to make her own fortune. Clarice is thrilled with the idea, and hatches a plan […]

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove: this week's round-up of read-worthy links.

3 Ways To Say No To People Who Want To Pick Your Brain Americans are overworked but aren’t taking time off. What gives? 3 Ways to Earn More Money from Client Work 7 Weirdest Things About Working From Home. #1 so much, though usually it’s to Sienna, not myself. This One Weird Trick Will Make You 95% More Productive At Work! Lol. Man-made ‘breathing’ leaf is an oxygen factory for space travel 28 Famous Men Who Prove You Don’t Need To Be A Woman To Be A Feminist This Is What Sex-Positive Parenting Really Looks Like You can stop spamming […]

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Book Review: I, Morgana

I, Morgana by Felicity Pulman. I received a free copy of this book for review from NetGalley. I’ve long been fascinated by the legend of King Arthur, especially retellings where new perspectives or unexpected elements are added. Consequently, as soon as I saw this title available on NetGalley, I applied. In many ways its the traditional legend of King Arthur, except this version is told in 1st person from the point of view of Morgana (Morgan le Fay), Arthur’s sorceress half-sister. Raised from a young age with the expectation of ruling her father Gorlois’ kingdom, Morgana sees her birthright usurped […]

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