Impermanence

Hello, summertime. Deep, meandering thoughts from an artist who is managing kids and trying to make new art during the longest/shortest season of the year… I know I’ve written about this before, but summer is so strange for me. It has always felt heavy and bittersweet, even as a child. My birthday is in the … More Impermanence

Languishing

An article popped up from a friend on my social media feed: “Feeling Blah During the Pandemic? It’s Called Languishing.” I clicked the New York Times link and read about that middle ground between the valleys of depression and the peaks of feeling good: languishing. It is something that we have been faced with as … More Languishing

Successes and Accomplishments Amid the Absurdity of 2020

Pride is a sin, I know. My great-grandmother reminded me of that all the time. Anytime I get ready to feel the tiniest bit proud of something, I shrink back and say, “No, it’s okay if I don’t say anything.” This year has been ridiculously absurd and strange, like some alternate reality or prequel to … More Successes and Accomplishments Amid the Absurdity of 2020

Genevieve’s Gambit

One of my absolute favorite pastimes is trolling photography credit card scammers. For those of you who don’t know, photographers and other small business owners/vendors get approached by scammers who request an event be photographed. Seems legit until they insist on paying with a credit card AND let you know that you can “do them … More Genevieve’s Gambit

Neurotic November…

…rolling right into Dumbfounded December. Just like that, I turned around and the month has passed me by… Hello. Been a minute. My regular depression and quarantine depression hooked up with my seasonal depression and it’s been a bit of a spiral. In the spirit of using my sense of humor to mask inner turmoil, … More Neurotic November…

Long time, no see

Who would have known that the first two weeks of “summer break” would be busier than all of “lockdown” so far? School supply drop off and pick up days, yearly checkups and appointments, consultations, and bribing my eldest child to allow herself to be photographed for an ongoing series… I am exhausted. Today was the … More Long time, no see

Quarantine Chronicles #11 – Nitashia Johnson, Artist/Graphic Designer

This is the eleventh part in a series of images and interviews about how life has changed (or not) during the COVID-19 quarantine. The purpose is to show how we’re all in this together and we’re not all that dissimilar. Nitashia Johnson is a photographer, artist, graphic designer, and a fresh voice for the Black … More Quarantine Chronicles #11 – Nitashia Johnson, Artist/Graphic Designer

Quarantine Chronicles #10 – Amanda Mayeaux, Professor/Educator

This is the tenth part in a series of images and interviews about how life has changed (or not) during the COVID-19 quarantine. The purpose is to show how we’re all in this together and we’re not all that dissimilar. Amanda Mayeaux is a great friend of mine and brilliant educator. She spends her time … More Quarantine Chronicles #10 – Amanda Mayeaux, Professor/Educator

Quarantine Chronicles #9 – Jenn Tormo, Editor 225 Magazine

This is the ninth part in a series of images and interviews about how life has changed (or not) during the COVID-19 quarantine. The purpose is to show how we’re all in this together and we’re not all that dissimilar. Jenn Tormo is the editor of 225 Magazine in Baton Rouge. They’re known for their … More Quarantine Chronicles #9 – Jenn Tormo, Editor 225 Magazine