Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Of pine cones and advent calendars

Once upon a time—six years ago to be exact—a sort-of-artist started a blog on December 1, with a simple post. She shared this drawing and talked about her love of pinecones and advent calendars. Years passed. She wrote another 220 posts and shared lots of drawings, some block prints and a watercolor or two. 

But lately, she started thinking, "Maybe blogging has run its course for me. The world is going effing crazy different in so many ways, maybe it's time for me to do something different, too." 

She remembered a quote from her high school French class: "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose" which, loosely translated, means "The more things change, the more they stay the same." 

She thought and thought, and ate some chocolate. She finally decided that, because the world was going effing crazy changing, it was more important than ever to keep posting her drawings. 

And she will.  

And she hopes that you will too. 

The End (but not)

Author's Note: Giving nary a thought to this blog, or what I posted about in my first-ever post, or 19th-century French journalists, I bought this a few weeks ago:

Pinecones and advent calendars. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

Pinecone advent calendar handmade by the very talented Crankbunny.


  1. I am so glad you are continuing with your blog! Your artwork is exquisite and your words thoughtfully crafted. Your drawings inspire me to continue to practice mark making in my own quiet way. Happy December to you and your family!

    1. Thank you!! (When I clicked on your name to see who left such a kind comment, I saw the beautiful linocut in your gallery that you use for your Instagram profile I have made the connection!!)

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  3. Thank you for this Sarah. So needed at a time when it's easy to say 'none of this makes a difference'.

  4. I'm glad you're going to keep blogging too. I really enjoy seeing what you create. My first thought when I saw the pine cone was, but I've already seen that. Who knew so much time had gone by? But also goes to show that what you create is memorable. I know all about life getting effing crazy. Wishing you all the best.

  5. Thank you Sarah, I'm so glad you will continue, I've loved following you through your illustrations, candies, knit pieces, and more. It encourages me to see what you are doing--I think it does make a difference. I may not comment a lot, but I'm out here.

  6. P.S.-Happy 2017

    HAPPY 2017!-Anita