After 6 1/2 years of keeping them separate, we opened the borders between Mac-- our bunny, and Purr-Tater and Hobbs-- our cats. They both sneak in and out of their spaces so much, one day we decided to let them stay together and see what happened. We watched them for days, and pretty soon it became clear they all liked the arrangement! We'll continue to monitor, but so far so good-- They are non-stop entertainment!
I'm fortunate to be a part of an amazing small group of local artists, The Springboarders. We had a show this month at the Glen Rock Public Library in Glen Rock, NJ. It was my first in-person show since 2019, and great to be showing work with these other fabulous artists and friends! I've been developing a studio habit and have enjoyed more studio time this past year than any other year. We plan to have another, larger show at The Stable Art Gallery in Ridgewood, NJ next November. Stay tuned.. :-) (Not pictured Joy Yoo.)
Artist Jennifer Merz
[Reminiscing Throwback!] New Year's Eve 2021 is the 15th Anniversary of Evan's proposal and our engagement. Here's a photo of us young-uns back on New Year's Day 2007!
Lastly, I wanted to share a daily email resource that I LOVE. Morgan Harper Nichols is an incredibly gifted singer/songwriter/poet/artist/writer. She's inspiring in so many ways and her words encourage me daily! You can receive her material through her app (Storyteller). That's how I began receiving her "daily reminders". Or if you'd like to subscribe to her email list, you can send it to yourself by clicking here.
Thanks for reading my blog!
Any big plans for 2022?
Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy New Year! :-)
Here are links to a few things I've been enjoying lately. :-)
Please share any recommendations YOU have in the comments.
Grit-N-Grace: Good Girls Breaking Bad Rules Podcast - Incredible conversations, insights, and support for those dealing with perfectionism, performancism, and HSPs. "We believe every good girl can grow her grit, embrace God's grace, and learn to break bad rules."
The Thriving Christian Artist Podcast - Encouragement, great information, and resources for artists of all kinds.
Books / Audiobooks
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Artist's Journey: Bold Strokes To Spark Creativity by Nancy Hillis
I tried all of these and they're 'keepers'. Let me know any recipes YOU recommend!
Five Spice Park Lo Mein (Evan LOVED this!)
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Taco Pasta Salad
Mexican Cornbread Casserole
No Boil Baked Penne with Meatballs
Baked Cake Donuts
Polish Coffee Cake (very similar to my polish grandmother's coffee cake!)
Honey Wheat Rolls
Real NY Jewish Rye Bread
No-Knead Cottage Cheese Dill Bread
Edible Cookie Dough
Cookie Dough Energy Bites (soooo delicious AND "good for you"!)
Chewy Raspberry Meringues
I recently came across Matt Tommey's podcast while searching for Christian artist resources. He offers a boatload of free resources that I have just begun to explore! His outreach is to creatives of all kinds including writers, musicians, crafters, and artists.
Below are free links to an awesome "Gathering of Artisans" Conference held last week in North Carolina, that Matt broadcast Live on Facebook. (I don't think you need to have an account to view.) He offers many more free resources you can access on his website, including his podcast. Click here. Enjoy!!
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