Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Our book #whenmusescollide is ready! 

There are three ways to purchase:

Online at Create Space: https://www.createspace.com/5634228

Online at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/When-Muses-Collide-Days-Words/dp/1515190293

Pre-sale directly from me: If you live in Riverside, just let me know you want a copy, and I will order and deliver to you. 

Thank you for your ongoing support. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Minnesota lover

Over the next couple of weeks, we're going to be previewing some of our most recent book-ready drafts of #artandwords. Here is a pairing for December. Tell us what you think! 
Minnesota lover

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

You are so art

You wanna know something crazy? My partner in art, Sandra, and I have only officially met one time, at a Writer's Retreat in December of 2014. My mom encouraged me to attend, and Sandra's brother encouraged her. I was in my last two weeks of writing a poem-a-day for 2014, and in walks this amazing artist. I always wanted to pair my words with someone's art, and it happened. And now, after over a year of collaborating, creating, and editing, we are going to meet again. I'm so excited to have you visit, and I can't wait to share our book with friends and family. #artandwords #whenmusescollide 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

the world is wild enough for us

Had a rejuvenating weekend surrounded by ocean air and genuine love. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016


Oranges. Day 7 of a 7-day nature challenge. #citrus #nature #photography

In the part

Sometimes the best way out is through, and sometimes being here and now is enough. Happy Monday from #artandwords! 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Saturday, February 27, 2016


Flower. Day 6 of a 7-day nature challenge. #flower #nature #photography 


Editing is a brutal, beautiful thing. I'm massaging words I wrote over the course of a year, and I think I've finally worked out most of the kinks. I worry I'll never be completely satisfied even when I'm done. But I figure that's exactly how I'm supposed to feel. 

Sandra's art is a perfect fit for my words, and I'm so proud of the work we are doing. Soon, you will all see it. Not today, but soon. 💚

Friday, February 26, 2016


Tree. Day 5 of a 7-day nature challenge. #tree #nature #photography 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


Flower. #nature #photography 
Day 2 of a 7-day nature challenge. 

Monday, February 22, 2016


Lettuce. #nature #edibleart #photography  
Day 1 of a 7-day nature challenge. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

You drift in

In a training last week, we were asked to write a story about courage. Of course, I wrote a poem...

You drift in 
and sit too close 
to my skin. I cringe. You
look nothing like me. We 
can't be friends. But 
then you speak 
and I begin 
to wonder 
about the power 
we share. Your space 
feels less foreign, 
your tears are more clear. 
I listen, with my hand 
on my chin 
to the breaks in your speech. 
I watch 
the hairs on your arm 
rise from bumped skin. 
You feel what I feel. 
We are the same. 
We don't share a life, 
but we do share the game. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Kiss

Your slime and moisture
will mix
in a 
science of ancient beauty
wrapped up in stars,
an Egyptian Milky Way
of crevasses and 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Alligator Bites

She will hurt you
if you
put yourself in the water
with her,
if you
search for her,
if you
attempt to uncover
her madness,
and her desire to eat
your flesh.

She doesn't want that,
but she will
you act like a duck
or deer
or replaceable golf ball 
she gobbles
for fun because
she is bored and
it is there.

Back away and
do your
own thing,
she may eat your pet,
or swing your baby doll
like bacon on a hot stove,
but she won't get you
because she can't.

You are quick
and in-tune,
she will
in you