In 2017, on Halloween weekend or "Halloweekend", I met Tristan Moore at Juniata College. We have been dating since the Spring of 2018. JC is the place we met and fell in love. Last weekend Tristan officially graduated from Juniata and I got to finally walk for my 2020 graduation. I knew for a while … Continue reading My First Afghan Blanket!
"I want to be able to wake up, have a cup of coffee, and paint all day for the rest of my life"Samiha Brown Taking the plunge and quitting your job to pursue your art and happiness during a pandemic is not easy. It requires courage and A LOT of hardwork and dedication. Samiha Brown, … Continue reading The Artist Who Took a Leap of Faith
Surprise! It's Spring here in Maryland! This lovely season brings so many gifts of renewal and I am ecstatic. Tristan and I decided to plant sunflowers, carnations, and dahlias as seedlings to celebrate the season. I love fresh bouquets of flowers but it's not always the most environmentally friendly option because the flowers go through … Continue reading Sweet lil Seedlings
Baking has been a creative outlet for me since I was about 13. I think Cake Boss started it all for me...and The Great British Bake Off absolutely reignited the passion in the last year or so. Throughout high school, I made cakes shaped like bunnies, tiered cakes, cakes with the leg lamp from The … Continue reading Healing Cupcakes
February 21, 2021 was the three year anniversary of when my boyfriend, Tristan, and I started dated. Our usual celebration options like going to a nice dinner or skiing were not viable choices due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than do our now normal pandemic date—hiking, picnic, or movie night—we chose Craftiversary! I love all … Continue reading Craftiversary!
I originally wrote this article for Arts Help. You can find the original publication HERE. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to raise new challenges, triggering anxiety, stress, and isolation. Societies have adapted to restrictions, creating a new normal; however, many of these creative solutions will not be available as winter arrives, and cold weather prevents outside … Continue reading Crafting, COVID-19, and Mental Health
I originally wrote this article for ArtsHelp. Follow the links below to find this article on their site and discover other ArtsHelp authors. ArtsHelp Authors: https://www.artshelp.net/authors/ Fusion of Art and Science: https://www.artshelp.net/the-fusion-of-art-and-science/ “Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses–learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else”Leonardo … Continue reading The Fusion of Art and Science
As humans, we have developed thousands of single use products that have been marketed and implemented into our daily lives. As a result, our landfills are over capacity and single use items are washing into our waterways and harming wildlife. In my own journey of reducing my single use waste, I have noticed a "hot … Continue reading Crocheting to Sustainability
This article was originally written for the nonprofit: Arts Help. l am a contract volunteer journalist for Arts Help. Check out more articles by the other writers! Museums are a staple of most cities and communities; they bring education, cultural immersion, and unity. Famous institutions like the Louvre in Paris or the Smithsonian in Washington … Continue reading Why Your Local Museum Deserves Your Love
Last night I made my first vision board! I don't think mine looks like the average examples on Pinterest (oops) so we're gonna call it the Discover with Deanna version. When making my own vision board I had three priorities: Don't be wastefulOnly make it for monthly goalsUse your bullet journal Don't be wasteful As … Continue reading DIY Vision Board: Eco Style