I call this a blog, but it’s really much less involved than that. It’s a teensy blog.

Sparks are seemingly small things that light me up on the daily:
colors and light, music and moments, people and pets, thoughts and words.
Whether it’s a stellar day or a sloggy one, sparks are both what help me
slow down and take note *and* also inspire me to keep me scooting right along.

Here you’ll find glimpses into my studio life and personal life, both of which
can’t help weave their way into my work. Often they'll be my Instagram posts.
Feel free to comment if something here resonates with you and your own spark!

Stamp + Envelope Love

I might be a little obsessed with postage stamps. I don’t collect them in albums or anything, but I love to take little breaks from my work – preferably while noshing on something tasty – to browse through the USPS website or one of their dreamy Philatelic catalogs (do you get one in the mail…

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Tree Delivery

It’s not every day that a friend calls to say, “My husband cut down four trees in the woods. Want one?” (Yes! Yes, we do!) It appeared on the front porch within the hour. Perfect timing for a little holiday cheer, as I was just setting up to photograph wintry stamps on colorful envelopes ….

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Louisa's sweet dog Juniper cuddling while she reads

A Dog and a Book

As a family, we are reading the book My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem. It is not light reading, so having what we call Juniper’s “inlet” (that slight swirl of white that travels toward the top of her head) available for tracing with a fingertip is helpful. She did her best today to keep up…

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Pantone's color of the year 2021 annoucement poster

Color of the Year

In the category of seemingly frivolous and silly, I’ve had today marked on my calendar for months. Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year (and related Color Trends) for 2021 were announced at 2:00 this afternoon: Aegean Teal 2136-40. This may seem ridiculous and “Who cares?” and “Who even gets to determine such things?” but I…

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Louisa arranging colorful thank you cards she created


My first post simply must be about gratitude.  This website has been in the works for a long while, and the name change became clear to me about halfway through the process. Because life is life, we’ve had more than our share of starts and pauses, but everyone on the team that partnered with me…

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