The Crayon Factory

I took a little creative liberty with the title of this post, courtesy of my niece. The official name of the place in question is the Crayola Experience. It is located just about 20 minutes from my house, so I was happy to bring my sisters, brother-in-law, and niece there for a morning of colorful…

Travel Art: Our Wedding Guestbook

We have made it a habit to buy artwork when we travel, and now that we have a home we have a great way to display all of it. Our collection includes pieces from four continents, most that we bought together but also a few we each got individually before we met. However, our favorite…

A Small Slice of the Semi-Weird Art of Prague

When I spent about 24 hours in Prague a few years ago, I was on a budget tour for 18-35s. The group consisted of three couples and four single twenty-somethings. Before long the couples split off for alone time, leaving me with three art loving twenty-something guys. And when you tour Prague with three art…

Five Hundred Million Shades of Purple

My cousin Anthony is probably one of the most lovable people I know. Every time I see him I get a bone-crushing hug, but it is so sweet I never ask him to lighten his grip. He sometimes calls me by my sister’s name, but the sentiment is so genuine it feels wrong to correct…

Grounds for Sculpture

After getting some bad news and struggling through the last few weeks, my sisters and I decided that we needed to get away, even just for the day, and do something together. We needed sister time, fresh air, and a new perspective. So last Saturday, with no parents, no husbands, no fiancés, and no friends,…