Craft Fair: May Music and Market Festival in Waterloo, IL

Last weekend was my first ever craft show. It was at a new local bar called the Tick Tock Tavern. It’s a quirky little bar in South City filled with clocks all stopped at 4:20 and vintage owl memorabilia. An interesting place, to be sure, but not exactly my jam. I think I’m just from […]


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EterniTeas: Come visit my new blog!

Quick announcement: I’ve created a blog dedicated to reviewing decaf and non-caffeinated teas. It’s called EterniTeas and you can find it here. I have passion for non-caffeinated teas: for a good two years I was unable to have caffeine. During this time I learned a lot about decaf and non-caffeinated teas, and about rooibos teas in […]


A hobby I started in August 2013 was submitting images to Shutterstock.  After a friend kept showing me ridiculous things she found on Shutterstock, I started browsing on my own, and quickly came to the “Well I could do that!” conclusion.  The hiccup was that my camera is not nearly good enough for stock photography. […]

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Apophysis Fractal Art

From 2005 to 2008 or so, a great passion of mine was making fractals as art.  There were (and still are) many different ways to make fractal art, but the two most popular at the time were UltraFractal and Apophysis.  Being a fan of both open source things and free things, I made Apophysis my […]