Breadcrumbs: The Lies I tell Myself

In occasional fits of despair, I can be found lying face down on the floor grousing about how “I just want to make things, I just want to create something!”  You know what?  I don’t think that’s entirely true.  Furthermore, I think that mentality actually runs counter to being a creative type. I don’t want…

Chuco Town

A few months ago, I slapped some film in my old camera and headed downtown with my husband to take some pictures.  In a year, I won’t be living in El Paso anymore.  As that reality sinks in, I realize just how complicated my feelings are towards this city.  When I first got here, I…

Field Notes, and a Brief History Lesson.

Today was one of those dazzling spring days that just beg you to walk around in the sun.  As I drove home from work this morning I knew I had to get out in it and I had the idea to try something that I’ve been wondering about for a while.  I had, until today,…

Breadcrumbs: Nothing is Sacred.

Let me tell you a story. Years ago, I came into a little money and I set out to buy some new art supplies.  I was so excited to buy something nicer than the student grade stuff to which I had become accustomed.  I bought a tube of beautiful ultramarine watercolor.  I don’t remember the…

Breadcrumbs: Rubric.

The sap is beginning to rise out here in the Chihuahua desert, there’s actual warmth in the air and my basement dungeon of an apartment is beginning to thaw out.  That has nothing to do with the rest of this piece, I just think it’s nice to feel my toesies again.  (If I haven’t mentioned it before,…