Holding a copy of "The Lonely City" by Olivia Laing in front of Hopper's "Early Sunday"

Mid-Book Review, and a Museum Day Trip

I picked up The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Lang about a week ago, and while I am enjoying it a lot, it’s extremely different than what I was expecting. I remember seeing this book everywhere I looked when I first moved to New York last summer. I wanted to…

My First Road Trip: Traveling for work, crossing the border, and solo travel tips!

Sometimes the universe gives you an opportunity that you just can't pass up. When I was asked by my job to go on a 10 day/3 city trip, I was initially VERY nervous. I've never travelled for a job before, much less driven almost 2,000 miles for a trip. But for the past nearly two…

collage sketchbook spread

Attempting to Collage an Entire Sketchbook [blog + VIDEO!]

If you read my last blog post, then you know I just recently submitted my very first sketchbook to Brooklyn Art Library! Well, turns out that I loved the process so much that I've decided to have another go at it. Last time, I filled my sketchbook with drawings of the places I've lived in…

spread for The Sketchbook Project

Adding My Sketchbook to Brooklyn Art Library!

As some of you may know, I have been working for the past year or so at a place called Brooklyn Art Library, which is the world's largest collection of sketchbooks! What's so cool about this place is that anyone in the world can add their sketchbook into the collection, and this year everyone on…

June TBR, Travel Plans, and Life Updates!

Admittedly, May was NOT  a great reading month for me. I finished only one book, "The Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton, which was.... fine. It was fine. Didn't knock me off my feet, but I did enjoy it when I was able to force myself to sit down and actually read.June doesn't look like…

tickets and Playbills

A Serious Play, a Pop Musical, and What We Expect When We Go to the Theatre

When I moved to New York, I excited and eager to really take the chance to dive into the world of theater. I had been a part of the drama club when I was in high school and loved it, but couldn't find the time to keep up with it in college, and was always…

Week 2 and 3 of #The100DayProject – This is still really hard

OHMYGOD this is still so hard. How is that possible? I thought the saying was that it takes 2 weeks to make a habit. I just finished week 3 and I still wake up in a cold sweat at night realizing that I haven't drawn anything yet today. Ugh. Maybe week 4 will be where…