The Artist Who Took a Leap of Faith
“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,…Read more!
February 21, 2021 is my three-year anniversary with my boyfriend Tristan. 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 normal pandemic date—hiking, picnic, or movie night—we chose Craftiversary! I love all different type of crafts, especially learning new…Read more!
Crafting, COVID-19, and Mental Health
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…Read more!
Crocheting to Sustainability
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 noticed a “hot spot”…Read more!
DIY Vision Board: Eco Style
Last night I made my first vision board! My creation doesn’t look 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 I am…Read more!
The Fusion of Art and Science
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…Read more!
Why Your Local Museum Deserves Your Love
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…Read more!
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 my passion recently. Throughout high school, I made cakes shaped like bunnies, tiered cakes, cakes with the leg lamp from The Christmas Story, and so much…Read more!
My First Afghan Blanket!
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…Read more!
The Memory Behind Bullet Journaling
I originally wrote this article for Arts Help. You can find the original publication HERE Bullet journaling has been available for decades; however, it was not until the last few years that it became a widespread trend. Geared towards those who are more on the creative side, bullet journals lend themselves to a custom organization…Read more!