It’s that time of year when many of us are prone to look back on the past 12 months and hope that what we set out to do was somehow, against all odds, accomplished. It’s also that time of year when many of us set […]
Why This Is Awesome: Last year, I considered the possibility of participating in the month-long writing challenge and exercise I’ve heard about for years called NaNoWriMo. For those who don’t know, NaNoWriMo (more easily read as Nanowrimo) stands for National Novel Writing Month. It’s goal […]
Remember six months ago, I — along with a few creative optimists — built a new vision board as part of my New Year’s celebration?
Well, what’s even harder to believe than the fact that 2018 is half over is that I’m actually making a wee […]
If you recall, back in January, I reported on Newark’s community info session for the conversion of a long dormant bank building on South Ward’s Clinton Ave. into an artist’s housing and creative community center. That session, and the details shared, is just one of […]
I know what you’re thinking. “Candace! You’re not one of those bloggers who’s going to tell us about your vision board, are you?”
Yes. Yes, I am. And no, I’m not. Sorta.
You see, I’ve lived long enough to see vision boards become a popular trend, then […]
What does it mean to inspire? What does it mean to be inspired?
I have an entire tag devoted to the subject of “inspiration” here on my blog, but what does it take to be classified with such a label? I ask this question not just […]
Yesterday was a strange day. Well, the last month or so has been strange, but yesterday, particularly so. For the first time in a long time, I participated in a Twitter chat. If you don’t know what that is, it’s basically when you follow a […]
Artists are a community. Some artists are a community within a community. For example, the theater industry has communities of actors, painters, model makers, dancers, pit musicians, directors, set designers, sound techs, producers, costume designers, lighting techs, and many more. And in such communities, most […]
I know we’re only 2 weeks in, but I can definitely say without a doubt, it’s going to be a very interesting summer. So interesting in fact, my plate spinning skills are going to be Ed Sullivan Show-worthy by Labor Day weekend. Allow me to […]
Record Store Day. Independent Bookstore Day. Free Comic Book Day. Oh yes, ladies, gents and non-binary fam, ’tis officially the season to explore, engage and enjoy the community you call home.
I know, I know. As spring is still struggling to find its step and Memorial […]