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!
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 … 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