Save our Bayous, Fundraiser print

There are 12 threatened species, 11 endangered species and 20 at-risk species in the Louisiana bayou. I’m selling this as a print with 100% of the proceeds going to conservation in America’s bayous. If you’ve never been to one — I highly recommend it! They are both repealing and alluring. They glow, and stink and glisten. They are bizarre, unique and ultimately very necessary for animals, plants and humans alike. Despite conservation efforts, Louisiana still loses an acre of land every 33 minutes. That’s 25 miles a year. The city of New Orleans is especially at risk, as its surrounding bayous once protected it from tropical storms.
To buy a print, send me a message! $30 for 11×14”

Common Tides Fundraiser Print

My friend Katie Dyal co-founded and runs the amazing non-profit Common Tides that takes kids from underserved communities in developing countries on sailing trips to teach them about marine science and ocean stewardship. These trips are completely free for the kids, but the costs for renting a boat, housing and travel expenses for crew and so on can get quite high.
I’m selling these prints through my Etsy store to fundraiser for them and will be donating 100% of the proceeds to Common Tides.

Mary Oliver, The River

The river
Of my childhood,
That tumbled
Down a passage of rocks
And cut-work ferns,
Came here and there
To the swirl
And slowdown
Of a pool
And I say myself–
Oh, clearly–
As I knelt at one–
Then I saw myself
As if carried away,
As the river moved on.
Where have I gone?
Since then
I have looked and looked
For myself,
Not sure
Who I am, or where,
Or, more importantly, why.
It’s okay–
I have had a wonderful life.
Still, I ponder
Where that other is–
Where I landed,
What I thought, what I did,
What small or even maybe meaningful deeds
I might have accomplished
Among strangers,
Coming to them
As only a river can–
Touching every life it meets–
That endlessly kind, that enduring.

But it ain’t like that

I painted this when we first moved to Philadelphia in early 2016. In 2015, we moved there to pursue art, music and a different way of life. We met some amazing people and made some very deep and intimate connections. I’m grateful for the time there, but grateful to also let go of things that weren’t doing good for me anymore. Philly has a lot to offer and I’m excited to see how all our friends there grow this year.