March 15, 2019

Five Years Sober

Today, I acknowledge you, my pretty, clever, elephant. You are a part of me now.


I was at a "Port Tasting Party" last week and someone asked me if I'd tasted the Feist. When I explained that I wasn't drinking because I'm an alcoholic, the person was surprised that I could handle being at a party like that. I'm not immune to triggers; they do surface sometimes, but it's rare and they're so fleeting. Then came the questions and we slid effortlessly into a conversation about how I struggled in darkness before quitting drinking five years ago.

Isn't it funny how you have to step into the light to see your shadow?



March 6, 2019

My kids are superheroes.

I drew my kids as superheroes.



This was kind of a cool exercise, as an artist and as a mom; I had to really think about their characters, their individual strengths and gifts. I had fun with the poses and costume details.

Also, no one knows a superhero's back story like their mom.



If your kid was a superhero, what would their power be?



February 14, 2019

Love You Like

I wrote a poem for The Huz.


Happy Valentine's Day.

xojc