My Moonshine Ink art column is out! Follow my adventures in duct tape and button- and candle-making in the current issue on stands, or online here: They’re Hunky, They’re Dory.
For my December art column for Moonshine Ink I interviewed three North Tahoe locals who make winter apparel: Carrie Cameron Hall, who makes ski jackets in her LetsGetBagged line; Ethan Rollins of Local Knits (see video); and Brandon Douglas of Nolan Apparel who makes ski mittens and just opened a Truckee storefront. Read my December column online here or pick it up on stands in Tahoe all this month.
tahoe on display
For my art column in this month’s Moonshine Ink, I covered three local exhibits and art finds I’m excited about, from the Phyllis Shafer show at Stremmel Gallery to a new mural at the Glenshire Elementary playground. Read it here!
why i farm
I was Gary Romano’s first draft editor for this book, and what an honor it was! Not only did I get to read a great book, but I got paid in fruits and veggies for a whole summer. So proud of Gary’s words making it into print. Buy Why I Farm to learn about the importance of small, organic farms and the life of this one very special one in the Sierra Valley.
Here’s a pic of Gary at the launch party at Campo in Reno.
woodturning w/ the woodchucks
Got sawdusty last month for my art column… check it out on stands and online in Moonshine Ink.
AdventureSmith’s new website
So happy to share that my past 6+ months of nearly all-consuming work on the new AdventureSmith Explorations website is complete (well, websites are never quite complete… but it’s live to public eyes)! Hop on over and check it out! So many cool features — trip reviews, a way better blog, a super-smart backend and so much customization it’s dizzying how much you link posts with pages with ships and trips and so on. I worked on getting all the content up on the site, from words to prices to photos to integrating it all into the cohesive pretty picture you see today. The team at Newfangled were our designers and programmers, and they were amazing every step of the way.
the traces we leave: petroglyphs & graffiti on donner summit
My Moonshine Ink art column is out today! I covered the graffiti on the abandoned Donner Summit trains tunnels, and the petroglyphs I found en route. This was a fun one to muse about. Happy reading! You can pick up or download the print edition (page 44) or read the online version.
For my latest art column in Moonshine Ink I covered the topic of travel journaling. Local artist Eva S. Nichols provided some great advice & I put it into practice on my Galapagos trip. Read it here: Seeing What You See.
awaken your creative mind
My art column for Moonshine Ink this month covers the wellness benefits of art. Some local workshops are tuning into this special connection that art brings us, and I’ve had fun researching this by taking a few workshops (watercolor, drawing, collage) that feel a lot like therapy! Read my art column here.
editing for “get out of my crotch!”
I’m a month belated getting this post up, but I was one of the copy editors on Get Out of My Crotch!, published by Cherry Bomb Books on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade January 22, 2013. Here’s the back story on the book: “Tired of hearing about legislation based on menstrual cycles, publisher Kim Wyatt sounded a call for essays about women’s rights and reproductive health in 2012. A shocking snapshot emerged of regressive policies, the erosion of basic human rights, and the culture that allows this to happen. Get Out of My Crotch! is an attempt to remind, to remember, and to continue the fight for equal rights.”
The book’s 21 writers (of all classes, professions—medical and non, races, and religions) examine reproductive rights, access to health care, and violence against women through first-person essays. A great, educational read, and I was honored to edit such big names in the writing biz as Roxane Gay, Katha Pollitt, and Sari Botton.