A Portrait of Pain

Well I don’t know about you, but 2018 was one of the worst years of my life. If I could write it a Google review, I would not be complimentary. 1/5 stars. Would not recommend. Good things happened too, of course. No year is┬ácompletely horrible. I thought about those things as I white-knuckled my way…

New Year, New Thoughts

I’ve changed. I used to be the sort of person who came up with New Year’s Resolutions. Now, I find I’m more into New Year’s Directional Ideas – the more vague cousin of a resolution. In this season of my life, I find I look inward a lot and make changes all year round, on…

Courtney Cox Textile Art

I have shared previously on this (oft-neglected) blog about my developing skills in hand embroidery textile art. Well, to give myself more space to make these pieces, a platform by which to sell them, and a landing site for those who learn about me via exciting upcoming collaborative projects, I have launched Courtney Cox Textile…

“What’s the deal with ‘The Scribbler’?”

Next month will be a year since I came up with the idea of making a monthly kid’s zine for adults, full of original short stories and illustrations. This year I have made and shared five brightly colored issues, each of them light-hearted and full of puns. ‘The Scribbler’ was born of my lifelong desire…

Creative Brain

After driving for a week, we have landed (however briefly) in Kentucky. It’s peaceful. Quiet. We are mere paces from a lake, and I can hear the water from my open window. It’s been raining the last couple of days, and I am basking in its glory. After spending more than six months in California…