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August 26, 2018

Crop the World

I just finished listening to Austin Kleon’s keynote at the Scratch Conference 2018.  Since I religiously read his blog posts, I had heard several of the ideas previously, but that’s sort of what we expect from people, right? For people to represent themselves as we’ve already decided to see them. In the address he talks about one of his inspirations, the artist and nun, Corita Kent. He…

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August 6, 2018

“Is this how a bouquet of red roses is supposed to behave?”

I’m a nerd. I color coordinate my mugs on a shelf in the kitchen, I like when the potatoes grow little sprouts that I can then pluck off and imagine myself growing — would we be rooted vegetables if we were in fact vegetables? My kitchen table is a hoarder’s den of inspiration without me even really collecting.  You can reliably count on the fact…

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August 1, 2018

Style Inspiration: Amy Poehler on Making It

Obviously, I am the Donna Meagle of Pawnee Parks and Rec, but I’ve always had a secret husk in my chest carved solely for Leslie Knope. (Notice my use of maker-verbs & nouns here.  I’m on brand.) I try to turn my Knope on when I’m careening into awkward small talk; her enthusiasm, her craftiness, her go-gals attitude.  Although, I can’t always be the Leslie…

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Hi, I’m Cass

I am a writer, educator and genuine creative living on the coast of NC. Our house is built on sunshine with my husband BJ, dog named Tucker, and our two very sassy cats: Fromage and Jasper.

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