The Armor We Wear

“I’m sensitive and I’d like to stay that way.”  Over the years, that line from Jewel’s 1995 “I’m Sensitive” has always bothered me. I was reminded of it again recently when I talked about armor with a friend of mine, Chaz Kirchhoff (follow her on Instagram!), an armor specialist and Curator of European and DecorativeContinue reading “The Armor We Wear”

Playing Dress Up

I’ve loved playing Dress Up for as long as I can remember. We have loads of pictures from when I was a kid – me dressed as some sort of classy lady, and my brothers as women with pillows stuffed in their dresses (because I was the big sister and they had to do whatContinue reading “Playing Dress Up”

A Series of Limitations

I remember sitting outside the Percolator Art Space in Lawrence, Kan. one evening over 10 years ago, sipping a beer and chatting with a friend. My artist’s soul was chafing at the bounds of a “regular job.” I didn’t want to quit – it really was a great opportunity and the steady paycheck and healthContinue reading “A Series of Limitations”


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About Me

I’m Jessica. I used to be an adventurer: single and childless and nothing to lose. Now I’m married, the mother of a two-year-old, working a full-time desk job and having a hard time locating the art and creativity that used to run rampant in my life. This blog is my love note to myself; a weekly way for me to connect to that creative energy and to foster it in my life again. I hope it helps you, too!

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