What I did on my Christmas Vacation by Rachael Rossman, age 36

I have a full-time job. And I don’t mean the one that includes pouring milk, doing laundry and feeding Webkinz. I mean a full-time, grown-up, wearing-suits-to-work kind of job. It’s not very often that I take vacation of any significant length, but I do try to when my kids are out of school. This year, […]

Recipe For a Happy New Year's Day

Despite the unfortunate events of the past 24 hours (hint: hundreds of dollars at auto mechanic and a break-in at my husband’s office) I am determined to cocoon myself in good thoughts (and chocolate if necessary) and make this a good day.   As all good days start off, I began at Dutch Bros. with my […]

New Year's Eve Eve. Eve.

The way I figure it, if you don’t make your resolutions directly on New Year’s Eve, they’re more like guidelines. Non-binding suggestions, if you will. Maybe I’m being a bit cautious (some might say chicken) but here’s my list of New Year’s Guidelines, for myself. Right out here for the world to see. Caution be […]

Just in Case You Missed it…

Before I got this fancy blog and The Twitter, I used to write about all the cool stuff that was going on over on my portfolio site (interviews, shows, new work). There are fun things like links to my shameless self-promotion on other people’s blogs, photos of the stuff Martha Stewart sent me and a […]


  I wish I would have paid better attention to my art teachers when they were talking about perspective. And not the teacher who said, “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” That only helped me justify drawings that didn’t turn out well. I mean the perspective discussions that may have helped me with the […]