What is your network?

Hiking, 6X8, oil on archival canvasboard, $435 includes shipping in continental US. One of the nicest things about being an artist is avoiding the world of business-speak. Still, even artists must network. Networking is sometimes described in negative terms: cronyism, the old boy network, or nepotism. But we human beings network constantly and naturally; we’re …

Small Town Charm at Meeker Mercantile

Small Town Charm at Meeker Mercantile

Discover the small-town charm of Meeker Mercantile in Puyallup for all things unique and giftable.  The new boutique opened this winter, offering a space for local creators and makers to showcase their goods, along with a variety of clothing, art, and home decor items from additional small business brands. Conceived by the dynamic duo of …

Writer in the Wild: Fantasy Author Event

Writer in the Wild: Fantasy Author Event

I mean, it’s not exactly New York City, but I do find that authors (and other events and shows) often come though the Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill). This month, a group of fantasy writers on a whirlwind tour together blew through and held an event at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh. I have become a Quail …

Book Review: Mary Jane

Book Review: Mary Jane

I can’t help but wonder if what I didn’t enjoy in Jessica Anya Blau’s Mary Jane was just me being defensive. I mean, my book club mostly found it readable, believable, and open and fair to both families presented in it. Meanwhile, I came ready to say that it was yes, readable, but not believable …

A walk in an English woods

A walk in an English woods, oil on linen, 16X20, private collection. I’ve never starred in one of my own paintings before, and if I were to choose my pose, I probably wouldn’t choose to paint my backside, but there was something magical about this moment. My husband posted a photo of this scene on …

Pacific Northwest Medical Group offers Real Results

Pacific Northwest Medical Group offers Real Results

Dedicated to helping with Weight Loss Management, the Pacific Northwest Medical Group just opened their first location in Puyallup.  Through excellent customer service and no tricks or pricing gimmicks, Puyallup residents and owners of PNW Medical Group Daryl and Jennifer Welsh, are committed to helping people transform their lives using FDA approved medicines with positive …