Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sweeter Than Bee Pollen

Watercolor illustration prints available by request at Mad Shiny Shoppe!
Earlier this year, I found myself feeling like someone came and wrenched every last drop of honey from my happy little hive. That someone was my now ex-boss, whom I often refer to as "She Who Must Not Be Named." With her verbal and emotional abuse, she was pretty much a nightmare, and that's coming from someone who can get along with just about anyone.

When I graduated college, I had no idea how to apply my studio art/art history degree. A friend's father offered me a job making art with homeless and at-risk youth, so I jumped on the opportunity. I absolutely loved that position, but funding was cut the next year. I was bumped into a couple neighboring positions, and just counted myself lucky to have a job.

To cut a long story short, I stayed with that agency for six excruciating years, before I'd had too much of She Who Must Not Be Named's tormenting. I'm currently working as an artist/author from my humble home, and it's good great dripping with awesome. Quitting was terribly frightening, and things haven't exactly been perfect, but this new beginning is definitely sweet.


  1. So proud of you for taking the leap, Heather! :)

  2. I'm so proud of you! And so terribly terribly jealous!!

  3. Mr. B - Thanks. :)

    Ari - Poor, but happy. It's something I'm willing to deal with.

  4. You are amazing and wonderful and everything you do, no matter what u do, will be and is always awesome. Not everyone says it, but they all think it. Yay!

  5. Jessica - You're the sweetest, and I love you. ^_^ I think everything you make is awesome, too, especially your munchkins. <3


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