Aside from being the stay-at-home mother of Doom and Destruction (Doom is 14, Destruction is 11), I dabble in the arts whenever I have the opportunity. I’m an aspiring world-famous writer (and during the summer months, a perspiring writer).
I am also a lame comedian.
I’ve been an artist for more than 20 years now, which I can’t even believe is true because that means I’m 40. During that time, I’ve had work displayed locally and I’ve been commissioned for pieces more times than I can count at this point, usually for portraiture but not always. I’ve designed business cards, logos and those types of things, and I create and edit advertisements for the local paper and community organizations on a regular basis.
My published contributions (outside of the newspaper) have included artwork and tutorials for “When Pancakes Go Bad: Optical Delusions In Photoshop,” “I’ve Got A Human In My Throat: Create MORE Optical Delusions In Photoshop," and other online Photoshop tutorials.
I’m a cadre writer for BLUNTmoms, a purveyor of satirical writing for MockMom, and a contributor to the anthologies “Only Trollops Shave Above the Knee” (April, 2015), “Martinis & Motherhood – Tales of Wonder, Woe and WTF?!” (June, 2015), and "True To Life Parenthood: The Only Handbook You'll Need" (April, 2016). An essayist for random websites that strike my fancy, I am a part of Hearst Digital Media’s contributor network and have had work published on GoodHousekeeping.com and Cosmopolitan.com. You can find me on Twitter @crumbsdown
- digital painting
- photomanipulation and image retouching