Tag: happy

  • Complicated Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day always creates such a barrage of mixed emotions for me. There was a lot of trauma, abuse, mental illness, and foolish decisions that marked my childhood. My mother was far from a perfect parent. Luckily, she does admit to that and seems to be really trying to be a better person now, but […]

  • I Won 3rd Place in Another Art Contest!

    I got some great news yesterday! The above artwork won 3rd place in the “Finding Your Inner MozArt” art contest! I get $75 in prize money plus whatever the piece sells for, so not bad! I think the best part for me personally though, is that the head judge is the Director Emeritis of the […]

  • Water is Back! 800+ Blog Followers! Awesome Book Series!

    Hey everyone! There were a few random things I wanted to share today. First, an update about my water heater situation….we now have hot water again! I can shower, I can brush my teeth, and I can flush the toilet again! Woo-wee!!! We are out almost $2,000 though, so that part really sucks. Secondly, I […]

  • My Drawing Won Honorable Mention!

    I received notice today that my drawing “A Soft Place to Land” won honorable mention in the Disability Legal Rights Center Art Contest, run in conjunction with the Art of Autism website. Here is the drawing that placed: I enjoy entering contests like these and am always honored when I actually win or place in […]

  • Over 1 Million Views on YouTube!!!

    I am not the type of person to typically “toot my own horn” or brag about my achievements, but my psychiatrist and psychologist both say I need to “become my own cheerleader” in a way and learn to celebrate small victories, so I figured I would take the time to mention that my YouTube channel, […]

  • A Really Good Day!

    A Really Good Day!

    Today was a good day. For the first time in a long while, I actually felt like going out by myself and having some fun. The weather is really nice (which always affects my mood as well), hopefully it is a sign that spring is right around the corner! So I went to the library […]

  • Happy Art – Pegasus and Sunshine

    Happy Art – Pegasus and Sunshine

    I share a lot of darker art and writing on this blog, so thought today I would share some bright, happy art! I like the way this ACEO art trading card came out, featuring a pegasus and a swirly sun. I also added a bit of pastel splatters to dress it up a bit more. […]

  • Writing Prompt: What Would Your Happy Ending Look Like?

    Writing Prompt: What Would Your Happy Ending Look Like?

    For a while I’ve been wanting to start posting occasional writing prompts to my blog. Just a question or two or a spark of an idea to hopefully inspire you guys to take up your pen/pencils/keyboard and write out your thoughts and feelings. Even if you aren’t a writer by profession like myself, writing out […]

  • I’m getting my first picture book published!

    Yesterday I received the news, a publisher officially wants to publish my picture book manuscript.  It’s only a small press, and my book will only start out with a small run, but depending on how hard I am willing to work to promote it, the sky is the limit.  I am so excited and can’t […]