About Me

art projects

Congratulations. You’ve made it to Craftwhack –  a veritable feast for your senses. If you’ve arrived here from social media, you were most likely charmed or repulsed by something I shared. Either way, I’m glad you’re here.

Since I’ve lured you in, here’s what you can expect from my blog:

Girls! Drugs! Guns! Pew pew pew pew pew

For Real:

Raise your bloodshot eyes up a few inches and you will see in the menu bar some of the topics I cover here, such as:

1. Creative Stuff


2. Writing Stuff

  • My Stories (current or past tales)
  • Inane bullshit, because I really need a place to unleash my sense of 9 year old boy humor
  • Of course I also write about blogging, since I’ve been doing it since 2008. I am what you would refer to as a ‘blogging pioneer’.

Some of my most popular art projects:

Easy Zentangle 

100 Crazy Cool Drawing Ideas for Kids

25 Cool Printmaking Ideas

Acrylic Painting Techniques

Knitting for Beginners

In all seriousness, I have thought long and hard about what I want people to get from this blog, and from me, really. It’s been floating around in my head subconsciously, and maybe it sounds ridiculous, but I want people to be happy. Everyone. I want every person ever to be happy, and the only way I know that I can contribute to this is by trying to make people laugh, sharing inspiring things I find, and helping people practice or discover their creativity.

If any of this resonates with you, I would be thrilled and honored if you sign up for my weekly newsletter. Expect it early on Sunday mornings, so you’ll have to schedule your one night stands for Friday nights.

P.S. My favorite thing ever is CAPSLOCK WEDNESDAY over on Facebook, so won’t you join us the next time it is Wednesday? You’ll blow off some steam and meet some new friends to yell with in CAPSLOCK.

About Me:

You’ve probably noticed by now I find it realllly hard to be serious, but I can totally make you weep in your white wine with some of my past tales of tragedy and trauma. (Sweet alliteration.) I’ve weathered my fair share of Lifetime Movie-style drama, and came out the other side stronger. (Look up post traumatic growth – it’s a thing.)

I currently live in a suburb of Chicago with my husband and 2 kids and dog. Always a dog. My step kids are off at college. College for me was art school: Rhode Island School of Design, and I spent some years making and selling paintings at art fairs and galleries.

I love playing around with different art techniques, gazing slack-jawed at beautiful design, making super simple DIY concoctions, and struggling to get organized. I have a problem with buying paper planners and calendars.

Here’s an exhaustive list of other things I love, because I also love lists:

Iced green tea, dogs, raspberries, illustration, chick peas, goats, grey, poppies, garnets, pens, slate, eggs, lizards, hair dye, The Bachelor, essential oils, Ellen Degeneres, hotels, grocery lists, notebooks, personified creatures in commercials, podcasts, yoga, salads, chocolate chip cookies, snorkeling, naps, reading, writing, funny tweets, turkey burgers, being alone, road trips, street art, hiking, my bunions, art supplies, office supplies, sarcasm, skin care, pine trees, I will add to this as I see fit.

Now will you do something for me? Will you head over to my About You page and leave a comment. Write a phrase or a book, and let me know who you are. Anything you wish to share I’ll be happy to read. Go on, git.