There is so much to say, but for now: Thank you to everyone who came out to last night’s Book Release Party + Storytelling Show at the powerHouse Arena. It was a night I will never forget.
A very special thank you to Erin Barker, Tara Clancy, and Jen Lee for sharing their own killer stories of real life fairy tales. And thank you to Vintage Cakery for providing the nom noms. (We ate 200 cupcakes and drank four cases of wine last night, folks).
The Little Mermaid was human now, but she still felt out of place. It seemed like nobody understood her, and she wasn’t sure they ever could. Her only relief came from reading; a good book always reminded her she was not alone.
It was a quiet October morning and we were drinking tea. I felt comfortable speaking honestly.
Watch the clip above or listen to the full interview on her site or on iTunes to hear about: -Changing careers and going all-in with creative work -“Millennials” and my own experience of my twenties -Not apologizing for one’s work (despite the temptation to do so) -Having an unconventional drawing education -Finding work that sits well with your soul, and -The benefits of looking at your life through the 5-Years-Ago Lens
Peter Pan was deeply upset that he’d grown too old to go trick-or-treating on Halloween. He would never again find joy like that — the past was gone, irrecoverable, only fading memories. After journaling his feelings for a few hours, he was comforted by a realization: Halloween now meant he could get totally wasted and dress up like an idiot!
(Illustration from contest winner Vicky Leta! See more of her work in this interview and follow her tumblr here. Thanks for all the incredible submissions!)