Sigh…It’s No Batmobile

The dreaded minivan. This was the day my ego….perhaps not died…but definitely took a big hit. It was difficult to accept that a very unsexy minivan was the practical choice for our large family and stretched resources. For one who values beauty and style, it was very humbling to accept yet another hit against my delusions of sexy and cool. I tried to christen her “Deathstar”, or even “Party Bus,” to maintain some element of boss. My kids settled on “Giant Marshmallow.” But… you know, over time… function, peace of mind from responsible spending, and the freedom of regard for protecting something…

Millennial Mom Battles the Dungeon Demon

Do you know the joke that goes, “If you ask God for patience, he’ll give you a long bank line”? I have a story to illustrate this is no joke. I have a need for safety. And my husband is away a LOT for work. In the past, whenever my safety felt compromised, I didn’t trust my own ability to handle it. I would wish for someone strong to help me deal with the situation. Perhaps you can see where this is going…. Almost all of the challenging situations in my life have occurred when my husband was away or…

I Have A Problem With Fantasy

This is “I Have a Problem With Fantasy”, one of my favourite paintings, and the title piece in the MM series. I’ve been working on it for a few months now, as the text is very precise and time-consuming, but worth the effort, I think. I have loved VOGUE magazine for a long time. It has been my book of dreams, full of all the beauty, culture, and sophistication I have always felt drawn to. But, I have had problems keeping this dream-world in perspective. My fantasies about living that glamorous life morphed into wanting that life for real. I’ve had…