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Last Minute Gifts

Last call! Orders placed by today will likely make it in time for Christmas delivery. Use code "BYE2016" for 20% off the entire site and free US shipping for all orders $25+. And, last but most importantly, if you still need last minute gifting ideas (or ideas year round) please consider making a donation to some of the following nonprofit organizations that I have personally donated to in 2016. Help end domestic and sexual violence with the Houston Area Women's Center. More important than ever to support women's reproductive rights by helping keep Planned Parenthood open and available to all.  Support the ACLU of Texas' work in advocating civil rights and liberties for all.  Because the children are our future and Children...

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#GIRLBOSS

I have mixed feelings about #girlboss.  Reasons I love #girlboss: It is a rally cry for us to get up and to be seen. The sisterhood of entrepreneurs, makers, artists, movers and shakers who identify with it and embrace those who do so as well. The community it can create. The example it can set for young girls who still might doubt. It is damn catchy. It looks great on a sweatshirt. Reasons I don't love #girlboss: I ain't no girl. I'm a damn woman. I don't need a catchy, cutesy label. I'm the boss. Period. Basically, if you identify as a woman and are using #girlboss to lift us all up and to embolden us to do more, then...

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2016 Gift Guide - Black & White

My artwork is colorful. My wardrobe is not. If you, or someone you know, would also like to blend in with the zebras, check out this nifty selection from some of my favorite local Houston ladies. Clockwise - Boobs sweatshirt from Myth & Symbol. Because boobs. - Wool and clay necklace from Kari Breitigam. Like a tiny, elegant scarf appropriate for Texas weather. - Black silk dress from Evens. If I were fancy, this would be me fancy. - Pocket square from Kathrine Zeren. Pocket square or HANDKERCHIEF? Cold season has hit me hard and I'm finding handkerchiefs are gentler on the nose, better for the environment and just plain prettier. - Raw silk top from Sunchild. I love a flouncy top....

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Art and Motherhood

There have been a bunch of recent articles quoting the very famous Marina Abramović declaring motherhood would have been a detriment to her art. And then, obviously, the internet went into a hoopla. A. HOOPLA. As someone who is a woman, is an artist (albeit significantly less famous) and is a mother, I thought I'd chime in. I don't condemn Abramović for her general thoughts on motherhood. It's true, being a mother is a lot of work and does require an enormous amount of energy. And for a while, when my daughter was a newborn, it was impossible to get anything done. IMPOSSIBLE*. And it's also true that having kids changes your priorities. If I had to choose between being an...

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Bake Sale

Original. Home baked. Made from scratch. I'm whipping up a bunch of new sweets inspired house drawings and each one is a winner. Literally. I'm giving each house it's own high school superlative inspired award. Think Best Hair. Literally. I'm cutting out award ribbons you can attach to each framed house. I know, I'm a dork. But, oh my goodness, it makes me so happy when things come in neat little packages complete with their own matching accessories. And these babies, much like a bake sale, are priced to sell. I've been wanting to find a way to get more original artwork into the hands of those who will appreciate them and this is the series to do that.  Funfetti cupcake bungalow. Cotton...

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