i will reach inside just to find my heart is beating.

I have another snow day tomorrow so decided to open up some mulled wine.  Which makes me feel creative apparently.

Medium: Watercolor

Text: When the day has come / That I’ve lost my way around / And the seasons stop / And hide beneath the ground / When the sky turns gray / And everything is screaming / I will reach inside / Just to find my heart is beating.

-Imagine Dragons “Bleeding Out”

Really into this song apparently.


i will be your scarecrow.  

It was a snow day (#teacherperks) so I decided to finish something I started awhile ago.

Medium: Watercolor, Pastel

Text: When the hour is nigh / And hopelessness is sinking in / And the wolves all cry / To fill the night with hollering. / When your eyes are red / And emptiness is all you know / With the darkness fed / I will be your scarecrow.

-Imagine Dragons, Bleeding Out

Something I always wanted to tell Josie, but didn’t have the time.

morning people are weird.

Medium: Watercolor

This one is actually textless.  I kept reworking it and reworking it and couldn’t figure out what I didn’t like about it. And then realized she looks like someone who would be a peppy morning person, and that annoys me.



My niece (who thinks I’m a really good artist, which is really sweet) asked me to paint “smile, be happy” on a canvas for her birthday.  I was touched that a 11 year old just wanted my art for her birthday lol.  Which was in October and I just now finished lol… pretty typical for me, actually…

Medium: Acrylic, Watercolor 


all the lines come down heavy on me.

Text: It’s been a long day / and all the lines come down heavy on me.  – Rosi Golan “Been a Long Day”

Medium: Watercolor 


there are no warnings only signs.

Text: Where are you now?  Do you let me down?  Do you make me grieve for you?  -Brandi Carlile “Pride and Joy”

Medium: Watercolor 


and that thought makes me impossibly sad.

Text: Sometimes I think if you chose to say goodbye I wouldn’t be that upset, and that thought makes me impossibly sad.

Medium: Watercolor.  Doesn’t look like it but I spend a lot of time on the background haha.  I also burned the envelope with a match.  Think now it would have looked better stark white but alas.  


if I die young send me away with the words of a love song. 

A penny for my thoughts, oh no I’ll sell them for a dollar / They’re worth so much more after I’m a goner / And maybe then you’ll hear the words I been singin’ / Funny when you’re dead how people start listenin’.  -“If I Die Young” – The Band Perry 


i wear them on my skin.

The thing that I love most about summer break (I taught summer school so I’m technically just starting summer break) is that if I can’t sleep I can stay up as late as I want and doodle all the fuck I want. I hear all the time “teachers have it easy” lol but we NEED these weeks off to recharge after dealing with your children.  At the end of the year a kid told me “you’re just a fat white bi*** who can’t get a man.”  This was a 5th grader.  AND I teach in a “good” school lol.  That’s just the average fifth grader these days… I love my job but I’m going to get as much therapeutic painting in as I can before school starts.

Medium: Watercolor, Mixed Media

Text: With every hour that passes / I try to tell myself / What I know / That nights are only ashes / Of days gone by burned / Black and broken-Lisa Hannigan “Lo”


oh, the devil won’t have me.

Medium: Watercolor

Text: Oh, the devil won’t have me, I wonder who will, I wonder who will.  -Lisa Hannigan “The Fall”