Self Care is Punk Rock

Getting tattoos and piercings are very punk rock, after care in this case is self care and also very punk rock. When you get a piercing or tattoo the best thing to help it heal is to have good after care. This means keeping the area clean, showering,  washing your …

Sanctuary

Looking into the eyes of someone who is having a bad drug trip is an odd experience. When someone is coming down from a bad trip they often require a very specific kind of emotional labor. In my day job I need to keep the energy up for clients to …

Art in a Time of Fear and War

In this time of great trouble and it is our responsibility to take up arms against what is wrong. This means we …

Who to call for help.

I have a neighbor, She sometimes runs around the apartment building naked and pulls fire alarms, one time after a very long …

Exploding Torpedo Coffins

I bought a book from Laurel Hill Cemetery gift shop (yes they have a gift shop) about the symbolism and iconography used …

What do you value?

I think a lot about when I will have to narrow down my possessions to one load crammed into my Honda fit …

Breaking the Third Wall

Living a stones throw away from DC I often go to galleries to inspire my art. My boyfriend pointed out an image by …

Art as Breathing

I read somewhere that creativity is like breathing, with long weeks or months of inhale pulling in ideas, and references gathering everything …

Photographing Strangers

I photograph a lot of music events and Renaissance festivals, I take a lot of photos of people they see me for …