Last fall, Chris and I went to Northampton, MA for a mini vacation. We stopped by a comic book shop and I was immediately attracted to Tillie Walden's graphic memoir, Spinning. After reading it a week later, I did some research and found that she had attended the Center for Cartoon Studies, same as Lucy Knisley. I poked around on their website and realized that they do weeklong summer workshops. Since my summer is panning out to be far less busy than last summer, I figured I would take the plunge! Excited to try and take this project to the next level! I need an extra kick in the butt.
Had a few space improvement projects on the docket the last few weeks as a means of procrastination. I stained this natural wood dresser from IKEA that I've had for 6 years so that it would match the walnut woodwork. The ceiling fan in my room also used to have fake wood paneling that made it look like a creepy retro spider. So I painted it white. Why not!
Also, we had an armed break-in recently. What fun! Not in our apartment, but in one of the other units. While they were searching for the culprits, the police had a 24-hour stakeout in our building to see if they would come back. I baked some cookies for them as a thank you.
Hannah Dunscombe is a painter and portrait artist based out of Mansfield, MA.