i finally figured it out anybody else feel the fluctuations between super inspired and super lethargic during this pandemic? even moreso than the usual peaks and valleys of life? + i definitely feel them. i have a million ideas and am running with them one day, and then completely lose interest the next. i get … More i’m going to write a book!
Anyone else love doing weird things with math? Life can be unpredictable and short… but what if life can get to be long, too? I’m 30 right now and I actually really *ucking love it 😍🤩 I kind of don’t want to turn 31! 😂 What if I get to live to 60, or even … More time remaining
Wow, I drew this FOUR years ago!? I wasn’t really using Instagram at the time, so I just used part of my last name. I was wanting to start sharing more art publicly and was trying to think of a name for my handle. I wanted to start with drawing some inspirational words or images … More We Just Forgot
My first 5k race 6 years ago. Before wearing glasses and a face covering were cool 😂 I didn’t want to aspirate the colored powder and figured I could just wear a buff. Worked like a charm! I thought about waiting until I had more prompts lined up, but screw it: practice what I preach! … More #AdventuringWithCreativity – Idea # 1 – Awareness – COLORS
I am the storm. And I am the calm before, during, and after it, too. Since I was a little kid, I have always been easily excitable. I am also able to remain extremely calm amidst chaos. When work gets crazy and stressful, it somehow activates a switch in me – I sink in deeper, … More Chaos and Calm As Dance Partners
This is a defining moment in our collective psyche. COVID-19 and these coming weeks and months (… years!?) are part of history. YOUR personal living history. And it’s still unfolding. The world, the universe, and the human race will never be the same. Sometimes this terrifies me. Right now, it excites me and lights a … More What Is Normal, Anyway?
How does seeing this image make you feel? I painted this on 12/6/17 in one of my first art notebooks before I started adding the date next to my signature. It is one of my favorite pieces of all time. Life is constantly changing and I am learning and growing so much all the time. … More Please Stay Home – I Do It, You Can Too
I’m doing the free 30-Day guided journey with Amber Rae to #JournalYourFeelings. Join me by clicking the link! Below is day 2’s prompt typed up so you don’t have to read my chicken scratch. Hey, Uncertainty, it’s me, Niki. You’re safe and welcome here. I’m here to listen. What are you trying to tell me? … More What “Uncertainty” Is Trying to Tell Me
I was window shopping while waiting to meet a friend for brunch and I saw this sign. It made me laugh instantly. I don’t need more “stuff,” so I kept browsing and killing time. Before I left, I decided I wanted it. I cracked some jokes with the owner of the small store and went … More Self-Talk
Happy International Women’s Day! Today is one of my favorite holidays, and this happens to be my 60th blog post. How serendipitous! Last year, I wrote about how my perspective on femininity deepened as I moved from childhood to adulthood. This year, I’d like to share about my expanding perspective on masculinity. Thanks to a … More We Rise Together